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TWE Launches New Wines Under Regional Gems Strategy

TWE Launches New Wines Under Regional Gems Strategy

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has released the first set of wines created under its Regional Gems strategy. Announced in February , the strategy aims to promote and strengthen iconic regional wines (regional 'gems'), by concentrating on several of its wineries in Margaret River, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia. The new releases, The Stag Chardonnay and The Stag Shiraz, have been made by the historic...

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New De Bortoli Release: La Bohème The Missing Act

New De Bortoli Release: La Bohème The Missing Act

The Missing Act is the latest release from De Bortoli Wines' popular La Bohème range. Following on from Act One, Two, Three and Four, The Missing Act - in an unusual twist - is an alternative blend of cabernet sauvignon and sangiovese. The new wine has richness, balance, gentle tannins and character; a delightful mix of spicy, blackcurrant notes and flavours of cherries, plums, liquorice and rosemary. La ...

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Jim Beam Double Oak Bound for Australia

Jim Beam Double Oak Bound for Australia

Coca-Cola Amatil and Beam Suntory have announced a July 12 release date for the long-awaited premium expression that is Jim Beam Double Oak in Australia. By maturing its signature whisky in two American oak barrels, the world’s number one bourbon has produced a new take on Kentucky Straight Bourbon. “Throughout the decades, we have always enjoyed pushing boundaries and innovating, while also staying true ...

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Bloom Gin Launches as Official Spirit Partner of Sydney Film Festival

Bloom Gin Launches as Official Spirit Partner of Sydney Film Festival

  Straight from the U.K., Bloom Gin, Australia’s newest luxury London Dry Gin, launched as the official spirit sponsor of the Sydney Film Festival. The partnership with Sydney Film Festival is intended to help introduce Bloom Gin to the thousands of people who attend the Festival each year. Bloom’s ready-to-drink Gin & Tonic will be provided at both the Opening and Closing Night parties. In addit...

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New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

New Apple Beer To Be Released From Willie Smith’s

With cold weather quickly approaching, Willie Smith’s is bringing to market an innovative collaboration featuring two Tasmanian businesses deemed the 'Tassie Bock'. Joining forces with the team at the relatively new Hobart Brewing Co., Willie Smith’s has created a rare Smoked Apple Bock. The uniqueness of the brew also required the aid of Lark Distillery and is being touted as a labour of love that will g...

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CUB Expands Spirits Portfolio for the First Time in Several Years

CUB Expands Spirits Portfolio for the First Time in Several Years

Australian brewer of VB, Cascade and Carlton Draught beer brands, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), has expanded its spirits and RTD offering for the first time in several years with the release of four new products. The new products fall within the mid-strength RTD and premium categories and support CUB's Cougar and Black Douglas RTD ranges specifically. The mid-strength options will extend to Cougar...

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New Thomas and Eileen Hardy Vintages

New Thomas and Eileen Hardy Vintages

Hardys Wines has released several new vintages from the acclaimed Thomas and Eileen Hardy ranges. These wines are currently available from Accolade Wines. The new releases include the Eileen Hardy 2014 Chardonnay ($95), 2014 Pinot Noir ($95) and 2013 Shiraz ($125), as well as the 2013 vintage of the Thomas Hardy Cabernet Sauvignon ($130). The ranges pay tribute to Hardys' founder, Thomas, and the family’s...

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Jack Daniels Celebrates 150 Years with its First-Ever Collaborative Barrel Selection

Jack Daniels Celebrates 150 Years with its First-Ever Collaborative Barrel Selection

Jack Daniels celebrated its 150 year anniversary by selecting 20 bartenders from 12 Australian venues to participate in their first-ever collaborative barrel selection. The barrel selection took place at Australia’s Brown-Forman headquarters, June 1 st . Jack Daniels Assistant Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, hosted the tasting live via video-conferencing, streaming all the way from the distillery in Lyn...

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Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. Releases Midnight in Bombay

Hawthorne Brewing Co. has just revealed Midnight in Bombay. The dark spiced wheat ale is the third release from their single batch Brewshed Collection. The unfiltered all-malt wheat ale is gypsy-brewed at Blackmans Brewery in Torquay. Inspired by a recent trip to India, Chief Brewing Officer Hamish Reed infuses traditional flavours of the region into the brew. Roasted malt, smooth aniseed, cocoa and smoky...

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A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

A Beer Made from...Whale Vomit

Robe Town Brewery in South Australia has released a beer made from ambergris, otherwise known as whale vomit. The ingredient is formed in the intestines of whales and is often hard to come by, but the brewery landed on a piece on the beaches near Robe, so thought...why not see what it tastes like in one of its beers? The very limited edition Moby Dick Ambergris Ale 7.4%ABV has been described by Robe Town ...

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