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Kollaras Wines Winning Across the Ditch

The world is discovering the excellence of Kollaras & Co’s exclusive range of wines, with two brands - St Augustus and Two Truths, receiving outstanding critiques from one of New Zealand’s top wine reviewers, Wine Orbit. St Augustus, a South Australian Cabernet Sauvignon was last week rated a spectacular 90 points, while quirky Two Truths Rose from South East Australia was rated 88 points! The tastings were performed by highly esteemed wine judge Sam Kim, who has been judging wines for the last 20 years. The St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon was described by Kim as “Attractively fruited and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet... Read More

St Augustus Rated Best Value Shiraz

Kollaras & Co brands continue to sweep the award pool, with the announcement of new brand, St Augustus being named as Best Value Shiraz by Drinks Trade Magazine! Once again wowing wine experts in a recent blind tasting at Drinks Trade Magazine, an esteemed panel of judges voted the 2017 St Augustus Shiraz as ‘Best Value’ in a tasting consisting of over 130 wines. Eight judges blind tasted the wines, scoring them on a point scale of 100. The highest scoring wines were then tasted for a second time to ensure there was a unanimous decision between the judges. Kollaras & Co’s... Read More

Briar Ridge One of the Best in Blind Tasting

In recognition of the high quality of Kollaras brand Briar Ridge, National Liquor News has awarded the Winemaker’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 87 points in its recent Cabernet Sauvignon blind tasting. National Liquor News has been informing the liquor industry for nearly 30 years and has a team of industry specialists contributing to the publication, consistently rating Briar Ridge highly. The Cabernet Sauvignon Blind Tasting was performed by a team of experts, with wines scored on appearance, nose and palate against a 100-point system, before being averaged to find the top rating wines from each price bracket. Briar Ridge scored 87 points... Read More

Kollaras’ Tovaritch! Vodka Celebrates 100th Medal!

Kollaras & Co exclusive brand Tovaritch! Vodka has been awarded its 100th prestigious medal at the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, marking the brand’s continued success in blind-tasting competitions, and holding its position as the World’s most awarded Russian Vodka. The brand picked up its century after collecting accolades at several global tastings, including the Beverage Testing Institute and the International Wine and Spirits Competition, and just weeks later picked up their 101st medal during the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Tovaritch has also picked up five ‘Consistence in Excellence’ awards from The Spirits Business’ annual awards. An authentic Russian vodka, Tovaritch!... Read More

33 Degrees South Awarded Best in Class

33 Degrees South has impressed industry experts who awarded it a whopping 90 points in the National Liquor News annual Semillon and Blends blind tasting. Awarded first place in the highly competitive category of wines under $15, the Margaret River Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blitzed its competition. Competing against brands from globally renowned wine regions such as the Hunter Valley and the Adelaide Hills, the humbly priced wine won not only on taste but also came in at the most aggressive price point. Georgia Kollaras, Marketing Manager for Kollaras & Co said the team was elated with the win. “Margaret River wines are... Read More

Kollaras & Co Awards Krombacher Pourfection 2018 Winner

It was a highly contested campaign with a plethora of creative and worthy entries, but there could only be one winner of the 2018 Australian Krombacher Pourfection competition! Australian hopefuls posted images and videos of the perfect Krombacher pour, with Sydney’s Aaron Jones awarded first prize for his inspired idea of a Krombacher road trip. Aaron’s winning entry saw him invent a clever beer holder to transport Krombacher on the roof of his car, netting him an overseas holiday to attend the prestigious Purity Law event in Krombach, Germany. The prize includes return flights to Germany, transfers, accommodation, breakfasts, a VIP... Read More

Riunite Hits the Red Carpet at the 2018 LGBTI Awards

Last week, Kollaras & Co announced that Prosecco brand, Riunite, had been named as a key sponsor for the 2018 LGBTI Awards. The LGBTI awards are regarded as Australia’s largest award ceremony, celebrating the fantastic achievements of the LGBTI community. This year, the proceedings were held at The Star, Sydney, on Friday March 2; a successful opening to the world-famous Sydney Mardi Gras on Saturday Night. The LGBTI event was a gala event attended by hundreds of LGBTI leaders, celebrities and organisations, who gathered to applaud the tireless efforts of those within the community. Big winners on the night included: Magda Szubanski... Read More

Kollaras & Co Host LSA Regional Roadshow

Kollaras & Co were pleased to host members of The Liquor Stores Association this week, as part of their 2018 NSW Regional Roadshow program. Each year, LSA run a series of educational roadshows throughout regional NSW, aimed at informing members and industry stakeholders of current events and issues impacting the liquor retail sector. Company Director, Michael Kollaras, spent the morning with the group to present an overview of Kollaras & Co, their unique capabilities, and explaining our business strategy and the importance of exclusive brands. Other topics discussed at the roadshow included: new Container Deposit Scheme, the Digital Driver’s Licence... Read More

Kollaras & Co Announces Three New Brands to Portfolio

Kollaras & Co are thrilled to welcome three new exciting new wines which are sure to bring character and diversity to their exclusive portfolio. This week, Kollaras & Co spoke of the exciting arrival of three new brands; Two Truths, St Augustus and Kamana. Kamana hails from the famous region of New Zealand’s Marlborough, and the two alternate brands are said to be produced in Australia’s renowned wine making state of South Australia. Company Director, John Kollaras shared his excitement, commenting: “Two Truths has already set tongues wagging with its funky vibe and universal appeal. Aside from its groovy packaging, the... Read More

Southern Mills Gold #1 Mid Strength

Late last week, National Liquor News announced that Southern Mills Gold took the prestigious place of number 1 Independent Brewer in the NPD category in 2017. Industry-wide, the mid-strength category contributed an increase of $157m to the overall beer category; a highly competitive market. Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said “We were elated when we received the numbers. Although the achievement did not come as a surprise, this is the ultimate demonstration of the success and importance of independent exclusive brands in an ever-evolving retail landscape." Kollaras continued; “Considering new product development is a highly contested category, I congratulate our exclusive brand... Read More

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