Study At Odds With Official Data

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A just released study claiming problem drinking among young women is on the rise is at odds with official studies and ignores what is really happening to drinking in New Zealand. Read more »

NXT-listed Marlborough Wine Estates more than halves sales

Article – BusinessDesk

April 19 (BusinessDesk) – NXT-listed winemaker Marlborough Wine Estates has more than halved its expected sales to a related party that’s a major distribution channel in Asia. Read more »

Foreign Wine Looking for Greater US Market Penetration

Press Release – Rabobank

The US wine market continues to represent an attractive opportunity for many foreign wine companies, according to the Rabobank Wine Quarterly Q2 2017. However, increasing competition and ongoing wholesaler consolidation, among other factors, make it increasingly … Read more »

Sustainable Solution for Dixie Chicks NZ Concert

Press Release – Mission Estate Winery

The team at Mission Estate, working in close consultation with the NZ Police, has created a uniquely designed PET* wine bottle for the upcoming Dixie Chicks concert, which is being held at the winery on Saturday 8th April. Read more »

Law And Order Falling Apart under Bennett

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Law and order is breaking down in New Zealand when a liquor store manager rings the police four times seeking their help after he had managed to trap a shoplifter and they told him to let the offender go, says New Zealand First Police spokesperson … Read more »

Clear evidence needed to support changes to alcohol policy

Press Release – Hutt City Council

The community is asked to provide clear evidence about the harm caused by alcohol abuse to support changes to the Hutt City Local Alcohol Policy. Read more »

NZ brews win big in New World Beer & Cider Awards

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

Kiwi breweries and India Pale Ales (IPA) were the big winners at this years New World Beer & Cider Awards. New Zealand breweries won 10 out of the 12 classes while IPA took home nearly 20 per cent of the awards Gold medals. Read more »

Foster-Bell is Critical of Overbearing Medical Officer

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National List MP Paul Foster-Bell criticised the medical officer of health after news that a prominent inner-city New World faced losing their liquor license over the placement of liquor isles. Read more »

Peregrine Wines secures US distribution

Press Release – Peregrine Wines

One of Central Otagos premium wine producers is celebrating signing an exclusive business agreement that will see its wines distributed the length and breadth of the US. Read more »

Craft Brewer Scoops Major Event Sponsorship

Press Release – World Masters Games

Good George Brewing has been announced as the official beer of World Masters Games 2017 (WMG2017) being hosted in New Zealand, the first time a craft brewery has held this level of sponsorship for the massive event. Read more »

Royal Adelaide Beer & Cider Awards Go Trans-Tasman

Press Release – Royal Adelaide Show

The Royal Adelaide Beer and Cider Awards (RABCA) will allow beer and cider entries from New Zealand in 2017 – the first time in the competitions history. Read more »

Misha’s Vineyard Unveils New Central Otago Tasting Room

Press Release – Misha’s Vineyard

CROMWELL, Central Otago, New Zealand, 21 March 2017 Mishas Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell the heart of the Central Otago wine region. The ideal location overlooking Lake Dunstan on the main approach to Cromwell, is already proving … Read more »

Latest Controlled Purchase Operations results disappointing

Press Release – Northland District Health Board

Two recent Controlled Purchase Operations conducted at licensed premises throughout Northland by Northland DHB and NZ Police staff has resulted in a very disappointing result. Read more »

Zeffer cider takes out gold at International Cider Awards

Press Release – Zeffer Cider

Hot off the heels of their successful Snowball Effect capital raise, Zeffer cider has scooped up gold for its Cidre Demi-Sec at the worlds most prestigious International Cider Awards held in the UK last week. Read more »

Galbraith’s Wins 2 Golds at International Brewery Awards

Press Release – Galbraith’s Brewing Co.

As Galbraiths becomes the only brewery in the world, to win two Gold Medals at the 2017 International Brewing Awards – held in England. Read more »

Marketing & PR Agency Focuses on Food, Drinks, Lifestyle

Press Release – Marvellous Marketing

Two of New Zealands specialist marketing and PR practitioners have joined forces establishing Marvellous Marketing an agency to work with food, drinks and lifestyle brands. Despite both having worked at Corbans Wines, Kathie Bartley and Nicola McConnell … Read more »

Zeffer cider smashes $1.2 million capital target in five day

Press Release – Zeffer Cider

The largest independent, dedicated cider producer in New Zealand, Zeffer cider, has achieved its $1.2 million public capital offer less than a week after launching via the Snowball Effect platform. Read more »

Wowsers Target Another Kiwi Tradition – BYO

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is warning the government against adopting a recommendation to end the Kiwi tradition of Bring You Own (BYO), and not just at race meetings, but because it marks the beginning of the end of BYO at family picnics. Read more »

Zeffer cider launches Snowball Effect round to push growth

Press Release – Snowball Effect

Zeffer cider has launched a public capital offer of up to $1.2 million, to help launch its Asian export strategy and further increase its domestic resources to drive growth. Read more »

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 »

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