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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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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.


Villa Maria Estate names Abe Salt CEO 19 Feb 2018

New Zealand wine firm Villa Maria has appointed a CEO as its founder moves into an ambassadorial role.


Scotch Whisky Association applies for GI in New Zealand 29 Aug 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association has applied for Geographical Indication status in New Zealand. 


Coca-Cola Co rolls out Coca-Cola No Sugar to New Zealand 8 Jun 2017

The Coca-Cola Co has lined up the launch of a new sugar-free Coke in the New Zealand market. 


Jackson Estate completes top-end Pinot Noir winery in New Zealand 6 Jun 2017

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has opened a Pinot Noir production plant in Marlborough on the country's South Island.


Treasury Wine Estates to offload Dartmoor, Matheson vineyards in New Zealand 4 Apr 2017

Treasury Wine Estates is looking to divest two vineyards in New Zealand, marking its exit from the country's North Island.


Heineken's DB Breweries buys craft Tuatara Brewing Co 1 Feb 2017

Heineken's New Zealand unit DB Breweries has purchased the country's Tuatara Brewing Co. 


Yealands Wine Group names new CEO  23 Jan 2017

New Zealand wine company Yealands has appointed Adrian Garforth MW to the role of CEO.