Low drink-drive numbers a promising start

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police say the small number of motorists caught drink-driving during a combined operation in Wellington and Counties-Manukau on Friday is a positive sign as Kiwis head into the summer holiday period. Read more »

Uber and Cheers partner to reduce drink-driving over Summer

Press Release – Cheers

Strictly embargoed until 00:01 10 December 2015: Uber and Cheers are encouraging partygoers to take a responsible drinking pledge this summer. With 70 needless deaths and 422 serious injuries resulting from crashes where the driver was over the alcohol … Read more »

Bill on low-alcohol beer in supermarkets welcomed

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

A bill that will allow zero-alcohol and very low alcohol beers to be sold alongside full-strength beer in supermarkets is welcomed by the grocery sector, says the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. Read more »

Aussies frothing for Moa

Press Release – Moa Brewing

Moa Brewing Co. has doubled the volume of its beer heading into Australia, sending 24 containers (or 622,000 bottles) between April and October this year. This compares to 11 containers for the same period in 2014, a 107 per cent increase in export growth. Read more »

Low-alcohol wine & beer changes a win-win

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Supermarkets will be able to sell low and non-alcohol beer alongside regular beer under a new Bill introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Amy Adams. Read more »

Boutique Marlborough Winery Produces Best White Wine Buy

Press Release – Starborough Wines

A family owned boutique winerys 2015 Sauvignon Blanc has been deemed the best white wine buy of the year by renowned wine writer Michael Cooper. Read more »

Delegat forecasts record operating profit, case sales in ’16

Article – Businesswire

Delegat forecasts record operating profit, case sales in 2016 on growth in North America, Asia Read more »

Drinking in the Christmas spirit

Press Release – Sacred Hill

Drinking in the Christmas spirit When Sacred Hill Managing Director David Mason thinks about what he is most looking forward to this Christmas its not the presents, the menu or even the wines he will match with Christmas dinner. Its … Read more »

Tutū Cider from Ancestral Lands in Nelson

Press Release – Kono Beverages

The top of the Souths leading indigenous food and beverage producer, Kono NZ, are proud to release their very first cider, Tut Cider. This delicious single varietal cider is crafted using the companys very own Fuji apples that are sun ripened … Read more »

Air New Zealand Wine Awards Champion Open Red Wine

Press Release – Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Spy Valley Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013 has won the Champion Open Red Wine Trophy at the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Read more »

No socks this Xmas thanks to Regionals’ new website!

Press Release – Regionals

The Perfect Gift Picker, on Regionals new website, will help customers pick a perfect pressie to please even the most difficult to buy for. Read more »

Moa confirms smaller first-half loss as margins improve

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Moa Group confirmed a smaller first-half loss as increased sales volumes helped widen its gross margin, and as the unprofitable craft beer brewer slashed its spending on sales and marketing. Read more »

Sundaze goes Deco this summer

Press Release – Sacred Hill

Sundaze goes Deco this summer Sacred Hills Sundaze events return this summer with a Deco themed finale as part of Napiers Art Deco weekend. Sacred Hill Vineyards and classic country pub The Puketapu are teaming up once again to provide a third … Read more »

Largest ever study of alcohol harm in EDs reveals huge toll

Press Release – ACEM

Research conducted by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) has found that, at peak times, one in eight presentations to emergency departments (EDs) is alcohol related. Read more »

Moa launches MoaMule: Beer on demand with UrbanSherpa

Press Release – Moa Brewing

Have you ever wished that your favourite brewery delivered? Now they do with MoaMule, the new service from Moa and UrbanSherpa. Read more »

Festive Flavour Launched for a Hoppy Christmas

Press Release – Goode PR

Auckland bar Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen is cracking into Christmas with the launch of a special edition Franklin Road Christmas Ale. Read more »

A brand new brew for a new kind of Zoo

Press Release – Wellington Zoo

17 November 2015 A brand new brew for a new kind of Zoo A trio of local Wellington businesses have joined forces to create a limited edition beer in support of Wellington Zoo. Wellington craft beer brewer Garage Project, Wellington Zoo and Trade Me will … Read more »

New Zealand Syrah quality continues to forge ahead

Press Release – Bayleys

The 10th Annual New Zealand Syrah Workshop, held at the Bayview Chateau Tongariro from the 4 to 6 November, with Gary Mills, Winemaker and Owner, Jamsheed Wines, Victoria, Australia as the International Guest Speaker. He was joined by Graeme Bott, Domaine … Read more »

Rotorua local alcohol policy a step closer

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

Rotorua local alcohol policy a step closer Adoption of local guidelines for the sale and supply of alcohol in Rotorua is another step closer after councillors approved amendments to its Provisional Local Alcohol Policy at a council meeting this week … Read more »

Liquor company fined for spamming

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs anti-spam unit has won court backing to enforce a $10,000 fine against a company for spamming sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages. In December 2013 the Department issued Topshelf Liquor Online … Read more »

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