$15 Sauvignon Blanc Wins Trophy at Wine Oscars

Press Release – Yealands

A Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has claimed a gold medal and prestigious trophy at the 2014 Decanter World Wine Awards held in London last night. Read more »

Judge Rock Pinot Noir 2012 – Decanter Gold Medal

Press Release – Judge Rock

Judge Rocks Pinot Noir has yet again collected a gold medal in the worlds largest wine competition. First planted in 1998, this boutique family Alexandra vineyard has 13,000 Pinot Noir vines and 2000 St Laurent vines. In 2009 Judge Rock produced … Read more »

Plan ahead for special alcohol licences

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Quiz night and sporting event organisers are among the many being reminded to apply for special alcohol licences in plenty of time. Read more »

Pre-loading alcohol and associated harm in Palmerston North

Press Release – Palmerston North Safety Advisory Board

A ground breaking study of pre-loading of alcohol and its associated harm is helping to influence intervention programmes in Palmerston North, however it raises wider societal questions about our use of alcohol as a community. Read more »

Lawson’s Dry Hills Awarded Decanter International Trophy

Press Release – Lawson’s Dry Hills

Lawsons Dry Hills has been awarded two international trophies in two years at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Read more »

Spy Valley’s Envoy scoops Decanter Regional Trophy

Press Release – Spy Valley Wines

New Zealand winery Spy Valley Wines is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Regional Trophy at the 2014 UK Decanter World Wine Awards, for their 2012 Envoy Sauvignon Blanc. Read more »

Greystone Brothers Pinot Noir 2012 wins Decanter Trophy

Press Release – Greystone Wines

Greystone Wines has won the 2014 International Pinot Noir trophy awarded by Decanter magazine, for their Brothers Reserve Waipara Pinot Noir 2012. Decanter magazine is the most influential wine magazine in the world and Greystone faced tough competition … Read more »

Foley Family Wines plans to move to NZX main board

Article – BusinessDesk

June 25 (BusinessDesk) – Foley Family Wines, which is majority owned by American businessman and vineyard owner Bill Foley, plans to step up to the main board of the New Zealand stock exchange following its takeover of Martinborough Vineyards … Read more »

Father and son join the picket line in Mangere

Press Release – Mana Party

Mana Movement leader Hone Harawira and Mana supporters will be standing alongside the Mangere community this Saturday as it protests the decision of the Auckland District Licensing Committee to grant yet another licence to sell cheap booze in the area. … Read more »

FFW’s Martinborough takeover bid crosses 90% threshold

Article – BusinessDesk

June 19 (BusinessDesk) – Foley Family Wines, which is majority owned by American businessman and vineyard owner Bill Foley, has met the last of its conditions for its takeover bid for Martinborough Vineyard Estates, crossing the 90 percent threshold … Read more »

Rush for alcohol licenses before policy change

Press Release – Waipiro Harm Action Group

While Auckland is on the cusp of changes to the way alcohol is sold and supplied in the region, it seems liquor store owners are rushing to get their applications processed before the change which may see restrictions on things such as close proximity … Read more »

Community alcohol survey results support restrictions

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

The survey results released today by Aucklands Regional Public Health Service demonstrate strong public support for meaningful restrictions on the number of alcohol outlets and trading hours, and for limiting alcohol outlets around schools and other … Read more »

Turner expresses concern over local liquor licence

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National Candidate for Mangere and member of the District Licensing Committee Misa Fia Turner has expressed concern and disappointment in the decision of the Auckland District Licensing Committee to allow a liquor store to open directly opposite Southern … Read more »

Survey shows Aucklanders support tighter alcohol policies

Press Release – Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Aucklanders have had their say on the sale and supply of alcohol in their region and they strongly support more restrictions. Read more »

Wellington’s top chefs take on Cloudy Bay challenge

Press Release – Cloudy Bay

Throughout July, Cloudy Bay will be working with three top chefs in Wellington for the fourth international Cloudy Bay Pinot & Duck Tasting Trail, adding a culinary twist to the perfect food and wine match. Local restaurants Arbitrageur, St Johns … Read more »

DB Export partners with Queenstown Winter Festival

Press Release – DB Breweries

This winter, the DB Export crew wants nothing – not plummeting mercury, howling wind, or drifting snow to come between you and a great time. And to prove the point they have partnered with the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival to launch a unique … Read more »

Have your say on the sale of alcohol

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are invited to have their say on when, where and how alcohol is sold. Read more »

Craft Beer Capital welcomes Beervana

Press Release – Wellington City Council

In 2013 9,500 people attended Beervana, with 35% of those people coming from outside of Wellington and organisers are expecting more than 11,000 this year. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who had a coffee-infused craft beer ale named after her in 2012, says … Read more »

Licensing committee wrong on new outlet by school

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Auckland District Licensing Committee got it wrong when it ignored the voices of the local community objecting to a new liquor outlet opposite a Mngere school, Labours MP for Mngere Sua William Sio says. Read more »

Does binge drinking effect rugby performance?

Press Release – Massey University

A Massey University study has found a big night on the booze has little effect on the anaerobic performance of rugby players the following day. Read more »

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