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A strong start to the awards season for Villa Maria

Press Release – Villa Maria Estate

Living up to the reputation as New Zealands most awarded winery, Villa Maria is off to an impressive start in the 2019 awards season with a total of 17 gold medals from both the New Zealand International Wine Show and Hawkes Bay Wine Awards. Read more »

Heavenly Results for Devilish Wines

Press Release – Rockburn Wines

Both wines from Rockburns cheeky Devils Staircase range were recognised at the New Zealand International Wine Show last week, with the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Gris and 2018 Central Otago Pinot Noir receiving gold medals. Read more »

Auckland Transport says no to alcohol advertising

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

From 1 October, all Auckland Transport infrastructure, facilities and public transport services will be free from alcohol advertising. Read more »

Wine Gummy Bears Raise Concern For Children

Press Release – Family First

Family First NZ is concerned about reports that a Marlborough candy company is marketing wine gummy bears, and is warning that alcohol edibles will be attractive to children, and could normalise the taste and consumption of alcohol to underage children. Read more »

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Press Release – Massey University

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously. Read more »

No relationship between alcohol advertising and consumption

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

There is no relationship between alcohol advertising spend and consumption in New Zealand, according to a new study by the Foundation for Advertising Research. Read more »

Bringing the ‘water of life’ to a small West Coast town

Press Release – Reefton Distilling Co

Media Release for immediate release Bringing the water of life to a small West Coast town Reefton Distilling Co. gear up to open their new distillery in the heart of historic Reefton With a successful capital raise completed in March … Read more »

My Beer Case launch equity crowdfunding campaign

Press Release – PledgeMe

My Beer Case launch equity crowdfunding campaign Auckland-based on-demand alcohol delivery service, My Beer Case, have launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMe. They are aiming to raise a minimum of $120,000 and a maximum of $250,000 … Read more »

Auckland set to get A Taste of South Australia

Press Release – Boyd PR

South Australias artisan producers, local gin, wine and craft brewers will be on show at a new Pop-Up at Mr Toms on Aucklands Ponsonby Road from 7 9 September. Read more »

Massey study reveals wide range of Kiwi gin experiences

Press Release – Juno Gin

What do Kiwis taste and smell when they consume gin? Everything from citrus to earthy and juniper to my mother according to a Massey University study to develop a consumer lexicon for the booming craft gin scene in New Zealand. Read more »

0.0 alcohol beer option response to market demand

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

The growing number of alcohol-free options in beer, wine and spirits is broadening the opportunities for Kiwis to make more moderate choices with their drinking, says NZ Alcohol Beverages Council Executive Director Nick Leggett. Read more »

Lancet study needs to be put in context, says NZABC

Press Release – Alcohol Beverages Council

The latest Lancet study releasing apparently sobering reading for the 80% of Kiwis who enjoy a drink needs to be considered in context, says the New Zealand Alcohol Beverages Council. Read more »

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