Rabobank Global Wine Quarterly Q4 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

Australia takes the pulse of wine grape markets, while the Northern Hemisphere harvest appears set to fall on the short side, and China headlines developments in global wine trade, according to Rabobanks Global Wine Quarterly for Q4 2016 Read more »

First NZ Alcoholics Anonymous Survey in Over Ten Years

Press Release – alcoholics anonymous

First NZ Alcoholics Anonymous Survey in Over Ten Years Shows Current Trends in Recovery The results of the first New Zealand survey of members of Alcoholics Anonymous since 2004 have been published to mark the Fellowships 2016 AA Awareness Week. Almost … Read more »

Top 50 wines are flying off the shelves

Press Release – New World Wine Awards

The 2016 New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines are more popular than ever with several already close to selling out just 10 days since the results were announced. Read more »

Judging underway for 30th Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Press Release – Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Judging for the countrys premier wine competition kicked off earlier this week in Auckland, with today marking the end to an intense three days of selecting New Zealands top drops for 2016. Read more »

Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2015 a winner

Press Release – Clearview Estate

Clearview Estate on Hawkes Bay Te Awanga coast is cementing its reputation as one of the countrys leading Chardonnay producers, with yet another strong showing for its Reserve Chardonnay 2015. Read more »

Common sense low-alcohol rules a step closer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill to improve how low strength beer and wine can be sold passed its second reading in Parliament last night. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill makes three minor technical … Read more »

Kiwis spend over $43 million on pre-flight drinks

Press Release – Cheapflights

Bottoms Up? Kiwis Divided on Airport Drinks Pre-Departure Cheapflights survey finds Kiwis spend over $43 million on pre-flight drinks Read more »

Epic Armageddon IPA – the Best Beer in NZ

Press Release – Epic Brewing Company

When Epic Armageddon took out the trophy for best Strong Pale Ale at the 2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards last weekend it officially became this countrys most awarded beer. Read more »

‘Tis the Season to … Keep Your Wits About You

Press Release – AlcoholAndMe

Often referred to as the silly season, people can make questionable choices as they get caught up in the frenzy of Christmas festivities. Alcohol&Me ( alcoholandme.org.nz ), a highly interactive online programme that provides information and real world … Read more »

Police and agencies disappointed with alcohol operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

On Friday 14 October 2016 Police, Tararua Council Licensing Inspectors, and Public Health representatives, conducted a Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) within the Tararua district, targeting On and Off licenced premises. Read more »

Missing liquor licence deadlines could mean dry holiday

Press Release – Ruapehu District Council

Anyone needing a liquor licence over the Christmas and New Year period is being urged to plan ahead and not get caught up in the statutory alcohol licencing shutdown period. Read more »

Sileni Estates appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Press Release – Sileni Estates

Sileni Estates appoints new Chief Executive Officer Nigel Avery returns from U.S. to lead the family business Read more »

Sileni Introduces Limited Edition Celebration Release

Press Release – Sileni Estates

Designed for a celebration, the Sileni Estates seasonal release is the perfect companion to a special occasion. Read more »

Worldwide Study on Health Effects of Moderate Drinking Welco

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

The announcement of a worldwide six year clinical trial focusing on the health effects of moderate drinking has been welcomed by Spirits New Zealand today. The study, funded by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will, for the first … Read more »

First look at new vintage wines reveals outstanding quality

Press Release – New World Wine Awards

The results of the New World Wine Awards released today highlight the quality of the 2016 vintage. New vintage wines won 137 of 779 medals in this years New World Wine Awards, including taking out 15 Gold Medals and three varietal Champion awards. Read more »

Tuatara toasts Champion Brewery success for a second time

Press Release – Brewer’s Guild of New Zealand

Tuatara Brewing Company has become New Zealands first two-time Champion Brewery after picking up the top gong at the Brewers Guild of New Zealand 2016 Beer Awards tonight (Saturday). Read more »

Quench Collective – There’s a New Collective in Town!

Press Release – Sacred Hill

Sacred Hill Wine Company (SHWC) is excited to announce its rebrand to Quench Collective , effective 1 October 2016. The new look and name, no longer brand or beverage specific, allows flexibility and diversification for building the business in the future. Read more »

Kiwi brewers aim to put success on tap

Press Release – Brewers Guild of NZ

A record number of New Zealand breweries are vying to be crowned champion at New Zealands most prestigious beer awards, the 2016 Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards. Read more »

Brewer Moa eyes possible purchases, must deliver profits

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the loss-making Marlborough-based brewer whose share price has tripled in the past year, has told investors it is assessing the possibility of buying other businesses, but that they would have to add to earnings. Read more »

Government ignores alcohol’s contribution to family violence

Press Release – National Addiction Centre

The National-led government once again is ignoring the need for alcohol reform to combat family violence in New Zealand. Read more »

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