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Asahi handed Australian domination - analysis

If the reason behind Anheuser-Busch InBev offloading CUB are short-term and obvious - the payment of debt - Asahi's purchase of the Australi...

Stoli Group’s AC/DC Thunderstruck Tequila- Comment

I have to doff my cap to SPI Group, for its tie-up with Australian rock band AC/DC. The launch this month of AC/DC Thunderstruck?Tequila loo...

Why Marlborough is looking to up its game

This month, wine commentator Chris Losh heads to Marlborough?in New Zealand, to see how some folk in the wine region are trying to make its...

What the future looks like for Australian wine

Earlier this year, Chris Losh attended an Australian tasting in the UK and got a glimpse of the future for the country's wine producers. Her...

Latest Interviews

"We want to be the number one importer of French wine into Asia" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part I 16 Aug 2019

Olly Wehring

Earlier this week, Treasury Wine Estates reported a healthy showing in the 12 months to the end of June, with group sales rising by 12% on the corresponding period a year earlier. just-drinks editor Olly Wehring caught up with group CEO Michael Clarke in a very early-morning call to Australia


"TWE could be an acquirer of other people's wine businesses" - just-drinks speaks to Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke - Part II 16 Aug 2019

Olly Wehring

In part II of an exclusive interview, Treasury Wine Estates CEO Michael Clarke talks to just-drinks editory Olly Wehring about his ambitions in the US, the company's pricing strategy and aborted plans to launch a 19 Crimes whiskey.

Latest News

Australia counts "devastating" cost to wineries as bushfires threaten 1,500 hectares of vineyards 7 Jan 2020

Andy Morton

Australian bushfires have caused "devastating" damage to a number of wineries, an industry figure has said.


Competition commission raises cider concerns over Asahi's Australian expansion 12 Dec 2019

Andy Morton

Australia's competition watchdogs have warned that Asahi's takeover of Anheuser-Busch InBev's operations in the country will put two-thirds of the cider market in the hands of just one company.


Beam Suntory teams with Heinemann for Maker's Mark GTR first 10 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Beam Suntory has partnered with Heinemann to create an exclusive expression from Maker's Mark's Private Select line of bottlings.


Diageo readies for Australia director departure to Accolade Wines 9 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Diageo has found a replacement within its organisation to replace the departing commercial director in Australia.


Carlton & United Breweries adds Balter Brewing Co to craft stable 5 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Carlton & United Breweries has used the time waiting to welcome its new owner with the purchase of another craft brewer in its domestic market.


Australia readies ten-year alcohol strategy, with increased taxation off the table 3 Dec 2019

Olly Wehring

Ministers in Australia have endorsed the latest National Alcohol Strategy, a move welcomed by the trade association for the country's alcohol industry.



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