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Winemaker-turned-filmmaker celebrates Cannes vigneron biography win

By Richard Whitehead

A fifth-generation South Australian winemaker has achieved what is probably a unique first. As well as having his wines recognised by judges at international shows in Sydney, Perth and Hobart this year, Richard Hamilton has also won an award in Cannes...

Sipsmith only partners with people who already have a passion for gin and knowledge of the spirit.

How influencer marketing is buoying craft spirits brands

By Beth Newhart

Influencer marketing, paid posts and sponsored content have turned into a massive global market on social media platforms like Instagram. But its use with independent craft spirits brands is still in its infancy, poised for an explosion.

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How ambitious craft brands are jostling for Saigon success

By Richard Whitehead

In just three years, a craft scene has exploded in Vietnam’s beer capital. We talk to some of the craft brewers and entrepreneurs driving the sector forward with Vietnamese ingredients and local twists.

70% of millennials wish their pace of life would slow down. Pic: ©GettyImages/Alex Tihonovs / EyeEm

Wine has room to grow in small formats

By Beth Newhart

More millennials are drinking wine, looking for high-end options with low price tags. And on demand online grocery shopping is causing brands to rethink their brick-and-mortar strategy.

How to recruit Millennials. Photo: Depositphotos courtesy of Global Speaker Management.

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Key hacks for recruiting Millennials

By Jenny Eagle

Companies today are multi-generational made up of Baby Boomers, Generation Z and Millennials but firms are struggling to integrate fresh blood into their workforce because younger employees’ lifestyle and exposure to technology is different to what we...

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‘The craft beer revolution has spread across the continent’

European craft brewers unite to form The Independent Brewers of Europe

By Rachel Arthur

Craft brewing organisations from nine European countries are working towards the formation of the Independent Brewers of Europe, an organisation which will promote and advance the mutual interests of their members with European institutions and the media....

MillerCoors will soon launch Saint Archer Gold, a craft light lager from San Diego-based brewer Saint Archer. Pic: ©GettyImages/agrobacter

US mass beers threatened by craft lagers

By Beth Newhart

Traditional mass US beers face a new challenge from a growing category of craft, premium and light lagers: brands like Michelob Ultra and Corona lead the pack of alternative light lagers and pilsners that have swung back into favor among US consumers.

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