Winetopia – the Greatest Celebration of New Zealand Wine

Press Release – Lemongrass Productions

700 New Zealand wineries cant be wrong and this 20-21 May thousands of people will have the opportunity to dive in amongst some of our very best and search for their favourite drop. WINETOPIA presented by Singapore Airlines is an event where … Read more »

HBWG Welcomes New Executive Officer

Press Release – Hawkes Bay Winegrowers Inc.

HBWG Welcomes New Executive Officer Hawkes Bay Winegrowers is delighted to announce the appointment of Melisa Beight as its new Executive Officer, responsible for the ongoing marketing and brand development initiatives for the Hawkes Bay … Read more »

More hoppy goodness planned for Wellington’s crafty crowd

Press Release – Choice Bros Brewing

Award winning Choice Bros Brewing , renowned for their experimental, innovative and occasionally controversial craft beers, have relinquished their gypsy brewing heritage to set down some permanent roots in the craft beer capital of Wellington and theyre … Read more »

Alcohol available per person lowest in 18 years

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The total volume of pure alcohol available for consumption, expressed in terms of the number of standard drinks per person, fell 4.1 percent in 2015, to the lowest level in the last 18 years, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Alcohol Impairment Education Programme launched in Upper Hut

Press Release – New Zealand Police

A multi-agency programme aimed at preventing people driving while under the influence of alcohol was launched in Upper Hutt last Wednesday 17 February. Read more »

Heineken names New Zealand’s top bartender

Press Release – Heineken

New Zealands top bartenders went head to head on Sunday at the Heineken National Star Serve Finals to demonstrate how to pour the perfect glass of Heineken draught beer, but only one came out on top to take out the title of New Zealands top bartender. Read more »

Auckland Council’s Rules Killing Beer Festivals

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has criticised Auckland Council over the cancellation of this year’s New Zealand Beer Festival. Read more »

Mixed outlook for New Zealand agriculture in 2016

Press Release – Rabobank

New Zealands agricultural sector is looking at mixed prospects in 2016, with dairy facing another difficult year but most other sectors expected to perform well, according to a new industry report. Read more »

Wanted: Beer-Drinkers to Help Save the Entire World

Press Release – DB Export

DB Export asks for help to bring back environmentally-friendly DB Export Brewtroleum Beer-drinkers of New Zealand, in 2015 a true Kiwi invention was born when DB Export brought you DB Export Brewtroleum, a high grade biofuel made from the by-product … Read more »

Veuve Clicquot Rio Carnaval fashion ready to land

Press Release – Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot Rio Carnaval fashion ready to land at The Land Rover NZ Polo Open The Veuve Clicquot marquee at The Land Rover NZ Polo Open is synonymous with fabulous fashion and unique design. To celebrate the fifth year of their NZ Polo sponsorship, … Read more »

Brancott Estate and BlueChilli seek the next big idea

Press Release – Brancott Estate

Brancott Estate revolutionised the wine industry when they pioneered Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in 1975. Now they are looking for the next pioneer in the wine industry with the announcement of winexplorer, an innovation challenge designed to revolutionise … Read more »

New lowcost brewing system coming to market

Press Release – Malt Mechanics

A new lowcost professional grade beer brewing system is close to being available to the public with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign. This is the final step before larger scale manufacture. Read more »

Babich Unveils Most Exclusive Wine in Its History

Press Release – Babich Wines

100 magnums and 330 bottles of special edition 2013 Hawkes Bay Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon available for a limited time Read more »

New Zealand wine industry financial metrics remain sound

Press Release – Deloitte

The New Zealand wine industry continues to show sound financial metrics in 2015 on the back of profitability in all but the smallest wineries and stable or increased gross margins across the board, according to the tenth annual financial benchmarking … Read more »

New Zealand wine exports reach record $1.5 billion high

Press Release – New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand wine exports have reached a new record high of $1.54 billion for the 2015 year, up 14% on 2014 according to New Zealand Winegrowers. Read more »

Researchers appalled at alcohol report

Press Release – University of Auckland

An alcohol industry funded report that claims alcohol is not a cause of violence has been debunked by researchers in New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

Wellington Breweries Continue Domination of National Awards

Press Release – Society Of Beer Advocates

Two of Wellingtons most popular breweries have continued their meteoric rise by cleaning up the 2015 Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) Awards. Read more »

Expensive start to New Year’s for Waikato door surfers

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Ridiculous behaviour that meant the start of New Year celebrations was an expensive one is how Waikato Policeare describing the antics of two intoxicated men door surfing on SH1 this afternoon. Read more »

Funk Estate contract brewing company buys brewery

Press Release – Funk Estate Brewery

After operating as a contract brewing company for three and a half years, Funk Estate has purchased the equipment of the former Governor Brewery, located at 3/402 Great North Road. With a focus on spreading the reach of both bottle and keg sales around … Read more »

Know Your Limits and have no fear this New Year

Press Release – Hospitality New Zealand

Know Your Limits and have no fear this New Year Kiwis celebrating New Year with a social drink have nothing to fear from the lower drink-drive limit if they follow a simple rule of thumb. Hospitality New Zealands Know Your Limits campaign promotes … Read more »

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