Mahana Estates’ new releases epitomise a fresh approach

Press Release – Mahana Estates

Mahana Estates’ new releases epitomise a fresh approach in winemaking

Moutere-based winery Mahana Estates has launched a collection of new releases that are the result of innovative approaches in the winery and, in some cases, faith and inspiration, according to Mahana winemaker Michael Glover. Read more »

Hoppiness brings happiness to the 2017 Awards judging panel

Press Release – New World Beer and Cider Awards

On the 9th and 10th February brewers, sensory analysts and hop experts will come together with one goal in mind, find the best brews from over 520 hopeful entries. They will swirl, sniff, sip and debate over 2,500 glasses of beer and cider … Read more »

Yealands Wins Most Innovative Tourism Experience

Press Release – Yealands Wine Group

Drinks International announced the results of its annual awards on 6th February, and Yealands Family Wines took out the top prize in the Most Innovative Tourism Experience category for their White Road App and self-guided vineyard tour. Read more »

Wine Flight back for second vintage

Press Release – Air New Zealand

Premium New Zealand wines, paired with stunning views of the regions where they are produced, were on the inflight menu for leading international media and wine experts today. Read more »

Plans to consolidate portfolio with Federal Merchants & Co

Press Release – William Grant and Sons

William Grant & Sons today announced plans to consolidate the majority of its portfolio of spirits in New Zealand with leading independent beverage distributor Federal Merchants & Co . Read more »

Support for ‘Go Low’ New Zealand campaign builds

Press Release – Go Low Action Group

National hospitality, health and business organisations have added their support to a national campaign aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to go low and reduce alcohol-related harm. Business New Zealand, Epilepsy New Zealand, DB Breweries, the … Read more »

Dare to Pink this Summer and #sipnzrose

Press Release – Sip NZ Wine

Wine & lifestyle company Sip NZ is collaborating with New Zealand wine producers again this February to create another successful Dare to Pink #sipnzrose campaign. Read more »

Champion brewery Tuatara crafts deal with DB

Press Release – Tuatara Brewery

Paraparaumu, 31 January 2017 The award-winning Tuatara Brewing Company has today been sold to DB Breweries. Read more »

Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?

Press Release – Massey University

Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey Universitys College of Health shows this might not be the case. Read more »

Pinot Noir descends on our nation’s capital

Press Release – Pinot Noir New Zealand

The vinous international spotlight will be on New Zealands capital this week with the Pinot Noir NZ 2017 celebration, described as the best Pinot Noir event on the planet. Read more »

Excise regulations better for alcohol producers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says new regulations that take effect on 1 February 2017 will streamline the collection of excise and reduce costs for businesses. Alcohol manufacturers have told us the current remissions process creates unnecessary administration … Read more »

Attitude Cops Target Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Attitude Cops Target Alcohol Advertising And Sponsorship New Zealand First says the government must make it crystal clear that there will be no ban on alcohol advertising or sponsorship. The attitude cops are back and theyre pushing a neo-puritanical … Read more »

Science Deadline: Alcohol ads, record year for climate

Column – Science Media Centre

TV sport prime time for booze New research adds to a call to ban alcohol marketing and sponsorship from sports. Read more »

Study Ignores Reality

Press Release – Spirits New Zealand

A just released study on alcohol advertising at sporting occasions has ignored what is really happening to drinking in New Zealand. Read more »

Researchers call for ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport

Press Release – University of Otago

Watching televised sport means watching advertisements for alcohol, say researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW). Read more »

Go Low This Summer

Press Release – Go Low Action Group

12 January, 2017 Go Low This Summer Thin, watery and tasteless thats what low-alcohol beer used to be. Read more »

Jack Sock Presents signed Jeroboam to Local Tennis Club

Press Release – Moet and Chandon

Tennis Sensation Jack Sock Presents signed Gold Leaf Mot & Chandon Jeroboam to Local Tennis Club Read more »

Pernod Ricard’s Millstream unit doubles full-year profit

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) – Pernod Ricards New Zealand unit Friday reported an annual profit that more than doubled but warned it was still assessing the financial impact of the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake that rattled the country in November. Read more »

Alcohol is no ordinary commodity – It’s official!

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

The Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, has triumphed in a landmark case in the Court of Appeal, which means supermarkets can only display alcohol in separate designated areas, away from checkouts and entrances. Read more »

1 in 8 Emergency Department presentations related to alcohol

Press Release – Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

The latest snapshot survey of alcohol-related presentations to emergency departments (EDs) in Australia and New Zealand has shown once again that alcohol continues to impact on staff, patients and health systems in both countries. Read more »

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