An excerpt from award-winning bartender turned author Dan Miles’ debut novel, Filthy Still: a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails
Award-winning bartender turned author Dan Miles on how his debut novel, Filthy Still, became a bestseller by word of mouth.
A brewery run by just one person scooped the award for “New Zealand’s Champion Brewery” at the Brewers’ Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards last week.
New Zealand Winegrowers has hailed a record NZ$1.33 billion (£672m) export performance last year as it predicted a rise to $2bn by the end of this decade.
The NZ government has been criticised for spending NZ$7200 of public money treating oil executives to a wine tasting in 2011.
New Zealand wine producer Villa Maria has launched what it claims is “the first comprehensive regional vineyard app”, allowing users to take a virtual tour of its sites.
The New Zealand wine industry is ploughing £8.5m into increasing its “skinny” wine output due to increasing consumer demand for lower alcohol wines.
New Zealand is now the number two country of origin for wine sold over £7 in the UK, new figures have shown.
Biodynamic wine, copas of Sherry, seashell cocktails and a Bourbon barrel-aged gin were just some of the topics up for discussion among the drinks trade this week.
Winemaker Wolf Blass is fighting to close a tax loophole allowing New Zealand competitors to claim millions in wine tax rebates from Australia.
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