Prestigious LSA Award Nominations for Kollaras

To add to the incredible year of industry recognition that Kollaras & Co have received for their exclusive private label portfolio brands, the LSA (Liquor Stores Association) has announced the company as a finalist in three important categories in their annual Awards for Excellence, the LSA Awards 2018. The nominations include: • Wholesaler of The Year (KTC) • Services Supplier of The Year (TIC) • New Wine Product of The Year (Two Truths) The LSA Awards are a prestigious event as they acknowledge ‘the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile to excel in the retail liquor industry.’ Since 1996 they have... Read More

Krombacher ‘Win 1 of 5 Prize Packs’ Competition Winners Announced!

The Krombacher online competition judging is done and dusted, with Kollaras excited to announce the five lucky winners are: J. Clark VIC R. Maguire NSW G.Parker NSW M.Peake SA J.Spragg QLD Each of these lucky entrants have won a Krombacher prize pack valued at $125. The judging was a difficult process with many excellent entries. The competition required entrants to submit in 25 words or less why they love Krombacher. The winning entries are below: “I love that you can enjoy premium quality German beer in Australia at this time of year without spending thousands to get to Oktoberfest!” “Krombacher makes life richer for the pourer!” “I love Krombacher... Read More

Top Points for Kollaras’ Kamana Pinot Noir

Kollaras have received another exciting accolade from industry insiders with one of the newest wines in its portfolio-Kamana Pinot Noir. National Liquor News, one of the leading voices in liquor industry publications, recently awarded the pinot noir top points in its class in a blind tasting by an expert panel. The Pinot Noir which was added to the portfolio earlier this year, received an excellent 89 points, topping its category of pinot noir wines priced $15 and under. The judges said this about the wine: “A good wine. Easy drinking, rich and floral with good mouthfeel and very well balanced” “Intense rose, dark... Read More

Management Guru Doug Misener Joins Kollaras Family

In what can only be regarded as a major recruitment coup, Kollaras are proud to announce that Doug Misener has joined the Kollaras family in the role of Executive General Manager Commercial. Doug is highly respected within the liquor industry for his experience as a Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Strategy Advisor. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the Kollaras team having previously worked as CEO for the Liquor Marketing Group and MD International. His broad depth of experience also includes a senior management position at Lion Nathan – one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies. Doug’s skill in... Read More

Kollaras Announce A Touch of France Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Lynette Kalkman from NSW who has won our St Louis/Maison Castel ‘Á Touch of France’ competition.  Lynette has won a fantastic tropical escape to New Caledonia for two people for her winning entry. The competition was a first for Kollaras, with entries submitted online through the competition website, It was an outstanding success, with judging indeed difficult as so many creative entries were submitted. Lynette’s winning entry is below: ‘New Caledonia would be a dream French wines and French cuisine Mountains meet the turquoise sea Snorkelling, sailing, swimming free Please oh please pick me’ Maison Castel is one of the leading brands within the Kollaras... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wins Gold at China Wine and Spirits Awards

A highly coveted gold medal has been awarded to Kollaras & Co, at the illustrious 2018 China Wine and Spirits Awards, China’s largest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition. It’s ground breaking news for the company, and such a huge accomplishment for a first-time entrant into the show. Two bronze medals and a silver were also awarded, rounding out the medal count to an exciting four. The show is highly revered around the globe as one of the most important events on the wine competition calendar, with producers from 55 countries sending in their products for critique. All products are... Read More

Kollaras Nominated for Prestigious ALIA Industry Awards

Kollaras & Co are honoured to have been named as a finalist for three awards at the liquor industry’s night of nights – the Australian Liquor Industry Awards. The award ceremony is an esteemed event on the Australian Liquor Industry calendar, voted by the industry for the industry. The gala event is held in recognition of the best performing brands, venues and retailers in the industry, with Kollaras nominated for a major award of the night - ‘Supplier of the Year’. Popular beer brand INDIE Draught has been nominated for ‘Best New Product of the Year’ while the world’s most awarded... Read More

Kollaras Plans Expansion into the USA Market

As part of The Kollaras Trading Company’s continued expansion and investment in long term sustainable growth, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Brenner to the role of Vice President of USA Operations. Karl has a very impressive background that includes the role of Director of Fleet Beverage Operations at Royal Caribbean Cruises, as well as Director of Fleet Bar Operations at Princess Cruises. In addition, Karl has extensive knowledge and experience in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Based in Florida, Karl will be fundamental in continuing the focus on development of the already successful cruise channel as... Read More

Maison Castel Scores Highly in NLN Blind Tasting

Kollaras continues to cement its position as a leading brand builder within the global liquor industry, after impressing the judges in this month’s National Liquor News’ Rose Blind Tasting Competition. National Liquor News is highly regarded within the Australian liquor Industry as providing relevant information, trends and up to date product news within the trade. There was an expert industry panel judging the blind tasting including owners, makers and managers with many years experience. The ‘Maison Castel Cótes de Provence Róse’ was awarded a huge 90 points in the $10-$15 category and was described as a wine of remarkable character with... Read More

Kollaras Wines Highly Awarded at Royal Sydney Wine Show

Industry recognition is pouring in for Kollaras as news of a spectacular result from The Royal Sydney Wine Show has been received.  Our wines achieved an amazing four bronze medals and numerous high ratings from some of the most experienced, respected and independent judges in the industry. The bronze medal winning wines included: St Augustus Sauvignon Blanc – 88 points St Augustus Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 points St Augustus Shiraz -86 points 33 Degrees South Chardonnay – 86 points The wines that achieved high ratings included: Two Truths Cabernet Sauvignon – 84 points 33 Degrees South Shiraz – 84 points Two... Read More

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