New Chairman Excited by Gimblett Gravels Opportunities

Press Release – Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association

Less than a week into his role, new Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association (GGWA) Chairman, Gordon Russell, is already working on plans for GIMBLETT GRAVELS future success. Read more »

Award-Winning Sparkling Wine Akarua Vintage Brut 2010

Press Release – Akarua Winery

Raise your glass and join us in a toast as we celebrate Central Otago winery Akarua winning a prestigious international trophy for its sparkling wine Akarua Vintage Brut 2010 – awarded the World Champion New Zealand Sparkling Wine Trophy at The Champagne … Read more »

Esk Valley Hawkes Bay Pinot Gris Leads the Way

Press Release – Esk Valley

Amongst some of the best Pinot Gris in the country, Hawkes Bays Esk Valley Pinot Gris 2014 has been awarded the number one spot in Dish Magazine, with the tasting panel led by Dish Drinks Editor Yvonne Lorkin. Read more »

Spotlight on sociability

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

Sociability or the way people catch up is in the spotlight for Lion, with the belief that this sits at the heart of the on-premise market. Read more »

ASA Also Finds Craig ‘Manipulative’

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has been officially caught out manipulating and misleading the voter with incorrect information, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

DB strives to treat customers like Kings

Press Release – Hospitality Association of New Zealand

In 2013 DB Breweries made 10 commitments to its hospitality customers. And today they fronted an industry audience on just how theyve gone about delivering on these. Read more »

Central Otago Wine Industry no longer a “One Trick Pony”

Press Release – Cellarwise

As we have come to expect, Central Otago wines dominated the medals for pinot noir at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show, taking out 10 of the 15 Gold Medals awarded. But what is more interesting about the results of this show is that Central … Read more »

Summerhouse Monarch Sauvignon Blanc stands the test of time

Press Release – Summerhouse

The 2012 Summerhouse Monarch Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc stands the test of time by winning a GOLD medal at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show. Read more »

VnC Cocktails founder Shane McKillen quits Veritas board

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) – Shane McKillen, founder of failed pre-mixed drinks company VnC Cocktails, has resigned from the board of Veritas Investments, the listed food and grocery investor, to focus on other business commitments. Read more »

Australian winery shows class at NZ International Wine Show

Press Release – Taylors Wines

Taylors Wines is celebrating after collecting 14 medals including seven Gold Medals at the New Zealand International Wine Show. In its tenth year, the New Zealand International Wine Show has built a reputation with trade and wine drinkers who await the results … Read more »

Rapaura Springs goes GOLD again. Premium sales soar.

Press Release – Rapaura Springs

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014 backs up the 2013 award with a GOLD medal at the 2014 New Zealand International Wine Show. This result comes after a fantastic year of awards and strong demand for the Reserve, our premium wine. Read more »

Two chardonnays, two golds, competition on for winemakers

Press Release – Clearview Winery

Two 2013 chardonnays from Clearview Estate Winery each took out a gold medal at this years New Zealand International Wine Show announced today (Monday 15 September) setting in place a friendly rivalry between the two winemakers responsible. Read more »

te Pa picks up case of awards

Press Release – Te Pa

Following a golden reception in the United Kingdom market, and a successful trip to the Asia region in August, te P Wines has scooped up a case of awards at the prestigious China Wine & Spirits Awards in Hong Kong. Read more »

Conservative’ policy-on-the-hoof has reached full gallop

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“The Conservative Party has a tax policy with no tax rate. Christine Rankin announced to a crowd of over 100 that she would pay for a $20,000 tax free threshold by raising $4 billion by taxing alcohol.” said ACT leader Jamie Whyte Read more »

Beer barons cry poor as sales slacken in three-way market

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – Financial results from the three brewers that control 90 percent of New Zealand’s beer market show continued erosion in demand and margins for mainstream beers, even as the retail value of sales rises. Read more »

Conservatives Secret Tax Agenda Revealed

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Conservatives Epsom candidate Christine Rankin today revealed a secret tax plan to radically increase excise tax on alcohol in order to fund their $20,000 income tax-free threshold while at the Epsom Candidates debate held Wednesday night at Kings … Read more »

VnC Cocktails, makers of Disick drink, in final death throes

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand shake and pour cocktails company VnC Cocktails has gone into liquidation after failed attempts to sell it. Read more »

Public health experts call for an inquiry on conflicts

Press Release – Joint Media Statement

A group of 33 senior population health researchers and practitioners have made public a letter they sent to the Prime Minister last week calling for an investigation into the apparent serious conflicts of interest on the Board of the Health Promotion Agency. Read more »

Voters Still Think MP’s Wrong on Drinking Age

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ says that the Vote Compass survey showing that two out of three New Zealanders think the drinking age should be raised is confirmation of earlier research which showed that the politicians got it wrong on the drinking age. A nationwide … Read more »

Auckland alcohol snapshot no surprise

Press Release – Otara Gambling and Alcohol Action Group

The Otara Gambling and Alcohol Action Group (OGAAG) is not surprised by results revealed in the Snapshot of alcohol-related harm in Auckland released today. Read more »

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