New owner to grow New Zealand wine brands

Press Release – Accolade Wines

A suite of award-winning New Zealand brands have today been acquired by leading Australian wine company, Accolade Wines, which plans to use its global reach to grow the brands. Read more »

Chch Mayor signals putting a Local Alcohol Policy on hold

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Mayor Lianne Dalziel has signalled the Council will be putting a Local Alcohol Policy on hold. At today’s Council meeting, Councillors decided not to accept a Hagley-Ferrymead Community Board request to urgently progress adoption of a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). Read more »

Web-based alcohol intervention programme has limited effect

Press Release – University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago shows that a web-based self-assessment and feedback programme for students who drink hazardously produced only a modest reduction in alcohol consumption. The intervention, a 10-minute interactive web programme, … Read more »

Squeeze Every Last Drop From Summer

Press Release – Mac’s Brewery

Despite the cold stint making us want to reach for our winter woolies, Isaacs determined to squeeze every last drop from summer with the introduction of its new, bespoke 1.25 PET bottle. Available in three great flavours, its so good youll … Read more »

Marlborough’s Versatility Shines

Press Release – Wine Malborough

Marlborough wines across eight varieties took out trophies at the weekends Easter Show Wine Awards. Read more »

Cheers to that – 40 years of NZ Sauvignon Blanc

Press Release – The Matua Winery

Its hard to separate New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc these days, but Matua was the first to put them together, planting the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc vines in 1969, producing their first bottle in 1974. This year marks the 40th anniversary … Read more »

Deutz sparkles after trophy win at Easter Show Wine Awards

Press Release – Pernod Ricard NZ

Deutz Marlborough Cuve is celebrating a Trophy win after Deutz Marlborough Cuve Blanc de Blancs 2009 was awarded the Champion Sparkling Wine Trophy at the Easter Show Wine Awards 2014 Dinner, held at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland on Saturday 22nd … Read more »

Steinlager And the All Blacks Sign New Deal

Press Release – Steinlager

Steinlager is proud to announce the renewal of its support of the All Blacks, which will take its sponsorship through both the 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups. Read more »

Change to the drinking culture on the horizon

Press Release – Alcohol Action NZ

Sir Geoffrey Palmer will open the 5th annual Alcohol Action NZ conference tomorrow. The conference is called Action on Alcohol: Change is Coming (see attached programme booklet). Sir Geoffreys speech (also attached) is titled Alcohol Policy in … Read more »

Alcohol Deliveries to Teenage Online Shoppers Raises Concern

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Liquor retailers must have processes in place to prevent online deliveries of alcohol to underage buyers, says New Zealand First. Spokesperson for Family Affairs Barbara Stewart was commenting on a television programme that showed large quantities of … Read more »

Christchurch City Council to consider alcohol bans

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council will consider extending the permanent alcohol ban area in Riccarton and Ilam. The Regulations and Consents Committee today recommended that the Council consider extending the permanent alcohol ban area to include the adjacent … Read more »

New police commander for Eastern Bay of Plenty

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Eastern Bay of Plenty has a new police commander with Inspector Kevin Taylor officially taking up the mantle from today. He succeeds Sandra Venables who took up the role of District Commander Eastern District in the Hawkes Bay earlier this year with a … Read more »

Mayor’s plea: don’t buckle on booze

Press Release – Hauraki District Council

Hauraki Mayor John Tregidga is asking other Mayors to hold their ground against big business trying to control access to alcohol in small communities. Read more »

Rockburn Wines in China’s Biggest Wine & Spirits Competition

Press Release – Rockburn Wines

Rockburn Wines has just been awarded an impressive four Double Gold CWSA Best Value medals at the China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2014. Double Gold Medals were handed out to Rockburns 2012 Pinot Noir, 2013 Pinot Gris, 2010 Chardonnay and … Read more »

New Zealanders forecasted to buy 15% of their wine online

Press Release – Rewined

Online-only wine retailer Rewined www.rewined.co.nz predicts that the New Zealand online wine market will account for 15% of total retail sales completed online by 2018. This is based on the rise in the industry sector in the past two years and … Read more »

Cloudy Bay vineyard leads oyster season globally

Press Release – Cloudy Bay

This year, two of New Zealands finest local luxuries Cloudy Bay Pelorus and freshly shucked oysters will be served together as a first of the season food and wine pairing. From 10 March, 19 of New Zealands top restaurants will be taking part in the launch … Read more »

New Zealand wine Trust funds valuable research

Press Release – Cresswell Jackson New Zealand Wine Trust

The Cresswell Jackson New Zealand Wine Trust has awarded its first research grant. Under the broad objective of enhancing the success of the New Zealand wine industry, the Trust awarded the grant to scientist Dr Wendy Parr of Lincoln University. The … Read more »

Hoplivion at Brewday

Press Release – Destination Wairarapa

They came from far and wide to drink IPAs, APAs and Pilsnersand left with great memories after Saturdays Greater Wellington Region BrewDay held in Martinborough. Read more »

Whangarei Controlled Purchase Operation

Press Release – New Zealand Police

For the first time since the new liquor laws were introduced, Whangrei Police have carried out an intoxication monitoring exercise. Read more »

Alcohol industry needs to get with the programme

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says local councils have been developing their Local Alcohol Policies (LAPs) under extreme pressure from groups with a vested interest in promoting alcohol who are now making good on their threats of legal action. Director Rebecca … Read more »

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