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Blackenbrook Wins Trophy For 2020 Pinot Blanc

Press Release – Blackenbrook Vineyard

Two trophies for the winerys new varietal in as many years clean-cut 2020 Pinot Blanc bottle  22 October Blackenbrook Vineyards 2020 Pinot Blanc received the Trophy in the Other White Wine Varieties class from the New Zealand International … Read more »

Te Pa Rosé Wins New Zealand’s Only Gold Medal At Prestigious International Wine Competition IWSC

Press Release – te Pa Family Vineyards

International Wine & Spirits Competition judges call te Pa 2020 Ros A perfect benchmark for the style te Pa Family Vineyards , the independently owned, Maori winery in Marlborough, is celebrating after winning the countrys only gold … Read more »

Ripe: A New Wine And Food Festival Announced For Wānaka

Press Release – Otago Event Planning

Central Otagos acclaimed wine and food will take centre stage in Wnaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival for the region Established to attract Kiwis to Wnaka, Ripe is designed to celebrate the Central Otago viticulture industry … Read more »

Corks To Pop As The Top Drops Under $25 Are Revealed

Press Release – New World Wine Awards

New Zealand wine drinkers are more likely than ever to be popping a cork in celebration of the 2020 New World Wine Awards Top 50 announced today , as sparkling wines emerge as the big winners and latest consumer trend. Chair of judges Jim Harr says insights … Read more »

New Zealanders Support All-of-society Approach To Tackling Alcohol-related Harm

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

Kiwis have strong views on how to reduce alcohol-related harm. A survey by the NZ Alcohol Beverage Council ( NZABC ) found 84% of New Zealanders support taking an all-of-society approach when it comes to reducing harmful drinking. Kiwis support … Read more »

Hamilton Police Disappointed After Weekend Alcohol-Related Disorder

Press Release – New Zealand Police

28 September Hamilton Police are disappointed after widespread alcohol-related disorder incidents in the city centre in the early hours of Sunday morning. There were large numbers of people out and about and Police attended several incidents, including … Read more »

Alcohol Detection Anklets Showing Promise In NZ

Press Release – SCRAM Systems

With COVID-19, Incidents of Alcohol Abuse Reportedly on the Rise Alcohol Detection Anklets (ADA) are garnering a lot of attention in New Zealand and Australia for helping alcohol-involved clients refrain from drinking. The anklets use transdermal technology … Read more »

Direct Customer Connection Key For Growth

Press Release – Real Communications

Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine is focusing on direct customer sales to help expand her natural wine brand. Jess Mavromatis Jess exports her boutique wines to Japan and Australia and Ekleipsis Wine is also available from … Read more »

Kiwis Comfortable With Alcohol On Social Occasions

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

Research into New Zealanders attitudes toward alcohol shows Kiwis are comfortable with alcohol in social situations. A study by the NZ Alcohol Beverages Council ( NZABC ) found 87% of New Zealanders say adults should be able to enjoy alcohol as … Read more »

Championing The Creativity Of New Zealand’s Best Bartenders, Venues And At-Home Cocktail Creators

Press Release – Campari

Since its conception in Novara, Italy, in 1860, bartenders worldwide have used Campari to craft unique and unmissable creations. With its inimitable red colour, intense aroma and distinctive bitter taste, Campari remains the beating heart for some of … Read more »

Ben Tombs Wins Tonnellerie De Mercurey Central Otago Young Winemaker Regional Competition

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

Congratulations to Ben Tombs from Peregrine Wines who came first in the Tonnellerie de Mercurey Central Otago Young Winemaker competition held on Thursday 10th September at VinPro in Cromwell. Ben Tombs Ben was back to defend his title from last year … Read more »

Ben McNab Wins Tonnellerie De Mercurey North Island Young Winemaker Regional Competition

Press Release – NZ Wine

Congratulations to Ben McNab from Matahiwi in Wairarapa who came first in the Tonnellerie de Mercurey North Island Young Winemaker competition held on Friday 4 September at EIT in Hawkes Bay. This competition is open to emerging young winemakers under … Read more »

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