Villa Maria named fourth most admired wine brand in world

Press Release – Villa Maria Estate

Villa Maria named fourth most admired wine brand in the world and first in New Zealand. Read more »

Less beer available despite growth for craft beer

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The total volume of alcoholic beverage available for consumption in New Zealand fell 9.4 million litres (2.0 percent) to 457 million litres in 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows an 8.9 million litre rise in 2013. Read more »

A Question of Balance

Press Release – Speights

Due to unprecedented demand, Speights is proud to announce that it will be releasing its 2.5% Mid Ale in bottles. Previously introduced on tap at bars around the country in October, the full flavoured mid strength ale has been so popular that Kiwis … Read more »

NZ Whisky Collection highest score in coveted Whisky Bible

Press Release – New Zealand Whisky Company

The New Zealand Whisky Collections 1988 has trumped a world-class field, with no southern hemisphere whisky ever scoring higher than the 96.5 points awarded in Londons revered Whisky Bible for 2015. “Superstar whiskies that give us all a … Read more »

Speight’s Wins Silver at International Brewing Awards

Press Release – Speight’s

Speights is incredibly proud to announce that its Triple Hop Pilsner has taken out a silver medal at this weeks prestigious International Brewing Awards 2015, the only Australasian beer to win an award. This medal continues an unprecedented … Read more »

Orientation week drinking may have gateway effect

Press Release – University of Otago

Orientation week drinking may have gateway effect Heavy alcohol use by students during university orientation weeks may be a gateway into heavier drinking during the rest of the academic year, according to latest Otago research. The Otago Department of … Read more »

Junior Sommelier Winner Gets a Taste of Central Otago

Press Release – Misha’s Vineyard

CROMWELL, Central Otago, New Zealand, 10 February 2015 Winner of the inaugural New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year , Oliver Carr, has been getting a taste of the high life in Central Otago with tutored tastings of the regions top wines, … Read more »

Wanted: 600 keen beer fans to jump start Manuka Magic Ale

Press Release – Manuka Magic

Hawkes Bay brewer Tony Dapson, invented a process for brewing ale using Manuka, and is looking for backers to support the brewing of this unique Kiwi ale by purchasing Future Vouchers. Read more »

New Kiwi Venture Taps into Growing Popularity of Craft Beer

Press Release – Impact PR

A unique new tour being offered by an Auckland travel agent is set to take Kiwi craft beer lovers to the global hub of hops for a prestigious festival experience. Read more »

Keeping alcohol licences current key to supply

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council is reminding alcohol licensees and managers to make sure their licenses are up to date so they can continue to operate over the busy summer season. Read more »

Yeastie Boys raise $500k in 30 mins

Press Release – PledgeMe

28/01/2015 Yeastie Boys raise $500k in 30 mins Yeastie Boys cup runneth over with their equity crowdfunding campaign raising half a million dollars within 30 minutes, PledgeMe is pleased to announce. Read more »

Yeastie Boys equity crowdfunding campaign kicks off today

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Award-winning brewers Yeastie Boys will launch their equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe seeking to raise half a million dollars at 6 PM today. Yeastie Boys are going out to their crowd and offering them a piece of the company so they can … Read more »

Customs marks 175 years at border

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the New Zealand Customs Service on the eve of its 175th anniversary of service protecting New Zealands border. Read more »

Yeastie Boys release share offer details

Press Release – Yeastie Boys

Ground breaking New Zealand brewers Yeastie Boys have released details of their highly anticipated share offer. Read more »

Plan Ahead for Special Licences

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

If youre holding an event at Easter that will need a special licence, make sure to plan ahead and apply as soon as possible because applications must be lodged before Waitangi Day. Read more »

Premium wine – It’s a long way to the top

Press Release – Rabobank

The global wine community currently has a great deal of interest in market dynamics at the more premium end of the global market, however grasping premiumisation opportunities is a complicated and disjointed process, according to specialist agri … Read more »

Photos For Piha Surf Life Saving Club

Press Release – Corona

For six weeks from January 16, the Piha Surf Life Saving Club (PSLSC) will host a unique exhibition of ten stunning New Zealand coastal images, captured by a selection of globally recognised surf, travel and lifestyle photographers. Read more »

Moa director Ashley Waugh to take over chair from Baker

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 15 (BusinessDesk) – Grant Baker is stepping down as chairman of Moa Group and will be replaced by independent director Ashley Waugh as part of the unprofitable boutique beer maker’s board shuffle as it chases Australian and New Zealand sales. Read more »

Submit your own liquor ban area

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council is asking residents to define their idea of a liquor ban area on a City map. The map is included in a survey launched today that seeks to find out if residents support the current liquor ban area. Read more »

NZ Winegrowers launches Mandarin-language website

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand Winegrowers has launched a Mandarin-language website to support ongoing marketing activities in China. Read more »

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