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January 1, 2015

Top Sommeliers Tour Australia

Wine Australia’s annual Sommelier Immersion Program (SIP) is now well underway, with sommeliers from some of Australia’s best restaurants currently making their way across the country’s wine regions. Sommeliers are traveling to the King Valley, Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Langhorne Creek and Margaret River, visiting winemakers and wineries in each region along the way; taking part in … Continued

January 1, 2015

Casella Pushes for Premium Footprint

  Casella Family Brands will release two new vintages into its premium Limited Release range early next year and in the lead up, is encouraging media and trade to try the   The 2010 vintages of Casella Family Brands’ premium Limited Release range are now ready in bottle   looking great. The anticipated release date is early … Continued

January 1, 2015

Breweries to Watch in 2016

It’s hard to reconcile the continued decline in beer consumption in Australia with the surge in brewery openings across the country throughout 2015. The disconnect can be explained by the fact that many of the new breweries opening on an almost weekly basis are focused on serving their local communities. New South Wales has seen the … Continued

January 1, 2015

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier to Retire from Australian Vintage

Brian McGuigan and Ian Ferrier announced their retirement from Australian Vintage yesterday. The two will retire from their roles on the Board as Chairman and Non-Executive Director respectively. Both joined the board in 1991 as Directors of the company, then known as Brian McGuigan Wines. Over 24 years, Brian and Ian have seen the successful … Continued

January 1, 2015

ALSA Announces Young Retailer of the Year

ALSA YOUNG LIQUOR RETAILER OF THE YEAR   ALSA was excited to receive applications from across Australia for the inaugural Young Liquor Retailer of the Year Award. The award was established to recognise and reward exceptional young liquor retailers, and to promote the diversity of career opportunities available in retail liquor.   We are is proud to … Continued

January 1, 2015

Speakeasy Group Opens New Venue in Melbourne

Speakeasy Group – the group behind Eau de Vie and The Roosevelt – has opened a new craft beer and whisky venue in Melbourne. Owner of the group, Sven Almenning has partnered up with co-owner and general manager of Eau de Vie (Melbourne) Greg Sanderson to open the doors to Boilermaker House and unlike the … Continued

January 1, 2015

Distillery Botanica Gin

Inspired by the scent of the Australian summer garden, Distillery Botanica Gin, a premium Australian artisan gin has been launched featuring notes of jasmine, honeysuckle and orange blossom. In celebration, World Class Bartender of The Year winner and co-owner of Sydney’s Bulletin Place and Dead Ringer Tim Phillips have created a one-of-a-kind cocktail ‘The Garden … Continued

January 1, 2015