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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

Kamana Cracks Another Rave Review

Kamana Pinot Noir from New Zealand’s Waipara Valley has received a substantial 4.5-star rating from Wine Orbit’s globally esteemed wine reviewer, Sam Kim. Kamana Pinot Noir was described by Wine Orbit as demonstrating excellent quality with high level concentration and balance, being fragrant, fruit intensity, with savoury nuances on the palate and a lingering finish. An integral brand in Kollaras & Co’s portfolio, its sister-SKU Kamana Sauvignon Blanc, was recently awarded a gold medal at the prestigious China Wine and Spirits Awards, beating wines from 55 countries around the globe. Kollaras & Co Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, commented “The high praise reiterates... Read More

Kollaras & Co Partners with Hart Dairy for Asian Distribution Expansion

Kollaras & Co are excited to announce a joint venture with Hart Dairy, the largest single-source producer of 100 percent free-range, grass-fed milk in North America. Kollaras are proud to be distributing Hart’s premium dairy products from the USA, Australia and New Zealand throughout the Asian market.  The new joint venture company, Dairy Fresh New Zealand Ltd, marries Kollaras & Co’s extensive experience in these markets with Hart Dairy’s significant understanding of the dairy category, to offer their line of diary products to the Asian region. “With our distribution network of more than 20,000 outlets in seven continents, we are... Read More

Kollaras & Co Wins New Wine Product of the Year

On Friday 16th November, the liquor industry's peak awards ceremony, The LSA Awards took place, with Kollaras & Co taking out a top honour for "New Wine Product of the Year". The Liquor Stores Association pride themselves on acknowledging the year-round efforts of those who go the extra mile to excel in the retail liquor industry. Kollaras & Co received three nominations, with Two Truths winning the illustrious category of ‘New Wine Product of the Year’, which works to highlight outstanding new products, with nominations and judging criteria sent in by retail members. Kollaras & Co Marketing Manager, Georgia Kollaras, said the company... Read More

Big International Wins for West Winds Gins

The Kollaras portfolio has received further recognition from international judges, with the recent news leading brand West Winds has had huge success upon debut in the 10th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition and The Drinks Business Hong Kong Gin Masters 2018 Competition. West Winds bagged Double Golds with “The Broadside” and “The Cutlass” at the Drinks Business Hong Kong Gin Masters 2018 Competition. “The Cutlass” was also awarded Gold at the 10th Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition in the Gin Contemporary 47-50% category and “The Broadside” clinched Silver in the Gin Contemporary... Read More

Cape to Cape a Finalist in Boutique Sydney Wine Competition

Awards for brands within the Kollaras product portfolio are still flowing in, with the recent announcement that the 2016 vintage Cape to Cape Shiraz has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Sydney International Wine Competition. The announcement places the wine in the top 20% of total entries, with 2000 entries accepted for judging. Now in its 34th year, The Sydney International Wine Competition is a food-orientated wine show where wines are judged upon their ability to complement style-classified food. There is a three-phase blind judging system where in the third phase, the finalists, now in food-friendly categories, are... Read More

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