New drinks releases

The new drinks releases everyone’s talking about

June 25, 2020
By Alana House

Tribe Breweries’ announcement that Pabst 99 Cans limited edition packs was hitting the shelves in Australia was huge news for beer fans this week.

It was one of the hottest stories on the Drinks Trade website. The Pabst 99 Cans pack also took the internet by storm in the US, with numerous beer lovers sharing images of the unique packs on social media.

Pabst 99 Can

The cases are more than two meters long, weigh around 37kg, and contain enough beer to fill a small keg.

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Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz

There was also excitement that Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin was back on shelves in early July.

This year, as with the 2019 release, more than 100 tons of Shiraz has been sourced from vineyards in the Yarra Valley and nearby regional neighbours in the Macedon Ranges and Yea Valley.   

Available at all good retailers, Global Travel Retail (when we can travel again) and most great bars across the globe. Bloody Shiraz is now available in more than 20 markets across the world.

Also available direct from the source at Healesville, on the web at and at the Four Pillars Gin Laboratory in Surry Hills, Sydney.

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Pepperjack is adding three new varietals to its portfolio – a Malbec, Sangiovese and Chardonnay.

The team sourced grapes internationally for the Pepperjack Malbec, with winemaker Richard Mattner travelling to Mendoza, Argentina.

Following in the ‘emerging varietal’ footsteps of the Malbec is a Sangiovese, plus a Chardonnay.

Alongside the recently launched Pepperjack Grenache, all three wines will be available nationally across leading retailers from June onwards.

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Singlefile Wines has announced the release of its flagship white wine, the 2017 Singlefile ‘The Vivienne’ Denmark Chardonnay.

Named after Co-Founder, Vivienne Snowden, the Chardonnay is made in extremely small quantities and only in exceptional years.

‘The Vivienne’ Chardonnay aims to capture the essence of the chardonnay vineyard from multiple perspectives, comprising three separate passes of hand picking from different panels of the vineyard in late February, early March and mid March 2017 based on optimal ripeness in the selected areas of the vineyard.

Each parcel was chilled overnight before whole bunch pressing direct to new and seasoned French barriques, for fermentation on full solids by natural yeasts, followed by nine months ageing on lees before bottling in December 2017. The wine was then bottle-aged for another 29 months.

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Seppelt 2020 Luxury Collection

Seppelt has released its 2020 Seppelt Luxury Collection – an annual showcase of its most celebrated styles.

Encompassing the winery’s most sought-after still and sparkling expressions, the Collection includes wines sourced from Seppelt’s three key Victorian regions: Heathcote, Henty and the Grampians.

Seppelt winemaker Adam Carnaby (above) said: “We’re thrilled to release this year’s Luxury Collection – with each of the new-vintage releases showcasing something special.

“Each of the reds, led by the 2018 St Peters Grampians Shiraz are interesting and complex, with impressive acidity, while the whites are equally solid – classic Drumborg minerality and finesse.”

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Gin Cruiser

Vodka Cruiser is getting a bold upgrade with a refreshing take on premixed Gin. 

The Cruiser Gin Raspberry is described by gin lovers as “fairy floss in a bottle,” and “tastes like a zooper dooper”.

It’s available at BWS.

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