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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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New Zealand grape harvest jumps 34% 20 Jun 2016

New Zealand's wine grape harvest has rebounded from last year's slump, up 34%, according to the country's wine trade body.


Saint Clair snaps up Marlborough's Lake Chalice 31 May 2016

New Zealand wine company Saint Clair Family Estate has acquired Lake Chalice in the Marlborough area of the country.


Kirin's Lion buys New Zealand craft brewer Panhead 27 May 2016

Kirin's Lion New Zealand unit has agreed to acquire craft brewer Panhead Custom Ales.


Yealands launches wine tour app 11 Apr 2016

New Zealand's Yealands Wine Group has rolled out an app that allows consumers to take a self-guided tour of its vineyards. 


C&C Group adds ten years to NZ deal with CCA 22 Mar 2016

C&C Group has extended its two-year-old distribution deal with Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand for its Magners and Tennent's brands.


Marlborough's future in the hills - Peter Yealands 16 Mar 2016

New Zealand winemaker Peter Yealands has warned that Marlborough could run out of vineyard space in the next few years, kickstarting a move into the region's hard hillside terrain.


US propels New Zealand wine exports to new high 28 Jan 2016

A big jump in US sales pushed New Zealand wine exports to a record high last year, new figures have shown.


Constellation Brands to expand NZ winery 14 Jan 2016

Constellation Brands has confirmed plans to expand one of its wineries in New Zealand in order to meet increasing demand for Sauvignon Blanc.


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.