The Australian Drinks Awards presentation recognises, encourages, promotes and celebrates excellence in the Australian drinks industry. Now in its tenth year, the Australian Drinks Awards have grown to become the premier event for honouring achievement and innovation in the Australian liquor industry.
The Australian Drinks Awards ceremony took place on Thursday, 28 July 2022. One of the industry’s favourite celebrations, this year’s awards was hosted by Shelly Horton at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.
Forty-three awards were handed out across Brand, Supplier and Contribution to Industry categories.
In the Supplier category, Supplier of the Year, Most Improved Supplier, Category Management and Supply Chain Management Awards are determined by the results of the Advantage Engagement Program.
The winners of the four Supplier Awards in 2022 were:
• Supplier of the Year Accolade Wines
• Most Improved Supplier of the Year Brown Family Wine Group
• Category Management Award Carlton & United Breweries
• Supply Chain Management Accolade Wines & Australian Vintage Ltd
Of the three Contribution to Industry awards, The Most Improved Gender Equity Award data is taken from the Embrace Difference Industry Scorecard to identify the top three member performers in the area of Gender Equity where those business provide a submission for inclusion.
The Inclusive & Diverse Workplace Award and the Corporate Social Responsibility Award are decided by submission and the winners determined by a group of industry executives.
The winners of the three Contribution to Industry Awards in 2022 were:
• Corporate Social Responsibility Taylors Wines
• Most Improved Gender Equity Award Bacardi
• Inclusive and Diverse Workplace Treasury Wine Estates
For the Brand Awards, the top 200 drink brands in the country are automatically entered into the category of either Fan Favourite or Gaining in Popularity. Thrive Research is then enlisted to conduct the research with 4,000 consumers to determine the winners. To read about all the winners, click on our special awards booklet below.