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Hills Cider Company Launches Two New Products

The Hills Cider Company has released two new products, the Cloudy Apple Cider and Apple & Ginger Cider. Made from fresh Jonathan Apples from the Adelaide hills, the Cloudy Apple Cider is a straw colour, and smells of custard apple, sherbet and hazelnut. This cider acidic on the palate with a touch of honey and … 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

Australia Wins Five International Trophies at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Characterised by integrity and trusted for its rigorous judging process, the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is renowned for being the largest and most influential global wine competition. When asked about the competition’s prestigious reputation, DWWA Chairman Steven Spurrier said: “The Decanter World Wine Awards are here to recognise and award quality. I think that … Continued

January 1, 2015

Entries Open: Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

The awards, now in its 21st year, is an exciting industry initiative that recognises and rewards the most outstanding wine and beverage lists – large and small, from restaurants, wine bars, cafés, brasseries, pubs, clubs and hotels across the country. Our awards partners, the drinks association and award-winning wine magazine Gourmet Traveller WINEare delighted to again present these benchmark … Continued

January 1, 2015

Pernod Ricard FY16 Results

Pernod Ricard has reported organic sales growth of 2 per cent for the 2016 financial year to EUR€8,682 million (approx. AUD$12,735 million). In Asia, the company grew sales by 1 per cent, with double-digit growth in India and Africa/Middle East, but difficulties in China (-9 per cent), Korea and Travel Retail. The key brands for growth through … Continued

January 1, 2015

Australia & NZ on the Rise as Wine Production Falls Globally

Figures released by the International Organisation of Vine and Wine show wine production in Australia and New Zealand is on the rise while figures globally have fallen to their lowest in 20 years. As production falls by 5 per cent across the world to 259 mhl in 2016, Australian production has risen to 12.5 mhl and … Continued

January 1, 2015