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Why Marlborough is looking to up its New World wine game - Comment 7 Jun 2017

This month, wine commentator Chris Losh heads to Marlborough in New Zealand, to see how some folk in the wine region are trying to make its wine less 'meh' and more ... more.

just the Answer: Te Pa Family Vineyards owner, Haysley MacDonald 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.

Focus - Industry endorses New Zealand 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.

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Stolen Spirits unveils canned offering to 40% abv Stolen X flavoured whiskey portfolio 10 Oct 2019

Stolen Spirits is set to add a canned version to its flavoured whiskey line-up in the US.

New Zealand wine exports climb 6% in value - figures 27 Aug 2019

New Zealand's wine export growth accelerated in the past year, the country's trade group for wine has said.

New Zealand Beverage Council hits out at supermarket’s under-16s energy drinks ban 31 Jul 2019

New Zealand Beverage Council blasts supermarket’s under-16s energy drinks ban

New Zealand's Yealands Estate Wines charged over adding sugar to EU wines 11 Dec 2018

Yealands Estate Wines has been fined over several breaches of the New Zealand Wine Act, including adding sugar to wine intended for export to the European Union.

Coca-Cola Amatil refutes 'Kia ora, mate' language gaffe 19 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil has responded to social media backlash over a language gaffe on vending machines in New Zealand.

Coca-Cola Amatil makes language gaffe in New Zealand - report 18 Oct 2018

Coca-Cola Amatil's New Zealand unit has experienced a social media backlash after a vending machine campaign backfired.

Pernod Ricard's Brancott Estate to sponsor NZ sailing team - video 28 Aug 2018

Pernod Ricard's New Zealand wine brand, Brancott Estate, has teamed up with the country's America's Cup sailing team for a worldwide sponsorship deal.

Davies Foods sells off New Zealand drinks presence to DKSH 11 Jul 2018

Davies Foods has offloaded its full drinks portfolio to global "market expansion services provider" DKSH.

Foley Family Wines buys NZ wine company, sells unit stake to Kirin Holdings 5 Jun 2018

The New Zealand division of US-based Foley Family Wines has sold a stake to Kirin Holding's Lion unit to part-fund its purchase of Otago's Mt Difficulty Wines.

New Zealand makes lower-abv wine breakthrough 1 Jun 2018

A New Zealand initiative to produce lower-alcohol wines "naturally" has borne its first fruit, with two 9.5% iterations launching in the UK this week.