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WET reforms pass through Parliament

WET reforms pass through Parliament



The Winemakers’ Federation of Australia has welcomed this week’s passage through Parliament of Federal Government reforms to the Wine Equalisation Tax.

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The week

The week's top stories for women in drinks



Narelle Craig appointed CEO of Liquid Ideas, two Aussie women crowned Icons of Whisky and WID heads to the ABA inaugural dinner.

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People in drinks: what the industry had to say this week

People in drinks: what the industry had to say this week



TWE profit jump, praise for ABA, Lion's hopes for new mid-strength beer and more.

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The week

The week's top 10 drinks stories



TWE and Coles Liquor announced profit success, Stuart Gregor announced he was stepping down as head of Liquid Ideas, the ABA held an inaugural Celebration of Industry Dinner and more.

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TWE full-year profits up 55%

TWE full-year profits up 55%



Treasury Wine Estates is celebrating a 55% rise in net profit to $269.1million in 2017.

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Coles Liquor reports second year of sales growth

Coles Liquor reports second year of sales growth



​The big win for Coles' food and liquor division was more than 20% growth in Liquor Online.

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CUB extends partnership with NRL

CUB extends partnership with NRL



Carlton & United Breweries and the National Rugby League have announced a new partnership that will take their relationship into its 19th year.

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Pinot vineyards battle harmful virus

Pinot vineyards battle harmful virus



Bad news for lovers of pinot noir and pinot gris: a virus has recently arrived in Australia that can cause 80% yield loss in pinot variety grapevines.

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Finalists announced for 2017 Young Liquor Retailer of the Year

Finalists announced for 2017 Young Liquor Retailer of the Year



Sharni Fenton from 9/11 Bottleshops and Shanais Marcus-Hogue from Dan Murphy’s are ALSA's two finalists for the 2017 Young Liquor Retailer of the Year.

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The rise of ‘healthy’ energy drinks

The rise of ‘healthy’ energy drinks



Beverage companies are tapping into the millennial market and making healthier versions of ‘energy’ drinks.

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ABA holds inaugural Celebration of Industry Dinner

ABA holds inaugural Celebration of Industry Dinner



Federal politicians joined winemakers, brewers, distillers, retailers, restaurateurs and caterers, clubs and hospitality representatives in Canberra for the inaugural Celebration of Industry Dinner.

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2017 Top 10 Global Wine Brands revealed

2017 Top 10 Global Wine Brands revealed



Australian brands Yellow Tail and Hardys are among the drinks business Top 10 Best Global Brands of 2017.

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Liquid Ideas appoints new CEO

Liquid Ideas appoints new CEO



Liquid Ideas has announced Narelle Craig is replacing founder Stuart Gregor as its leader.

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Andrew Calabria new President of Riverina Winemakers Association

Andrew Calabria new President of Riverina Winemakers Association



Andrew Calabria has replaced Les Worland as President of the Riverina Winemakers Association.

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Has rosé become "its own alcohol category"?

Has rosé become "its own alcohol category"?



It's International Rosé Day and one major retailer is claiming the dizzy rise of rosé to global wine domination means it has become its own alcohol category.

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Don't miss the Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards lunch!



Booking are now open for the Royal Adelaide Wine Show Awards lunch.

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Australia

Australia's whisky icons honoured



The Icons of Whisky Awards has chosen 16 Australian winners who will compete to be named best in the world in March 2018 at the World Whiskies Awards in London.

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Finalists announced for 2017 Viticulturist of the Year

Finalists announced for 2017 Viticulturist of the Year



The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology has announced the finalists for the 2017 ASVO Viticulturist of the year award.

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People in drinks: what the industry had to say this week

People in drinks: what the industry had to say this week



Scott Hadley discusses Asahi's spirits portfolio expansion, CUB's Chris Maxwell talks learning from failure and Huon Hooke gives his outspoken views on recent wine show results.

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The week

The week's top stories for women in drinks



Diageo lead the news for women in drinks this week, walking - and talking - diversity, while the inaugural drinks/WID Mentoring Program mentors met to discuss their mid-point progress.

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Events

Women in drinks Council Meeting , The vision of Women in Drinks is to drive empowerment of women in the drinks ... more

diversity&inclusion@drinks Council, The purpose of the diversity&inclusion@drinks Council is to work towards ... more

the drinks association Executive Meeting, the drinks association board is made up of 27 engaged and pro-active ... more

the drinks association Board Meeting, the drinks association board is made up of 27 engaged and pro-active ... more