Victory for Villa Maria as Pinot Noir thrills

Press Release – Villa Maria Estate

It was a night to remember as Villa Maria Estate picked up one of the highest accolades of the evening, the O-I New Zealand Reserve Wine of the Show Trophy, at the 28th Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Marlborough … Read more »

Vidal Legacy Chardonnay triumphs at the Air NZ Wine Awards

Press Release – Vidal Estate

An absolutely incredible moment were the words out of Hugh Crichtons mouth when the results for Champion Wine of the Show were announced at the 28th Air New Zealand wine awards. Read more »

Appeal dismissal should empower local councils

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman Districts provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). Read more »

The IMP has been released

Press Release – Epic Brewing Company

Brewed as a session IPA, it is SMALL (4.7% alc/vol) and MISCHIEVOUS (generously dry hopped like an IPA. It has more dry hop than the Epic Armageddon IPA). Read more »

Liquor licence changes and deadlines

Press Release – Wairoa District Council

All applications for alcohol licences for events in December and January must be lodged by 21 November at the latest to ensure they are processed prior to the holiday period, applications received after this time might still be processed prior to the … Read more »

Moa 1H loss widens following restructuring, sales jump 71%

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group posted a wider first-half loss after the unprofitable boutique beer maker restructured its fledgling business and changed distribution and brewing arrangements to underpin future growth. Read more »

Small Winery Soars Sky High

Press Release – Lowburn Ferry Wines

Boutique Central Otago producer Lowburn Ferry Wines has capped a string of elite awards for its wines in the past fortnight with the announcement that its pinot noirs will be served in British Airways first class cabins from early next year. Read more »

New off-licence a backward step for Clendon

Press Release – Manurewa Local Board

New off-licence a backward step for Clendon The Manurewa Local Board is disappointed with todays decision by the Auckland District Licencing Committee (DLC) to approve a new off-licence operator in the Clendon community. Manurewa Local Board Chair Angela … Read more »

Alcohol, Gambling Policy: Last chance to have your say

Press Release – Waikato District Council

People have until this Friday, 21 November to have their say on Waikato District Councils proposed Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) and proposed Gambling Venues Policy. Read more »

Stay safe this summer with Safe Hutt Valley

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Safe Hutt Valley has launched a new website just in time for the summer season. The new website provides easy access to important community updates, and hosts a range of handy safety tools and resources to help families and communities to stay safe … Read more »

Sacred Hill Sundaze back this summer

Press Release – Sacred Hill

Sundaze at Sacred Hills much loved cellar door are back by popular demand this summer. Read more »

Five Golds for Yealands Wine Group at Air NZ Awards

Press Release – Yealands Wine Group

Yealands Wine Group have been highly awarded at the annual Air New Zealand Wine Awards, claiming a total of five Pure Gold medals and nine Pure Silver medals. Read more »

Air New Zealand Wine Awards marvel over Esk Valley wines

Press Release – Esk Valley

Esk Valley continues to produce excellent wines in the Hawkes Bay, which repeatedly impresses wine judges and in turn, wins great awards. Three Pure Gold medals were awarded to Esk Valley at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards signalling the winerys … Read more »

Craggy Range wins prestigious global wine award

Press Release – Craggy Range Winery

A New Zealand winery founded on the premise of creating a 1,000 year family dynasty has been awarded one of the globes most prestigious wine awards. Read more »

Yealands World Champion at International Environment Awards

Press Release – Yealands

Yealands Family Wines has claimed the overall World Champion title at the International Green Apple Environment Awards held in London last night. The prestigious ceremony was held at the House of Commons, in the Palace of Westminster and celebrates environmental … Read more »

Marlborough Wine Show success: Villa Maria

Press Release – Villa Maria Estate

MEDIA RELEASE Monday 10th November 2014 Marlborough Wine Show success magnifies 35 years of Trophy wins by Villa Maria Read more »

Liquor licensing laws and alcohol purchasing rates

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

74% of New Zealand adults drink alcohol in an average four week period, down from 77% in 2009 but still slightly above the Australian rate of 70%, data from Roy Morgan Research shows. Read more »

Federal Merchants’ Portfolio Continues to Expand

Press Release – Federal Merchants and Co

Leading New Zealand independent drinks distributor, Federal Merchants & Co will acquire Epicurean Wine Brokers, a long established fine wine distributor based in Auckland. Read more »

Charges laid in relation to crash west of Rangiora

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have laid charges following a crash between a car and an ambulance near the intersection of Oxford Road and Merton Road on 3 October 2014. The 17 year old female driver and sole occupant of the Toyota car will appear in Christchurch … Read more »

Escarpment Vineyard Vintage Camp 2015

Press Release – Escarpment Vineyard

Entries to the Escarpment Vineyard premier Vintage Camp are now open for the 2015 year. This competition is open to aspiring hospitality sector professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of wine and how its made. Read more »

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