Faustino Wines Highly Awarded

Kollaras is excited to report that several wines from our brand partner Faustino, have recently been highly awarded with a prestigious 92 and 93 points, by esteemed sommelier James Suckling. James Suckling is revered as one of the world’s most influential wine critics, offering thirty years’ knowledge and experience in the wine industry. Suckling and his support team are a trusted and reliable information source, last year, tasting over 16,000 wines alone, with an audience base of over four million worldwide Kollaras & Co were appointed as official distributors of the renowned Faustino brand for the SOUTHPAC region in 2015, on... Read More

Riunite Wows Blind Tasters

In what can only be regarded as a testament to the Kollaras brand, National Liquor News has awarded our Italian brand, Riunite Lambrusco, a whopping 85 points in their annual Sparkling Red blind tasting. Up against strong competition from Mclaren Vale, Coonawarra and the Barossa, the humbly priced Riunite Lambrusco has been placed in the top five sparkling wines, for under $14. Interestingly, Riunite proudly boasts the most aggressive price point of the group, with other awardees coming in at almost two times the price of Riunite’s LUC Kollaras & Co’s Marketing Manager Georgia Kollaras, is not surprised by the wines’ success,... Read More

The New Kid on the Block!

In early December, Kollaras & Co proudly launched the newest addition to their portfolio, INDIE. Commenting on the business, Kollaras & Co Director Michael Kollaras commented: “It is no secret that we are passionate about ensuring a level playing field for all. We clearly see our role in the market as being a product solutions provider, to fill gaps for our customers to ensure they have their very own competitive offering.” Recognising a significant gap in the liquor trade for an independent exclusive 30 pack value block, Kollaras & Co launched INDIE in early December, just in time for the Christmas... Read More

Asia Goes Wild for Wild One

Asia Goes Wild for Wild One Last month, Kollaras & Co saw delivery of its first container of Wild One juices to Taiwan, bound for shelves of French supermarket giant Carrefour. Last week, Taiwan’s market leaders trialled Wild One across 16 Carrefour hypermarkets, which saw excited shoppers enjoy in-store tasting programs, topped by features in Carrefour’s direct marketing catalogues. With over 1,500 hypermarkets across 30 countries and 120 stores in Taiwan alone, Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world. Specialising in a one-stop-shop model, Carrefour stocks its shelves with the likes of groceries, televisions, sports equipment, fashion, electrical... Read More

Kollaras & Co a Finalist For Wholesaler of the Year

Kollaras & Co a Finalist For Wholesaler of the Year Since its establishment in 1961, the Liquor Stores Association of NSW (LSA) has been the united voice of the retail liquor industry for NSW and the ACT. Friday night saw the industry’s elite gather for LSA’s 21st annual Retail Liquor Industry Awards for Excellence. LSA’s event honours and acknowledges the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile in the retail liquor industry, and Kollaras & Co were honoured to be named as a finalist for Wholesaler of The Year. Managing Director, John Kollaras commented: “Kollaras & Co were elated to receive... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wines Have Done It Again

Kollaras & Co Wines Have Done It Again In our continued endeavour to bring quality brand partners and customers together - Kollaras & Co are delighted with the overwhelming success our brands have secured in this year’s National Liquor News Sparkling and Champagne tasting. Earlier this month, a panel of 10 industry experts came together to blind taste a staggering 106 wines using the 100-point rating system - before selecting the top 6 in rated wines from each category . Out of 3 categories and a total of 18 wines selected by the panel, all five brands submitted by Kollaras & Co... Read More

Kollaras & Co Celebrates Simone Deeley On Her 15th Anniversary

Kollaras & Co were this week excited to celebrate Simone Deeley’s 15th Anniversary! A dedicated employee for more than a decade, Simone, who currently works in the finance team as a Reconciliation Officer, commented “When I started, there was about 8 or 9 people in the office and it still amazes me today, the growth of this amazing business.” We asked Simone a few questions to celebrate her milestone: Simone, congratulations on your 15th Work Anniversary! I’m sure you’ve seen some great changes in your time. Tell us, what is your fondest memory of your time at Kollaras & Co? My fondest memories... Read More

Wai Hua Pinot Noir Tops the List

WAI HUA PINOT NOIR TOPS THE LIST In this months’ edition of National Liquor News, Kollaras & Co were delighted to see the success of proprietary brand, Wai Hua Pinot Noir. Each month, a panel of industry experts blind taste and score wines on their appearance, nose and palate. Wines are scored against a 100 point system, before being averaged to find the top rating wines from each LUC Price Bracket. Being rated an overall 89 points, Andrew Stubbs from Vine – Providore Of Fine Wine, commented on Wai Hua, saying it was “well balanced between red fruit and forest floor, [with a]... Read More

Kollaras & Co Welcomes Andrew Bower

7 August 2017 Kollaras & Co are pleased to welcome newly appointed Executive General Manager of International Sales, Andrew Bower. Over many years, Andrew (Andy) has had a wealth of experience with blue chip FMCG companies in the UK and Europe, before relocating to Australia in 2000 to pursue the highly acclaimed position of Sales Director for Brown-Forman. A former Director and Vice President of the Drinks Association, Andy has also been the Global Sales Manager for a number of well-respected organisations prior to his appointment as Executive General Manager for Merchandise at Metcash Food and Grocery. With a record of proven results,... Read More

Best Sparkling Winemaker Of The Year 2017!

Comte De Noiron’s producer named Best Sparkling Winemaker Of The Year at the 34th Annual International Wine Challenge London - 6th July 2017 Kollaras & Co are proud to announce that the producers of exclusive Champagne, Comte De Noiron, has won the Best Sparkling Winemaker of The Year at the International Wine Challenge (IWC). The International Wine Challenge, often dubbed as the “oscars of the wine trade” and is considered one of the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions. Comte De Noiron’s producers excelled in their category, beating a stellar line up of entrants. In Australia, Comte De Noiron has been part... Read More

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