Overexposed in the Spotlight with Star Score at Blind Tasting

The newly released Overexposed Cabernet Sauvignon continues to outshine its competitors as it collects another accolade at a prestigious industry tasting. Australia’s highest circulating and respected industry publication, Drinks Trade, rated the Overexposed Cabernet Sauvignon a whopping 91 points, in a recent blind tasting conducted by industry experts, including a senior wine show judge, wine educators and a cellar director. They were impressed by its character which was described as “bright red fruits, full bodied, with blood plum, and lifted black berries. Herbal finish with hints of liquorice.” Up against Cabernet Sauvignons at much higher price points, the $12 Overexposed met the... Read More

Prized Bronze Medal for St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon

Kollaras & Co Pty Ltd are excited to announce St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a highly sought-after bronze medal at the 2019 Langhorne Creek Wine Show. For the past five years, this distinguished regional wine competition has showcased the area’s stunning wines and shone on a spotlight on its 160-year winemaking history.  The competition featured an esteemed judging panel, comprised of industry specialists from both Australia and overseas. The 2017 St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon, which is best described as ‘rich and full-bodied,’ was deemed a clear standout by the judges in a strong, competitive class. It has been awarded accolades from numerous competitions, including The 2018 Royal... Read More

Overexposed Receives a Bronze Medal and Top Value Award from Industry Stalwart

Huon Hooke, one of Australia’s most trusted and respected wine critics, has awarded Overexposed Cabernet Sauvignon a bronze medal and a Top Value award. The Cabernet Sauvignon is produced in Australia’s King Valley – a renowned wine region located in the stunning landscape of Victoria’s high country. Hooke is an iconic Australian wine reviewer who has been in the industry for over 30 years. Hooke described the wine as “bright, fresh and straight forward. “  He said it was “fruity and bright” on the palate with tannins that are “light and balanced” and described it overall as “very good value.” Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said “it was a great honour... Read More

Kollaras Appoints Industry Expat to Executive Role

As the Kollaras & Co Pty Ltd global footprint rapidly expands, the company warmly welcomes Barry Galloway to the role of Executive General Manager Exports. Galloway comes to the fold with an impressive CV, previously employed at Treasury Wine Estates and Fosters Australia. Most recently, Galloway was based in Hong Kong, as Treasury’s General Manager Global Travel Retail & Global On-Premise. The move back to Australia will see him utilising his wealth of knowledge around Asian markets to drive the export division into new and complex territories. Managing Director John Kollaras, said management couldn’t be happier with the acquisition of such exceptional talent. Barry’s depth of experience and... Read More

Tovaritch! Vodka Wins 116th Medal at World Masters Asia 2019

Kollaras & Co Vodka brand, Tovaritch! Vodka continued to cement its title of ‘World’s Most Awarded Vodka’, after winning five gold medals at the World Vodka Masters 2019 Asia competition, held in Hong Kong. This brings the Tovaritch! medal tally to 116; a continuous testament to the brands superb quality. The Organic, Gluten Free, Non-GMO Vodka won gold across five categories including: Premium, Smooth, Rye, Organic, and Russian. The World Vodka Masters Asia awards were launched this year to provide a platform to determine the highest quality vodka brands in Asia. Blind tastings were performed by a panel of expert judges... Read More

Kamana Pinot Noir Hooks Another Medal

Kollaras & Co’s wine portfolio has been thrust into the spotlight once again with the news that Kamana Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s Waipara Valley has been a awarded a bronze medal and 88 points by one of Australia’s most distinguished wine reviewers, Huon Hooke. Hooke, who established The Real Review online wine portal is a trusted name within the liquor industry having judged and written about the subject for the past 30 years. Kamana is a pivotal brand within the Kollaras & Co portfolio and has confirmed its place as one of New Zealand’s best value wines. The... Read More

Australian Wine Legend Huon Hooke Highly Recommends Mo-Town Pinot Noir

Huon Hooke, Australia’s foremost independent wine writer and revered legend of the Australian wine industry, has awarded Mo-Town Pinot Noir 3 gold stars and two highly coveted accolades – a bronze medal as well as a top value recommendation from his online wine hub - The Real Review. Hooke also placed the exceptional drop at #16 on his list of over 50 pinot noir wines reviewed. Hooke described the pinot noir from the world-class Adelaide Hills wine region as: ‘Medium to deep red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is herbal and shows some development, with subtle... Read More

Kollaras & Co Moves into Vaping

Kollaras & Co are extending their portfolio to include vapes after securing a strategic partnership with the UK’s largest premium vaping brand IVG Premium E-Liquids. Kollaras has master distribution rights for IVG products within Australia, which will allow vapers from down under to join vapers from over 60 countries and 6 continents that vape premium British flavours from IVG. John Kollaras, Managing Director of Kollaras & Co, commented that the alliance was an important step for the business, commenting “We are thrilled to partner with IVG, as we continue to strive to provide a unique offering within our portfolio, and cement our position as a dynamic solutions provider.” Kollaras continued: “Quality,... Read More

Australian Wines Receive the Green Light from Patrick Eckel- Wine Reviewer

Independent wine reviewer Patrick Eckel from has highly praised three Australian wines within the Kollaras portfolio, with outstanding reviews for both the Mo-Town Shiraz and Pinot Noir as well as Mi Scusi Prosecco. Mo-Town 2017 Shiraz a bold, gutsy drop from Mclaren Vale was awarded a huge 87 points and described as ‘reflecting the vintage well with the cooler year producing a wine that is dark fruited but has a leaner, savoury demeanour.’ While the Mo-Town 2018 Pinot Noir, from the Adelaide Hills was also awarded a huge 87 points and described as having ‘a density of dark cherry... Read More

Uppercut Range Extensions Receive 94 Points

Independent Brands Australia is pleased to announce that new Uppercut range extensions, Ringside Riesling and Shadowbox Shiraz, have both received a five-star rating and 94 points from one of the world’s most prominent wine reviewers, Sam Kim from Wine Orbit. An esteemed wine reviewer, Kim has been judging wines internationally for over 20 years, becoming one of the globe’s most highly regarded wine experts. Kim described the Uppercut Ringside Riesling from Clare Valley as: “Bright, pristine and delicate, the … lemon pith, lime zest, apple and white floral aromas on the nose, followed by a tightly structured palate that is focused and persistent.” He also commented: “It is exquisite and... Read More

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