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Interview - Te Pa Family Vineyards owner 29 Jul 2014

The owner of Te Pa Family Vineyards, Haysley MacDonald, and his head wine maker, Liam McElhinney, have been making waves in New Zealand with their fresh approach to wine making. This month, just-drinks met them during a trip to London to hear how their agricultural backgrounds have shaped the business and why consolidation in Marlborough will only go so far.


just the Facts - New Zealand's Wine Harvest 2012 18 Jun 2012

Late last week, New Zealand Winegrowers released details of this year's wine harvest in the country. Here's a closer look at some of the numbers.


Comment - Pernod Ricard calls time on Lindauer 18 Oct 2010

Pernod Ricard has been shunting Lindauer towards the exit door for some time, so a move to Lion Nathan and Indevin should not be surprising.


Industry endorses NZ alcohol law reforms 26 Aug 2010

A raft of measures aimed at combating alcohol abuse was unveiled by the New Zealand government on Monday (23 August). While industry representatives have broadly welcomed the reforms, Ben Cooper writes, public health campaigners have criticised the Government for not going far enough.


Focus - New Zealand strives to drain wine surplus 17 Jun 2010

Bumper harvests have yielded a nervy two years for New Zealand's wine industry, but the head of the country's wine trade body believes that producers could turn the corner over the next 12 months.

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Thomson Whisky's Manuka Smoke Whisky 26 Aug 2014

Thomson Whisky has started production of Manuka Smoke Whisky, which the company believes will be the world’s first Manuka smoked whisky.


New Zealand boosts wine exports despite Asia fall 21 Aug 2014

New Zealand has boosted its wine exports in the 12 months to the end of June, as strong demand in the US and Western Europe outpaced declines in Asia, new figures have shown.


Foley Family Wines buys Lighthouse gin 12 Jun 2014

Foley Family Wines (FFW) has acquired New Zealand gin brand Lighthouse from Greytown Fine Distillates (GFD) for an undisclosed sum.


NZ grape harvest up 29% in 2014 10 Jun 2014

New Zealand’s wine grape harvest has risen 29% on last year as all regions saw “very favourable” growing conditions, the industry's trade body has said.


Little Beauty partners with NZ equestrian team 12 May 2014

New Zealand wine maker Little Beauty is to sponsor the country's equestrian team through to the 2016 Olympics.


New Zealand wine exports hit record high - figures 30 Apr 2014

Export sales of New Zealand wine have risen by 9% in the last 12 months, according to latest figures.


Accolade Wines closes Mud House Wine Group buy 1 Apr 2014

Accolade Wines has completed its purchase of a range of New Zealand wine brands from Mud House Wine Group.


Tito's Handmade Vodka gets New Zealand launch 3 Mar 2014

Tito's Handmade Vodka is to roll out its namesake craft spirit in New Zealand after the company signed a distribution deal with Eurovintage.


Villa Maria makes further Hawkes Bay vineyard buy 6 Feb 2014

Villa Maria has increased its presence in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand with the purchase of another property in the area.


Pernod Ricard launches Jacob's Creek Blend Bar 4 Feb 2014

Pernod Ricard is giving consumers the chance to blend their own Jacob's Creek wine at a pop-up site in New Zealand.