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Logan Releases Clementine Pinot Gris

Logan Releases Clementine Pinot Gris

Not to be mistaken by its colour, this new release from Logan Wines is in fact a pinot gris. The Logan 2016 Clementine Pinot Gris has been released by winemaker Peter Logan to celebrate his 20 th vintage and is named after his and his wife, Logan General Manager, Hannah Logan’s daughter. Peter Logan left the juice from the pinot gris grapes to ferment for two weeks on the darker-coloured pinot gris skins...

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Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo Releases Limited Edition Rolling Stones Bottles

Jose Cuervo is commemorating The Rolling Stones' 1972 North American Tour, also known as the 'Tequila Sunrise Tour', with the release of two limited edition bottles with Rolling Stones branding this month. According to legend, on the first night of the band's North American tour, the group drank Jose Cuervo Tequila Sunrise cocktails at The Trident bar in San Francisco. The blend of the Cuervo family's blu...

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De Bortoli Shows New Branding on Woodfired Shiraz Release

De Bortoli Shows New Branding on Woodfired Shiraz Release

De Bortoli has released the first wine to feature its new branding. The Woodfired Heathcote Shiraz 2015 is the first to feature the all-new De Bortoli Family Winemakers logo, which was created as part of a rebrand that also included the winery's website at the beginning of August. The updated branding will continue to roll out across De Bortoli's portfolio of wines from now. The Woodfired Shiraz has bee...

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Coopers Limited Edition: Dr Tim's Traditional Ale in 440ml Can

Coopers Limited Edition: Dr Tim

Coopers Brewery is celebrating the 60th birthday of its Managing Director and Chief Brewer, Dr Tim Cooper, with a limited edition 440ml can of his eponymous beer, Dr Tim's Traditional Ale, this month. The release marks the first time that the brewery has released a 440ml can. 20,000 cases of the limited edition can are available and each is expected to retail for the same price as the existing 375ml can. ...

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Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker Rye Cask Finish

Johnnie Walker, the number one Scotch whisky in the world, recently introduced a new expression – Rye Cask Finish. Rye Cask Finish is a 10-year-old, chill-filtered blended Scotch whisky and has already picked up gold at The International Spirits Challenge 2016 and silver at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Johnnie Walker’s Master Blender, Jim Beveridge, used whiskies matured for at least ...

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Grant Burge Old Vine Filsell Shiraz 2014

Grant Burge Old Vine Filsell Shiraz 2014

Grant Burge Wines has released the newest vintage of its acclaimed Old Vine Filsell Shiraz. The 2014 Old Vine Filsell is made from near century-old vines on the Grant Burge Filsell vineyard and embodies all the characteristics of a bold and voluptuous Barossa shiraz. “The Filsell Old Vine Shiraz is a true icon of the Barossa, and the 2014 vintage is an exceptional addition to a proud and illustrious linea...

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James Squire Releases Hop Thief 8

James Squire Releases Hop Thief 8

Hop Thief 8 is the newest release from the James Squire Hop Thief Varietal Series. Like the other releases in the series, Hop Thief 8 is an American-style pale ale made from the finest hops available from the season. For this release, Malt Shovel Brewery has sourced Cascade and Crystal hops from the Yakima Valley, Washington State USA, to create a unique brew that boasts spicy citrus and floral aromas. Ch...

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Double the Darkness from 4 Pines' Keller Door Project

Double the Darkness from 4 Pines

4 Pines has released a Double Cascadian Dark Ale under its Keller Door small batch beer project. This limited edition beer has twice the intensity and darkness of your average ale and follows on from 4 Pines' The Black Box of Dark Ales, made specifically for winter tastebuds. This beer is robust and jam-packed with fresh hops from the West Coast of the USA. The name 'Cascadia' comes from the Cascade Mount...

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TWE Announces Wynnsday Collection Release Date

TWE Announces Wynnsday Collection Release Date

Treasury Wine Estates has announced August 3 as the release date for the highly anticipated 2016 Wynnsday collection. The collection, which has been released annually since the 1980s, this year will feature six wines from the 2013 and 14 vintages. The 2016 collection aims to showcase Wynns' house-style and includes the Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (RRP $44.99), V&A Lane Shiraz 2014 (RRP $59.99)...

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James Squire Releases New Seasonal Porter

James Squire Releases New Seasonal Porter

Inspired by James Squire himself, who braved the harsh and treacherous English winters of the 1700s, James Squire brings a new winter seasonal to Australian drinkers with the release of the Darkside Jaffa Porter. Fruity and sweet with a medium body, this porter leaves a velvety dark chocolate flavour on the palate and bursts with rich citrus aroma and hints of sweet orange. “The sweet hint of orange in th...

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