Industry Insights

Campari Appoints Diageo Commercial Director, David Halliday as MD

Campari Australia has announced the appointment of ex-Diageo Commercial Director, David Halliday as its new Managing Director. The position will see Mr. Halliday responsible for Campari’s portfolio of brands in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Previously Commercial Director, Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific for Diageo, Mr. Halliday also has experience in the … Continued

September 22, 2015

Bayfield Family Buys The Light Brigade Hotel

The Bayfield Hotels Group, owned by Northern Beaches’ Bayfield family, has bought The Light Brigade Hotel in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. The purchase also includes the restaurant above the hotel, La Scala on Jersey, which sees the family bring on Executive Chef, Marco Adler to help reinvigorate the venue’s food offering. “We are thrilled to now … Continued

September 21, 2015

Beer, Wine and Spirit Producers Commit to Reducing Harmful Drinking Globally

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) has released its two-year report of ‘Beer, Wine and Spirits Producers’ Commitments’ to Reduce Harmful Drinking. Signed back in October 2012, the commitments were agreed upon by CEOs of leading global producers of beer, wine and spirits to improve harmful drinking worldwide. The report released this week now … Continued

September 17, 2015

Bacardi Legacy Finalist Named Australia’s Best Bartender

This week, the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) handed out the 2015 National Awards for Excellence to members of the hospitality and accommodation industry. Atop a glow of highlights was the induction of New South Wales hotel industry stalwart, Bevan Douglas, into the Johnnie Walker Hall of Fame. The induction recognised Mr. Douglas and his family’s … Continued

September 16, 2015

Suntory and Yalumba Announce New Distribution Partnership in Japan

From October 6, Suntory Wine International (Suntory) will begin distributing Yalumba and Oxford Landing Estates brands in Japan. Up until now, Jeroboam has been distributing both brands in Japan. Under the new partnership between both companies, the Yalumba and Oxford Landing Estates brands will be distributed by Suntory Liquors Ltd to both restaurants and retail outlets throughout the … Continued

September 15, 2015

Jose Cuervo Leaves Think Spirits for island2island

Proximo Spirits/Jose Cuervo International brands (JCI) has ended its partnership with Think Spirits in Australia. The split will see major brands including Jose Cuervo, 1800 Tequila, Gran Centenario Tequila, Agavero Liqueur and The Kracken Black Spiced Rum leave Think Spirits’ portfolio. Proximo/JCI and Think Spirits partnered back in 2011 and secured the rights to the Jose … Continued

September 9, 2015