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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 winereviewer.com 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

Overexposed Steals the Limelight with Four Rave Reviews

Overexposed, IBA’s new and sleek Victorian range, has received four glowing reviews from esteemed wine reviewer Sam Kim from Wine Orbit, ranging from 90 – 92 points. Kim was impressed with the range, rating the King Valley Sauvignon Blanc at 90 points. He described the varietal as: “Fresh and inviting”, before adding: “The attractively expressed bouquet shows green rockmelon, apple, nectarine and lime peel characters. The palate is juicy and lively, delivering terrific fruit vibrancy as well as fine texture and bright acidity, finishing long and very tasty.” Additionally, the Chardonnay was rated 91 points and defined by Kim as being: ‘Delightfully fruited and elegantly fragrant, the wine offers lovely... Read More

Kollaras & Co Announce Krombacher Pourfection 2019 Winner

It has become an annual event not to be missed, but the Krombacher Pourfection campaign is now done and dusted for another year. Judges have been wowed by the level of creativity shown in the competition, where entrants were required to submit a video showing the perfect Krombacher pour to a Facebook page. Videos flowed in from across Australia, but ultimately Victoria’s Louis Lazzaro was crowned the 2019 Krombacher Pourfectionist with his ingenious entry titled “Rube Goldberg Beer Opener”. As the lucky winner, Louis was awarded the trip of a lifetime - an overseas holiday to attend the prestigious Purity Law Party held in Krombach, Germany. Louis’ award-winning... Read More

Riunite Toasts the LGBTI Community

The highly anticipated, 2019 LGBTI Awards were recently held to honour the role models within Australia’s LGBTI community.  The awards took place on Friday March 1st at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, and Kollaras & Co were proud to have strategic brand Riunite sponsor the night, which is the preliminary event to the world-famous Sydney Mardi Gras.  The awards were a pinnacle for both individuals and organisations who were publicly recognised for their outstanding achievements and commitment to the LGBTI community. The recipients were acknowledged for promoting equality, opportunity and fair treatment for all regardless of sexuality or gender identity. Riunite Prosecco was enjoyed throughout the night by... Read More

Mo-Town and Mi Scusi Set for Global Success

Mo-Town and Mi Scusi, two of the newest brands to the Kollaras & Co portfolio, have already started impressing critics within the wine industry. Sam Kim, an esteemed global judge from Wine Orbit, has awarded each of the three wines in these two brands a massive 4.5 stars! Mo-Town is a funky, bold range of red wine from South Australia that taps into the alternative, hipster vibe and delivers for those who value the unique, while Mi Scusi is a proudly Australian Prosecco that has put Italian producers on notice as it rivals Italy’s best. Mo-Town Shiraz was described by Kim as ‘sweetly fruited and immediately appealing’ ‘supple,... Read More

Tovaritch! Vodka Sales Soar amid Global Vodka Slump

Kollaras brand Tovaritch! has recently been recognised within the liquor industry as a prime vodka brand to watch in 2019. The Spirits Business, which prides itself as the only international trade magazine solely dedicated to spirits, recently performed an in-depth analysis of the vodka category. The results were interesting indeed, as despite stagnant sales in 2018 across the board, Tovaritch! increased its global following with registered gains of more than 30%”. Bucking the overall trend, Tovaritch! has increased its reach despite tough competition from a populous sway towards Gin, the craft contingent and a push towards flavour infused ranges. According to The Spirits Business “New... Read More

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