The week's top 10 drinks stories
TWE's Michael Clarke announced he was "co-locating" to the US, a new venue and entry criteria were revealed for the Australian drinks Awards, the Mitolo wine family went to war and more.
1. Big changes were announced for the 2017 Australian drinks Awards
A new venue and major changes to entry criteria for the AdAs were revealed by the drinks association.
2. Broo revealed plans to build a $100million eco brewery
Broo will begin construction on the world's "greenest" brewery in Ballarat, Victoria, next year.
3. Swan River wine region was declared natural disaster zone
Perth's Swan Valley wine region was been devastated by severe flooding over the weekend.
4. Craft beer was the winner in Lion's profit results
Flavoured milk and the booming craft beer sector are the bright spots in Lion's latest profit results.
5. TWE announced its CEO would be co-locating to the US
TWE's reported net profit after tax has more than doubled from the previous period and CEO Michael Clarke will be splitting his time between the Napa Valley and Melbourne.
6. The Mitolo family fued heated up
A dispute over the commercial use of their family name has lead winemakers Frank Mitolo and his cousin Vito to court, with both filing claims.
7. Bacardi celebrated another sustainability win
42Below vodka's inititiatve to turn leftover cocktail lemons from bars into soap has been a hit with bartenders and customers.
8. Pernod Ricard called for tax exemptions on its products in the US
Pernod Ricard is lobbying the US government for a border tax exemption on alcohol that can only be produced in designated namesake regions.
9. We explored how Diageo is rewriting the marketing rule book
How Diageo is using its position as one of the biggest alcohol companies in the world to facilitate change and normalise gender equality.
10. The alcohol industry condemned a proposed ban on advertising in WA
The peak industry body for the Australian alcohol industry declared the Western Australian Labor Party’s proposal to ban alcohol advertising on public transport "pointless and misguided".