Liquor licensing laws and alcohol purchasing rates

Press Release – Roy Morgan Research

74% of New Zealand adults drink alcohol in an average four week period, down from 77% in 2009 but still slightly above the Australian rate of 70%, data from Roy Morgan Research shows. Read more »

Federal Merchants’ Portfolio Continues to Expand

Press Release – Federal Merchants and Co

Leading New Zealand independent drinks distributor, Federal Merchants & Co will acquire Epicurean Wine Brokers, a long established fine wine distributor based in Auckland. Read more »

Charges laid in relation to crash west of Rangiora

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have laid charges following a crash between a car and an ambulance near the intersection of Oxford Road and Merton Road on 3 October 2014. The 17 year old female driver and sole occupant of the Toyota car will appear in Christchurch … Read more »

Escarpment Vineyard Vintage Camp 2015

Press Release – Escarpment Vineyard

Entries to the Escarpment Vineyard premier Vintage Camp are now open for the 2015 year. This competition is open to aspiring hospitality sector professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of wine and how its made. Read more »

Bridge Pa Triangle Wines Scoop the Pool

Press Release – Bridge Pa Triangle

Results from the recent A&P Society Hawkes Bay Wine Show have been an outstanding vindication of the efforts of the Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District to get the sub-region on the map for consumers. Over a third of all trophies awarded went to wines … Read more »

Liquor licence shutdown

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

All applications for alcohol licences for events in December and January must be lodged by 21 November at the latest to be processed in time for the holiday period. Read more »

New alcohol moderation campaign launched

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New alcohol moderation campaign launched Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the Health Promotion Agencys latest alcohol moderation campaign which launches tonight with a television campaign promoting water as a tool to pace your drinking. … Read more »

Educating children not the best solution to alcohol harm

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says we need to look beyond educating children and young people to address deeply embedded attitudes and behaviours concerning alcohol. Read more »

TPP a potential threat to continued alcohol reform

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch is among a group of professional health agencies and individuals calling on Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser to arrange a comprehensive health impact assessment of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. New Zealand is a signatory … Read more »

Emerson’s Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship: Applications open

Press Release – Emerson’s

Tertiary students undertaking a project within the brewing industry are invited to apply for the inaugural Emersons Brewery JP Dufour Scholarship . Read more »

Sweet Win for Esk Valley at Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards

Press Release – Esk Valley

Esk Valley Estate was awarded the Trophy, sponsored by Hurford Parker Insurance Brokers, for the Champion Sweet Wine at the Hawkes Bay A&P Wine Awards. These awards are the oldest, regional wine competition in the country and celebrate Hawkes Bay … Read more »

The Pacific Beer Expo responds to Karl du Fresne

Press Release – Pacific Beer Expo

In a blog post today on the Manawatu Standards website, former wine writer Karl du Fresne writes the earnest, bearded cultists who gather at craft beer festivals strike me as only slightly less tragic than men who spend their weekends playing … Read more »

Pacific Beer Expo Details Revealed

Press Release – Pacific Beer Expo

With just days left until the 4th Pacific Beer Expo, organisers Hashigo Zake and Beer Without Borders can announce more details about exactly what will be on offer. Read more »

Triple Trophies as Villa Maria Shine at Hawkes Bay A&P

Press Release – Villa Maria Estate

After securing an impressive six golds at this years Hawkes Bay A&P wine awards, Villa Maria continues its run of success by collecting three trophies and Wine of Show at the countrys largest regional wine competition, held last night at the … Read more »

Emerson’s Brewery On The Move

Press Release – Emerson’s

Dunedin, New Zealand Emersons, with support from Lion, has today purchased a new site in Anzac Ave, Dunedin where they plan to build a brand new spiritual home for this iconic New Zealand craft brewery. Read more »

LK open their newest store at Stonefields, Auckland

Press Release – Liquor King

Innovative liquor retailer LK is not letting the grass grow under its feet or perhaps it is, in taking its newest store to Stonefields, the new village suburb that rose from the ashes of Aucklands former Mt Wellington quarry. Read more »

New Zealand organic wines gain easier access to Europe

Article – BusinessDesk

New Zealand’s organic wine exports have been given a boost with the European Commission agreeing to recognise the local industry’s production methods as equivalent to its own. Read more »

How to pick the perfect seafood and wine match in NZ

Press Release – Cloudy Bay

Cloudy Bay is celebrating one of the worlds most quintessential culinary pairings by launching the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc & Seafood Trail. This October, 20 of New Zealands top restaurants in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown … Read more »

Riesling leads NZ charge at major global competition

Press Release – NZ Winegrowers

A Central Otago Riesling has scooped two top awards at the prestigious UK-based International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), while a Pinot Noir hailing from Wairarapa secured the competitions coveted Pinot Noir Trophy. Read more »

Wellington Bar Reaches Significant Milestone

Press Release – Hashigo Zake

Wellington bar Hashigo Zake announces that it will officially celebrate five years of trading during the week of October 20-26 this year. Read more »

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