Kollaras Secures Distribution of Iconic Templeton Rye Whiskey

The Kollaras Portfolio continues to expand, adding new, exciting global brands, with the announcement of an exclusive distribution deal with the iconic American whiskey, Templeton Rye. Under the new agreement, Templeton Rye, known for being ‘Iowa’s most notorious whiskey’ will be exclusively sold by Kollaras & Co throughout Australia.   Kollaras & Co’s Commercial Director, Doug Misener, commented on the partnership saying: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Templeton Rye – A historically rich and innovative brand.  This relationship creates new opportunities to support our customers and drive further business impact” The award-winning American whiskey brand has a colourful heritage dating back to the 1920s, when... Read More

Kollaras & Co Brands Enjoy Huge Medal Sweep at Melbourne International Wine Competition

The national and international wine competitions have only just begun, and Kollaras & Co brands have just picked up 21 awards at the Melbourne International Wine Competition. Numerous brands were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals in addition to the top gongs received by Riunite Prosecco, which was pronounced Italy Prosecco of the Year and Mi Scusi Australian Prosecco awarded Victoria Prosecco of the Year. Kollaras Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras said the achievement is significant. “The trade-only judging panel is made up of retail buyers, sommeliers, restauranteurs, hotel directors and distributors. All wines are in coded glasses and the judges are instructed to only grant awards or medals to wines... Read More

Royal Win for Kollaras at Queensland Wine Show

It was a well-deserved win for Kollaras & Co, when three brands within an extensive product portfolio were awarded medals at the Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show held recently. St Augustus Sauvignon Blanc and Uppercut Riesling both picked up silver medals, while Two Truths Rosé received a bronze medal. This brings the Kollaras medal tally for the year to a mammoth 20, with plenty more shows to come, as The Royal Queensland Show is the first to be held in a capital city for 2019. The Royal Queensland Wine Show is one of Australia’s most prestigious wine competitions, having been established nearly 150 years ago. Each year, thousands of winemakers... Read More

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

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