More booze on New Zealand shelves in 2016

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 24 (BusinessDesk) – Higher retail spending and improving consumer confidence looks to be spilling over into New Zealand’s liquor market. Read more »

High-strength beer available doubles in five years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In 2016, 17 percent more high-strength beer was available than in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. The rise follows a 38 percent increase in 2015. Read more »

Beer producers to introduce nutrition information panels

Press Release – Brewers Association

24 February 2017: In a New Zealand first, from today the countrys two leading beer producers will add nutrition information panels to the back of bottles, cans and packaging, helping consumers to be more informed about what they are drinking. Read more »

DB Export’s mission to save our beaches

Press Release – DB Export

DB Export has today announced its mission to help save New Zealands beaches by producing a man-made sand product. The brewery was motivated by the knowledge that our beaches are retreating partly due to sand mining which occurs on some of our … Read more »

‘Check Yourself’ campaign launches in Wellington

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Check Yourself has launched today (Monday 20 February) a Wellington City Council and NZ Police collaboration urging young Wellingtonians to understand the consequences of their actions. Read more »

Lion to pay up to $25.1 million for “runaway train” Panhead

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Lion – Beer, Spirits & Wine (NZ), the local unit of Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings, will pay as much as $25.1 million for its newly acquired Panhead Custom Ales craft beer brand, which the local head has described as a “runaway … Read more »

Keep safe & have fun at the Marlborough Food & Wine festival

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police reminds those attending the Marlborough Food and Wine festival this weekend to take care of themselves and their friends. Read more »

Moa to be distribution partner for Chocolate Cream Liqueur

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group, the unprofitable Marlborough-based brewer, is to partner with Lewis Road Creamery as the dairy products marketer enters the liquor market with its Chocolate Cream Liqueur. Read more »

Auckland Local Alcohol Policy one step closer

Press Release – Auckland Council

Progress on the Provisional Auckland Council Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) continues this month with dates now set for formal appeal hearings. Read more »

Mahana Estates’ new releases epitomise a fresh approach

Press Release – Mahana Estates

Mahana Estates’ new releases epitomise a fresh approach in winemaking

Moutere-based winery Mahana Estates has launched a collection of new releases that are the result of innovative approaches in the winery and, in some cases, faith and inspiration, according to Mahana winemaker Michael Glover. Read more »

Hoppiness brings happiness to the 2017 Awards judging panel

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

On the 9th and 10th February brewers, sensory analysts and hop experts will come together with one goal in mind, find the best brews from over 520 hopeful entries. They will swirl, sniff, sip and debate over 2,500 glasses of beer and cider … Read more »

Yealands Wins Most Innovative Tourism Experience

Press Release – Yealands Wine Group

Drinks International announced the results of its annual awards on 6th February, and Yealands Family Wines took out the top prize in the Most Innovative Tourism Experience category for their White Road App and self-guided vineyard tour. Read more »

Wine Flight back for second vintage

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts today. Read more »

Plans to consolidate portfolio with Federal Merchants & Co

Press Release – William Grant and Sons

William Grant & Sons today announced plans to consolidate the majority of its portfolio of spirits in New Zealand with leading independent beverage distributor Federal Merchants & Co . Read more »

Support for ‘Go Low’ New Zealand campaign builds

Press Release – Go Low Action Group

National hospitality, health and business organisations have added their support to a national campaign aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to go low and reduce alcohol-related harm. Business New Zealand, Epilepsy New Zealand, DB Breweries, the … Read more »

Dare to Pink this Summer and #sipnzrose

Press Release – Sip NZ Wine

Wine & lifestyle company Sip NZ is collaborating with New Zealand wine producers again this February to create another successful Dare to Pink #sipnzrose campaign. Read more »

Champion brewery Tuatara crafts deal with DB

Press Release – Tuatara Brewery

Paraparaumu, 31 January 2017 The award-winning Tuatara Brewing Company has today been sold to DB Breweries. Read more »

Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?

Press Release – Massey University

Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey Universitys College of Health shows this might not be the case. Read more »

Pinot Noir descends on our nation’s capital

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand

The vinous international spotlight will be on New Zealands capital this week with the Pinot Noir NZ 2017 celebration, described as the best Pinot Noir event on the planet. Read more »

Excise regulations better for alcohol producers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says new regulations that take effect on 1 February 2017 will streamline the collection of excise and reduce costs for businesses. Alcohol manufacturers have told us the current remissions process creates unnecessary administration … Read more »

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