Laura Hay Joins William Grant & Sons from Pernod Ricard

Laura Hay, previously Chivas Brothers Whisky Ambassador at Pernod Ricard Australia, has moved across to William Grant & Sons (WG&S) as the company’s new Whisky Specialist for NSW and QLD. The role became available after James Buntin was promoted to UK Ambassador for The Balvenie late last year. Miss. Hay will be looking after the … Continued

February 12, 2015

HOSTPLUS Hospitality Scholarship

Melbourne Food and Wine (MFW) in conjunction with HOSTPLUS, is set to launch the 2015 HOSTPLUS Hospitality scholarship in March. The scholarship program is open to young professionals (18-30 year olds) from all areas of Australia’s hospitality industry. Successful applicants will have access to Melbourne Food and Wine’s extensive global network to work in internationally … Continued

February 12, 2015

Where Diageo Predicts Growth in 2015

Joe Spence, Innovation Manager at Diageo Australia has revealed what he predicts will be ‘on trend’ in the spirits category over the next 12 months, plus some emerging trends the leading drinks business is keeping an eye on. Among predictions, Mr. Spence points to zero sugar, spiced rum and pairing spirits with food for where growth … Continued

February 11, 2015

Changes to Alcohol Duty Rates Effective This Week

New duty rates to excise items became effective on Tuesday, following the December 2014 CPI adjustments. Below are the changes applicable to alcoholic beverages. [gview file=”” height=””] 00

February 4, 2015

Australian drinks Awards Date Announced

The Australian drinks Awards are back! …which brands will sparkle this year? SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, 2 September 2015 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. This September heralds the arrival of the third annual Australian drinks Awards – the evening that celebrates and honours the fantastic achievements of our industry. With a record number of entries received … Continued

January 29, 2015


The drinks association would like to extend a warm welcome to AMA Commercial Collections, National Credit Insurance Brokers (NCI), Core Element, Liebherr and tic technologies – the first of the 2015 Australian drinks Awards Best in Class sponsors! The association is thrilled to be working with each business on what promises to be yet another … Continued

January 23, 2015

Coca-Cola Announces Senior Management Restructure

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCA) has announced that two individuals in senior management roles, including Group CFO and Managing Director of SPC, will be leaving the company in the next few months. Ms. O’Sullivan, Group CFO, will step down from her role following completion of year-end processes and the February EGM, and will then continue to … Continued

January 23, 2015

New Chief Supply Officer Joins TWE

Treasury Wine Estates has welcomed Bob Spooner as its new Chief Supply Officer this week, replacing Stuart McNab. Previously, Mr. Spooner has worked in supply chain management and most recently was the CEO of UK bread brand, Hovis. Mr. Spooner will be located in Melbourne from February and will additionally spend time at TWE’s wineries … Continued

January 16, 2015