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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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CCA unveils US$36m New Zealand juice plant 30 Sep 2016

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has doubled its juice manufacturing capacity in New Zealand with the opening of a new NZD50m (US$36.4m) plant.

Pernod Ricard gives Brancott Estate global revamp 14 Sep 2016

Pernod Ricard has unveiled a global packaging update for its New Zealand wine brand, Brancott Estate.

NZ wine exports hit double-figure rise in 2015 23 Aug 2016

New Zealand’s wine industry grew its exports last year by 10%, according to recent figures, with a similar increase forecast for 2017.

Family of Twelve appoints new chair 11 Aug 2016

New Zealand wine group Family of Twelve has appointed Judy Finn to the role of chairperson. 

Yealands Family Wines adds 26% to home vineyard 22 Jul 2016

Yealands Family Wines has added a further 266 hectares to what is already New Zealand’s largest vineyard.

Marlborough Wine Estates Group secures listing 4 Jul 2016

Marlborough Wine Estates Group has joined the likes of Delegat’s and Foley Family Wines in securing a listing on the New Zealand stock exchange.

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.