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KOLLARAS EXPANDS ITALIAN WINE RANGE
Kollaras has announced a relationship with
Italy’s largest wine group, Gruppo Italiani Vini
that will see Kollaras distribute a number of
wines from Folonari.
The relationship sees four wines from
Folonari available in Australia, with plans to
further expand that range. The wines include
a Pinot Grigio (RRP $17), Chianti (RRP $17),
Soave (RRP $14.99) and Montepulciano
D’Abruzzo (RRP $14.99).
Michael Bynon, general manager of
exclusive brands at Kollaras said the Folonari
wines are high quality, well packaged and
accessible with wide appeal.
“Without using the word commercial, they
are a brand that has very wide distribution
they are doing more than one million nine
litres in the US. So most people that have
drank a bottle of Italian wine have probably
drunk a bottle of Folonari, just like you would
say that most people in America who have
drank a bottle of Australian wine have probably drank a bottle of Jacob’s Creek,” said Bynon.
Domestically the range of wines will be available through the ALM network with key independent liquor stores
including Independent Brands Australia banners: Cellarbrations, The Bottle-O, Liquor @, IGA Liquor and Duncan’s
now stocking the brand. The brand is also being sold through KTC’s Duty Free and Export markets.
According to Bynon, international wine sales are driving growth in the Australian market.
“If you look at the majors, the growth in places like BWS and Dan Murphy’s has been enormous. I’ve been in
the wine industry for more than 30 years and when I went to university all that time ago, international wine sales in
Australia sat at three per cent of total sales, now they are 25 per cent of total sales and growing.
“If you actually observe the current figures, Australian wine is in decline within Australia and the only growth is
coming from imported wine,” he said.
Australian Vintage Limited (AVL)
has issued a trading update,
which highlights that June’s Brexit
vote in the UK, will impact the
Prior to the vote, which saw the
UK decide to leave the European
Union, AVL said that it was on
track to achieve net profit growth
of 10 to 15 per cent on last year’s
result of $7.1 million.
But in a statement to the ASX,
AVL said: “The recent significant
unfavourable movement in the
GBP has meant that AVL will
need to account for an unforeseen
unrealised foreign exchange loss
of approximately $1.0m (after
tax) as at 30 June 2016. This
unrealised loss is based on the
exchange rate impact on our UK
based working capital.”
AVL’s chief executive, Neil
McGuigan, said: “It is unfortunate
that the recent events surrounding
the Brexit vote has led to AVL’s
profit being adversely affected.
This event was outside of our
control and is disappointing as our
company was on track to achieve
a 10 per cent to 15 per cent profit
growth on last year.
“We expect the uncertainty in
the UK to settle down in the short
to medium term and are continuing
to execute the growth plans for our
branded business which we expect
will drive improved cash flow in
the near future.”
TREASURY’S VINTEC PROMOTION UP AND RUNNING
For the past two years Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has run a Vintec
fridge promotion and following the success of those, the 2016 campaign is
The promotion, which runs until 31 August, allows consumers to
purchase discounted Vintec fridges after spending a certain amount on
certain wine brands.
A spokesperson for TWE told National Liquor News: “The promotion
has been conducted for the past two years by TWE in conjunction with a
number of our retail partners, and has been a great success in offering wine
enthusiasts a premium product for outstanding value, along with some of
our most iconic brands.
“This year a number of our regional gems brands are on offer as part of the
promotion, in support of helping showcase these iconic regional wines.”
One of the brands included in this year’s offer is St Huberts, and TWE
recently announced the launch of The Stag wines under the St Huberts label,
as the first of its regional gems. As well as St Huberts, the other participating
brands are Penfolds, Georg Jensen, Devil’s Lair and Coldstream Hills.
The spokesperson also said that this year’s promotion is “an even more
premium offering from the previous years”. This year two fridges, a 110-bottle
cabinet and a 30-bottle cabinet, are available and both are dual-zoned, with
areas for wines to enjoy now or cellar for later; they also have LED control panels and higher quality finishes.
The details of the promotion are; consumers who spend $350 on participating wines are eligible to purchase a
30-bottle dual zone, Vintec cabinet for $450; the cabinet has a $1100 RRP. Also anyone spending $500 or more
on participating wines can purchase the 110-bottle cabinet for $1500; this cabinet has a $3000 RRP.
This year’s promotion is available at participating fine wine retailers including Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars,
Costco, Langton’s, Cellarmasters and selected fine wine retailers. The spokesperson added that the promotion
will be supported by an above-the-line campaign which will focus on driving traffic into participating retailers.
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