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Rival alcohol brand to replace VB as cricket sponsor

Rival alcohol brand to replace VB as cricket sponsor



Cricket Australia will replace Victoria Bitter with another alcohol sponsor despite calls from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians to end the relationship between alcohol and sport.

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The week

The week's top stories for women in drinks



Women in drinks founder resigns, new marketing director for Margaret River Wine Association, leadership advice from Diageo CMO Syl Saller and more.

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The week

The week's top 10 drinks stories



Sandra Przibilla is moving on after 10 years at the drinks association, the industry lost a beloved friend in Philip Murphy and the craft beer tax fight has escalated. ​

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Starward whisky scoops international award

Starward whisky scoops international award



Aussie whisky Starward has won Gold at The 4th Annual Berlin International Spirits Competition and been named Australian Whisky of the Year.

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Chinese spirits dominate 2017

Chinese spirits dominate 2017's most valued drinks brands



Chinese Baijui brands have dominated the 2017 Brand Finance Spirits Report, scoring four of the top 10 spots.

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Labor MPs take craft beer tax fight to Federal Parliament

Labor MPs take craft beer tax fight to Federal Parliament



Joel Fitzgibbon and Anthony Albanese have lodged a private members’ motion in Federal Parliament calling on the government to do more to assist the craft brewing industry.

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Sad farewell to Philip Murphy

Sad farewell to Philip Murphy



the drinks association is saddened to learn of the passing of Philip Murphy.

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Sandra Przibilla resigns as CEO of the drinks association

Sandra Przibilla resigns as CEO of the drinks association



the drinks association’s Sandra Przibilla announced she was resigning as CEO at the organisation’s board meeting on March 21.

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New marketing director for Margaret River Wine Association

New marketing director for Margaret River Wine Association



Amanda Whiteland has been appointed to the newly-created position of marketing director at The Margaret River Wine Association.

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Craft brewers demand tax reforms

Craft brewers demand tax reforms



Australian craft brewers are calling for the Australian government to revise its "outdated" taxes on the industry.

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Nant Distilling goes into receivership

Nant Distilling goes into receivership



Nant Distilling has gone into receivership following its sale to Australian Whisky Holdings falling through.

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The week

The week's top stories for women in drinks



A Canberra vineyard owner scooped the world's top award for wine label design; and two of AB InBev's innovation executives announced big plans for the company on Earth and in space!

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This week

This week's top 10 drinks stories



It was an intense week for the drinks industry as Coopers came under fire for its association with The Bible Society and CCA announced an executive-level reshuffle.

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Is India a missed opportunity for Aussie wine?

Is India a missed opportunity for Aussie wine?



India has released its first ever wine report - Indian Wine Insider 2017 - and it holds interesting insights for Australian winemakers.

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CUB scoops only Aussie medal at DBA Awards

CUB scoops only Aussie medal at DBA Awards



Mercury Hard Cider took out a bronze medal in the beverages category at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards.

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Peter McLoughlin steps in as Coca-Cola Amatil MD

Peter McLoughlin steps in as Coca-Cola Amatil MD



It's been a busy week for Coca Cola Amatil with the announcement of a new acting MD for CCA, the retirement of three board members and a new MD for Molson Coors Australia.

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Diageo opens first distillery for Bulleit

Diageo opens first distillery for Bulleit



Diageo has finally opened its first-ever distillery for the booming Bulleit bourbon brand near Louisville, Kentucky.

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AB InBev prepares to brew beer on Mars

AB InBev prepares to brew beer on Mars



AB InBev has announced a “Bud on Mars” initiative with the aim of becoming the first brewery in space.

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Coopers directors release apology video

Coopers directors release apology video



Tim and Melanie Cooper have released an apology video following backlash over Coopers Light featuring in a video about marriage equality released by The Bible Society.

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Canberra vineyard wins world

Canberra vineyard wins world's best wine label award



Canberra district winery Four Winds has been awarded the Overall Supreme Champion trophy at the 2017 International Wine Design Challenge.

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