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Brokenwood takes out Winemaker of the Year

Brokenwood takes out Winemaker of the Year



The winner of the 2018 Hunter Valley Legends Awards Winemaker of the Year is Stuart Hordern, Senior Winemaker at Brokenwood Wines.

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Diageo to sell US spirits portfolio

Diageo to sell US spirits portfolio



Diageo is looking to sell spirits brands including Goldschlager schnapps, Popov vodka, Myers’s rum and Romana Sambuca as it moves its focus to higher-end labels.

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Wine experts fear rosé drought

Wine experts fear rosé drought



International wine experts are warning a rosé shortage may be on the way.

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BrewDog announces construction to start on its Aussie brewery

BrewDog announces construction to start on its Aussie brewery



Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has received the green light from the Brisbane City Council to begin construction of its $30m brewery in Murarrie.

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QLD WID parental leave event to feature Lion

QLD WID parental leave event to feature Lion's Jodie Littlewood



Lion's Inclusion and Diversity leader Jodie Littlewood will address a Queensland Chapter of Women in Drinks event next month that focuses on "Parental leave: overcoming stigmas and stereotypes".

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Calls for China to slash Australian wine imports

Calls for China to slash Australian wine imports



A Chinese Communist Party newspaper has suggested reducing Australian wine imports into China to “send cold chills up and down the spine”.

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How female drinkers got Jim Beam to No.1

How female drinkers got Jim Beam to No.1



Jim Beam has revealed how reaching out directly to female drinkers has boosted its bottom line.

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Diageo Australia works to ‘Smash’ underage drinking

Diageo Australia works to ‘Smash’ underage drinking



Diageo Australia has partnered with local drama-based education group Gibber to fund the Australian leg of The Smashed Project.

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Pernod Ricard opens first distillery in NY since Prohibition

Pernod Ricard opens first distillery in NY since Prohibition



Pernod Ricard's Our/Vodka is set to open the first legal distillery in New York since Prohibition.

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Exciting additions to Women in Drinks Mentoring Program

Exciting additions to Women in Drinks Mentoring Program



The second Women in Drinks Mentoring Program, facilitated by Serendis Consulting, launched last week. We sat down with Senior Consultant Bianca Havas to hear what's in store for participants.

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Rosie Davenport joins Australian Vintage

Rosie Davenport joins Australian Vintage



Australian Vintage Limited has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Rosie Davenport to head-up its communications and public relations.

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Chateau Tanunda

Chateau Tanunda's Michelle Geber takes top job



The general manager of Château Tanunda, Michelle Geber, has been appointed to the newly created role of managing director of Australian Food & Beverages.

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Will Smith to launch bottled water company in Australia

Will Smith to launch bottled water company in Australia



Actor Will Smith is looking to launch his environmentally friendly bottled water company JUST WATER in Australia.

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Diageo wins 72 medals at 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Diageo wins 72 medals at 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition



Diageo brands won 72 medals at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, including Best in Class for Bulleit Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Crown Royal 13-Year-Old Blenders' Mash Whisky and Talisker 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch.

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Aussie winemakers celebrate best vintage in a century

Aussie winemakers celebrate best vintage in a century



Taylors managing director Mitchell Taylor has declared the 2018 vintage to be the most exceptional he's ever seen.

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ABG & Think Spirits complete groundbreaking deal

ABG & Think Spirits complete groundbreaking deal



Patrick Borg says the completion of Amber Beverage Group's acquisition of a majority stake in Think Spirits will lead to bigger and better things.

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The Macallan opens $250 million new distillery

The Macallan opens $250 million new distillery



Ken Grier, Creative Director at The Macallan, reveals why the whisky brand spent $250 million to future proof the brand.

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CUB launches new in-house digital agency

CUB launches new in-house digital agency



Carlton & United Breweries has announced the launch of Speakeasy Studio, its new in-house digital agency.

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Casella joins WSET as Silver Corporate Patron

Casella joins WSET as Silver Corporate Patron



Casella Family Brands, Australia’s largest family-owned wine company, has joined the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Silver Corporate Patron.

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McWilliam

McWilliam's announces prospectus to boost profit in China



McWilliam's is embarking on a $15million revenue raising exercise for growth plans that include increasing its sales to China and Southeast Asia.

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Events

Drinks Association Network Breakfast Melbourne - Yngve Andresen, Andresen has more than 15 years consulting ... more

Women in Drinks - QLD Chapter - Emma Walsh & Jodie Littlewood, Please join us for an open discussion on the ... more

Drinks Network Breakfast, Dr Jennifer Whelan - Tues 26 June 2018,

The Diversity & Inclusion at Drinks Council ... more