Drinks Awards Winners 2019

Contribution to Industry Awards 

Gender Equity
Pernod Ricard Winemakers

Inclusive & Diverse Workplace

Corporate Social Responsibility


Supplier Awards

Supplier of the Year

Supply Chain Management

Most Improved Supplier of the Year
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Brand Awards

Most Distinctive Brand of the Year

Beer (Classic): Victoria Bitter

Beer (Contemporary): Iron Jack

Beer (Premium): Guinness

Beer (Craft): Balter Brewing XPA

Cider: Rekorderlig

RTD (Dark): Untold

RTD (Light): Absolut Botanik

Spirits (Dark): The Kraken

Spirits (Light): Crystal Head

Aperitif/Liqueur: Fireball

Wine (Red): 19 Crimes

Wine (White): Shaw + Smith

Wine (Rosé): De Bortoli

Wine (Sparkling): Dom Pérignon

Fan Favourite Award

Beer (Classic): Victoria Bitter

Beer (Contemporary): Great Northern

Beer (Premium): Corona Extra

Beer (Craft): James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale

Cider: Somersby

RTD (Dark): Jim Beam Bourbon and Cola

RTD (Light): Vodka Cruiser

Spirits (Dark): Jack Daniel's

Spirits (Light): Smirnoff

Aperitif/Liqueur: Baileys

Wine (Red): Penfolds

Wine (White): Jacob's Creek

Wine (Rosé): Jacob's Creek

Wine (Sparkling): Moët & Chandon

Gaining in Popularity Brand of the Year

Beer (Classic): XXXX Gold

Beer (Contemporary): Great Northern

Beer (Premium): Furphy

Beer (Craft): Young Henrys

Cider: Somersby

RTD (Dark): Canadian Club & Dry

RTD (Light): Gordon's Pink Gin & Soda

Spirits (Dark): Yamazaki

Spirits (Light): Patrón

Aperitif/Liqueur: Aperol

Wine (Red): 19 Crimes

Wine (White): Bird in Hand

Wine (Rosé): Squealing Pig

Wine (Sparkling): Tempus Two


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Brand Awards

These awards will be determined via consumer panel with research undertaken by Thrive Research across five categories: Beer, Cider, Wine, Spirits, RTD. 

Fan Favourite Award The brand that is most favoured by consumers. 

Gaining in Popularity The brand most perceived by consumers to be trending in retail.

The Most Distinctive Brand The brand recognised as most unique and different, thus distinctive, by consumers.

Contribution to Industry Awards 

These awards are to be independently judged by members of the Drinks Association Board. The awards recognise the organisation achievement and contribution to industry in the area of Diversity & Inclusion.

Gender Equity Award Recognises excellence in gender equity initiatives and programs in the workplace.

Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award Recognises organisations that prioritise diversity and recognise the value of an inclusive workplace for individuals and the organisation.

Corporate Social Responsibility Award Recognises unique and out of the box initiatives and strategies that demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility principles.

To request submission documents for the Contribution to Industry Awards, email The Drinks Association at awards@drinks.asn.au

Supplier Awards 

These awards will be determined utilising data results from the industry wide engagement survey conducted by Advantage Australia. 

Supplier of the Year Award The supplier with the highest overall Net Favourable (NF) Score.

Supply Chain Management Award Recognises the performance of the Supply Chain community, focusing on areas of key supply chain performance metrics, relationships and communication, practices and processes that improve efficiency, forecasting and responsive customer service.

Most Improved Supplier of the Year Recognises the supplier that has made significant improvements in the way it works with retailers compared to prior year.


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