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Fuller’s Limited Edition Anniversary Ale

Fuller’s Limited Edition Anniversary Ale

Distributed by: Empire Liquor RRP: $19.95 Celebrating its 170 th birthday, London brewer Fuller’s has released a limited edition Anniversary Ale. Anniversary Ale is a seven per cent bottle-conditioned (will mature with age in the bottle) beer produced using Fuller’s trademark yeast to create a beer packed with those citrus notes the brewery is often recognised for, with added orange peel at the end. He...

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Two Birds Brewing Taco Beer Now Available in Consumer Handy 330ml Bottle

Two Birds Brewing Taco Beer Now Available in Consumer Handy 330ml Bottle

Distributor: Two Birds Brewery RRP: $20 Initially available as a “Flights of Fancy” exercise in speciality kegs, before being produced in 500ml bottles, Taco Beer, the Melbourne produced brainchild of Two Birds Brewery, is now available in 300ml/4packs with an extended consumer off-premise retail push. The fresh and fruity beer was inspired by head brewer Jayne Lewis and co-founder Danielle Allen’s, tra...

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De Bortoli Releases Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014

De Bortoli Releases Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014

De Bortoli has announced the latest addition to their Deen Vat Series, launched nationally in April of last year, the Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014. The Deen Vat 7 Chardonnay 2014 is a combination of the finest fruits from the Riverina, New South Wales and the King Valley, Victoria and features elegant, lively and charismatic aromas of white peach, cashew and subtle vanilla oak, building on the brand’s reput...

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Ardbeg Marks 200th Anniversary with Release of Distillery Edition Perpetuum

Ardbeg Marks 200th Anniversary with Release of Distillery Edition Perpetuum

Championing the motto “time changes, Ardbeg remains”, the iconic Islay Malt Whisky recently celebrated it’s 200th Anniversary timed with the occurrence of the annual ‘Ardbeg Day’ festivity and the launch of a new limited edition expression, Ardbeg Perpetuum. While a number of the brand’s previous special releases have been about celebrating a rich and heritage-driven past, Ardbeg Perpetuum is aimed at a t...

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Best of the Barossa – 2013 Präime Shiraz

Best of the Barossa – 2013 Präime Shiraz

Schild Estate, a family run and owned winery in the South of the Barossa has released a limited edition shiraz from 2013 – a fantastic vintage for the region’s hero varietal. The release, Präime - named after the family’s German heritage - is a blend of what the winery says were the best parcels from its vineyard in that vintage and is therefore a premium expression of Barossa Valley fruit. The family is ...

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Galway Vintage to Release Limited Edition Barossa Malbec

Galway Vintage to Release Limited Edition Barossa Malbec

Distributor: Samuel Smith & Son RRP: $17.99 Next month, Galway Vintage will release a limited edition 100 per cent Barossa malbec to compliment its time-honored Barossa shiraz. In a bid to turn around Yalumba’s fortunes, Galway Vintage was released by Wyndham Hill Smith in 1943. In 2012, Wyndham’s son, Robert Hill-Smith saw the potential of a malbec within the Australian market. Robert said: “Galway...

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Rekorderlig Rereleases Spiced Äpple Cider in Time for Winter

Rekorderlig Rereleases Spiced Äpple Cider in Time for Winter

Rekorderlig Rereleases Spiced Äpple Cider in Time for Winter Distributor: CCA RRP: $7.50 Welcoming back a seasonal favourite with a new look and new name, Rekorderlig introduces Rekorderlig Spiced Äpple Cider. Previously known as Winter Cider, the apple cider was only available in the colder months, but will now in response to consumer demand, be ready for purchase all year round, featuring the same gre...

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Furphy Beer Launches On Tap And In Pack Around Victoria

Furphy Beer Launches On Tap And In Pack Around Victoria

Distributed by: Lion RRP: $18/6 pack and $50/case Brewed in Geelong, Victoria, Furphy brewers work closely alongside local producers to source 100 per cent of the beer’s ingredients from surrounding regions, creating a local beer made for and by local people. Furphy is now available both on tap and in pack around Victoria, including the Melbourne metro area. Launched last year, the hops, malt and water ...

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Glenfiddich Releases 'The Original': The Whisky That Started It All

Glenfiddich Releases

Blended with a storied past and launched as part of an impassioned local marketing campaign, William Grant & Sons has released its newest distiller’s collection expression into Australia – Glenfiddich The Original. Inspired by the pioneering spirit of Sandy Grant Gordon, Glenfiddich The Original is a recreation of the embryonic 1963 Glenfiddich Straight Malt that significantly spurred the modern singl...

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The Wine Company Introduces Two New Wines To Its Portfolio

The Wine Company Introduces Two New Wines To Its Portfolio

This week, The Wine Company introduced two new brands to their portfolio, Mataora and Blessington Road. The Wine Company aims to offer customers wines of the highest quality from the most renowned regions in Australia and around the world. Mataora means living or being alive in traditional Maori language and the Pinot Noir is grown and produced in the renowned Central Otago region of New Zealand, famous f...

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