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Queensland MP

Queensland MP's crusade to reduce country pub licensing fees



Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter isn't giving up on his four-year fight to reduce the hotel licence fees for hotels in country Queensland.

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Tales of the Cockail founders announce immediate resignation

Tales of the Cockail founders announce immediate resignation



The co-founders of Tales of the Cocktail - the world’s renowned cocktail event - Ann and Paul Tuennerman, have stepped down from the company.

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McGuigan triumphs at 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards

McGuigan triumphs at 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards



Congratulations to McGuigan Wines on winning two Platinum Best in Show medals for its Bin 9000 (2007) and The Shortlist Chardonnay (2016) at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards.

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BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition entries closing soon

BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition entries closing soon



There's less than a week to go until entries for the 2017/2018 BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Cocktail Competition close.

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Is fruit beer the next big thing in Aussie brewing?

Is fruit beer the next big thing in Aussie brewing?



James Squire's new limited edition brew - Tall Tale Tropical Spring Ale - taps into the growing market for fruit beers.

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Stokehouse Precinct seeks more than a dozen new staff

Stokehouse Precinct seeks more than a dozen new staff



Melbourne's Stokehouse Precinct, which houses venues Pontoon and Stokehouse, is holding a Recruitment Day on September 27.

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10 Sydney craft breweries you should know about

10 Sydney craft breweries you should know about



drinks trade profiles some of Sydney's favourite craft breweries.

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Gage Roads beats brewing giants to Perth Stadium contract

Gage Roads beats brewing giants to Perth Stadium contract



Gage Roads is on a roll after buying back its independence from Woolworths - it has won the contract to supply beer and cider at the new Perth Stadium.

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SouthTrade relaunches Southern Comfort

SouthTrade relaunches Southern Comfort



Southern Comfort is relaunching this summer with new packaging and the ingredient many people have long assumed it contains: whiskey.

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AB InBev buys Sydney

AB InBev buys Sydney's 4 Pines craft brewery



Sydney craft brewer 4 Pines has been bought by the world’s leading brewer, AB InBev.

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The week

The week's top 10 drinks stories



CUB scored a new beer brand; TWE, Pernod Ricard and Howard Park scored awards; Southern Comfort finally got whiskey in the recipe again and more.

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Pub brawl erupts over SSM "No" billboard

Pub brawl erupts over SSM "No" billboard



A pub's digital billboard carrying the message "It's OK to say no" has sparked outrage in Hobart.

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TWE

TWE's 19 Crimes wins 2017 Brand of the Year



19 Crimes, one of the fastest growing brands within the Treasury Wine Estates portfolio, has been named 'Wine Brand of the Year' by US wine industry title Market Watch.

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US bulk wine imports up 24%

US bulk wine imports up 24%



Bulk wine imports to the United States have recorded their second month of double-digit growth.

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Heineken 3 launches new ad campaign

Heineken 3 launches new ad campaign



Heineken has launched the biggest local marketing campaign for Heineken 3 since the brand entered the Australian market in 2016. Take a sneak peak at the first ads here...

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Tassie bottle shop named Australia

Tassie bottle shop named Australia's Best Retail Liquor Outlet



Congratulations to Tasmania’s 9/11 Bottleshop on winning Best Retail Liquor Outlet at the AHA's 2017 National Awards for Excellence this week.

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Australia

Australia's top venues honoured at 2017 National Awards for Excellence



The stars of Australia’s hospitality industry were honoured at the AHA's 2017 National Awards for Excellence this week.

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WA Government investigates minimum alcohol prices for bottle shops

WA Government investigates minimum alcohol prices for bottle shops



The WA Government wants to impose minimum floor prices on takeaway alcohol in the State.

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Off-trade reports premium domestic wine sales up 8%

Off-trade reports premium domestic wine sales up 8%



Sales of Australian wine in the domestic off-trade market have grown by 1.3% in volume and 4.2% in value in the 12 months according to Wine Australia.

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Stomping Ground wins Top 50 Brewpubs for 2017

Stomping Ground wins Top 50 Brewpubs for 2017



Victoria's Stomping Ground is the winner of Beer & Brewer's Top 50 Brewpubs for 2017.

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Events

Women in drinks - Queensland Chapter,

To launch the QLD WID Chapter with a memorable cocktail evening ... more


the drinks association Network Breakfast-John McLoughlin, Advantage Australia's John McLoughlin, Group Managing ... more

Women in drinks Networking Event-Victorian Chapter, ... more