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Brexit has been trigger: what

Brexit has been trigger: what's next for drinks?



Drinks industry bodies and companies have rallied together to ensure the impact on business is as minimal as possible.

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Dermott O'Donnell celebrates 50 years in Aussie beer industry



Cricketers Arms master brewer Dermot O'Donnell has celebrated a 50-year career in the Australian beer industry.

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AB In-Bev commits to 100% renewable energy

AB In-Bev commits to 100% renewable energy



The commitment will make AB InBev the largest corporate direct purchaser of renewable electricity in the consumer goods sector globally and will reduce its carbon footprint by 30%.

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Woolworths a "category killer" for alcohol sales

Woolworths a "category killer" for alcohol sales



New figures from Roy Morgan show ​Woolworths now holds a 49.2% share of the Australian retail alcohol market.

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Brown Brothers durif buying spree continues

Brown Brothers durif buying spree continues



Brown Brothers has added another winery to its growing fold with the purchase of Mount Ophir Estate, east of Rutherglen.

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Bundaberg Distilling wins two medals at the ISC

Bundaberg Distilling wins two medals at the ISC



Congratulations to Bundaberg Distilling on winning two bronze medals at the 2017 International Spirits Challenge.

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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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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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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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