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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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NZ upbeat on wine sales in EU ahead of trade deal 2 Nov 2015

New Zealand’s wine industry could benefit from a new Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, with preparatory talks now under way.

NPD - Graham Norton’s Sauvignon Blanc 2015 18 Aug 2015

A New Zealand winery has again teamed up with Graham Norton to launch the talk show host's second branded vintage.

US becomes NZ's most valuable wine market 17 Aug 2015

The US has leapfrogged Australia to become New Zealand's biggest export market by value, new figures have shown.

Yealands invests NZD100,000 on digital campaign 8 Jul 2015

New Zealand winery Yealands has spent a year putting together a live feed from its vineyards, in a NZD100,000 (US$67,000) digital campaign.

Yealands Wine Group plumps for majority stake sale 2 Jul 2015

Yealands Wine Group has stepped back from launching an IPO, preferring instead to sell an 80% stake to electricity network owner and operator Marlborough Lines.

New Zealand wine harvest down by a quarter 8 Jun 2015

The trade association for New Zealand's wine producers has warned of a shortage from this year's harvest.

Casella appoints NZ importer for Peter Lehmann 30 Apr 2015

Casella Family Brands has appointed an exclusive importer for Peter Lehmann Wines in New Zealand.

Yealands Wine Group considers IPO in funds hunt 9 Dec 2014

Yealands Wine Group has launched a review that could see the New Zealand wine company launch an IPO to secure funds for growth.

New Zealand cuts drink-drive limit 2 Dec 2014

New laws on drink-driving have come into force in New Zealand.

Asahi to get US$175m in legal settlement 18 Nov 2014

Asahi Group is to receive NZD220m (US$175m) in compensation after settling a legal dispute with the former owners of its New Zealand unit, Independent Liquor (IL).