Double Gold for Pā Road Rosé at China Wine & Spirits Awards

Press Release – te Pa Family Vineyards

te P Family Vineyards has cleaned up at the annual China Wine & Spirits Awards, with its 2017 P Road Ros winning a sought-after double gold medal. Read more »

Former Accolade Wines CEO appointed Director of Invivo Wines

Press Release – Invivo Wines New Zealand

Invivo has announced the appointment of Paul Schaafsma, former CEO of Accolade Wines, to its board as an independent director. Under Pauls leadership, the fifth largest wine company in the world exceeded AUD$1billion in revenue with a team of 1700 employees … Read more »

Rising women’s drinking highlights need for FASD Awareness

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says more New Zealand women are now drinking hazardously so we must address our wider drinking culture to support women to have alcohol-free pregnancies. Read more »

Evidence of Alcohol Industry Distortion of Science

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

New research from Professor Mark Petticrew of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, published today, provides evidence that alcohol companies, and the responsible drinking organisations that they fund, routinely deny and distort the evidence … Read more »

Lion’s Alcohol&Me education programme a big hit

Press Release – Food and Grocery Council

An online programme aimed at educating New Zealanders on safer alcohol consumption is proving to be a fantastic resource everyone should check out, says NZ Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Chief Executive Katherine Rich. Read more »

Canterbury Cabernet Franc Wins Bragato Champion Wine Award

Press Release – NZ Wine

A Cabernet Franc from Canterbury has come out on top at this years Bragato Wine Awards. Read more »

Light to Moderate Drinking Can Have Health Benefits

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A study of over 330,000 people aged 18 or over has shown that light to moderate drinkers can live longer than those who have never had alcohol. Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology the study also reconfirmed the cardiovascular … Read more »

New plastic policy shows leadership on waste issues

Press Release – Kiwi Bottle Drive

Clean beaches may be only a vote away following the welcome announcement of the Green Party to introduce a bottle deposit scheme – sometime known as a Container Deposit Scheme – to New Zealand, as part of the Partys plan to clean up beaches … Read more »

Global Wine Scholarship Open to NZ Sommeliers for First Time

Press Release – NZ Winegrowers

The New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship is open to New Zealand applicants for the first time, offering local sommeliers the opportunity to take part in a memorable wine experience with their international peers. Read more »

Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Water Bottlers Will Close If Labour Policy Implemented Why not charge for the litres consented, rather than the amount taken Charging water exporters a per litre levy will penalise a small, struggling New Zealand industry and lead to company closures … Read more »

NZ Beverage Council responds to Labour’s water policy

Press Release – NZ Beverage Council

New Zealands water bottlers are open to discussions about charging for commercial water use but these discussions must be based on fact. Read more »

Craft coming to the crossroads

Press Release – ANZ Bank

The New Zealand craft beer sector continued to expand in 2016 with almost 200 breweries competing for a modestly growing share of the beer market, according to the annual ANZ Craft Beer Industry Insights report. Since 2011 the number of small breweries … Read more »

Craft breweries sold beer faster than they could make it

Article – BusinessDesk

Small NZ craft breweries sold beer faster than they could make it in 2016, report finds Read more »

Duty-free products aren’t always cheaper, Consumer NZ finds

Press Release – Consumer NZ

A survey of 33 duty-free items finds only 10 are cheaper at duty-free stores than other retailers. Read more »

NZ Finally Increasing Best Weapon Against Drink Driving

Press Release – Automobile Association

Alcohol interlocks becoming a mandatory sentence is one of the most significant blows against drink driving in New Zealands history, says the Automobile Association. Read more »

Dry July – That’s a Wrap!

Press Release – Dry July

Dry July 2017 participants have completed their month-long charitable sobriety The Dry July Foundation can add $380,000 to the $2.8 million raised since its inception, thanks to the month-long sobriety and fund raising efforts of this years 4,100 … Read more »

Hysterical Beer Fans Judge Best IPA

Press Release – Epic Beer

Its happened again, Epic Brewing Company collects another trophy for its latest highly hopped India Pale Ale. This time at the 10th Annual West Coast IPA Challenge held at the Malthouse in Wellington on Friday 28th July, with its latest beer release … Read more »

Geographical areas can now be registered

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Wine and spirit producers are now able to register geographical indications, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean says. Read more »

Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews

Press Release – Kaiser Beer

Celebrating a Year of Beer And 100 Brews For Immediate Release Friday 21 July 2017 Kaiser Brothers Brewery is celebrating a year of beer and its first century! Read more »

Takapuna Locals Call for Review of Bar Opening Hours

Press Release – Takapuna Central Residents Group

21 July 2017 – Takapuna Central Residents Group members are devastated following a 19 July Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) decision which may see local bars and nightclubs applying for liquor licences with a 3am closing. Read more »

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