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Thursday 28 August 2014

New Zealand

Excerpt from Filthy Still by Dan Miles

An excerpt from award-winning bartender turned author Dan Miles’ debut novel, Filthy Still: a tale of travel, sex and perfectly made cocktails

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

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.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

One-man brewery named NZ’s best

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.

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 No Comments »

NZ toasts wine export boom

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.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 No Comments »

NZ gov slammed for wine tasting

The NZ government has been criticised for spending NZ$7200 of public money treating oil executives to a wine tasting in 2011.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Villa Maria offers vineyard tours by app

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.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014 No Comments »

NZ growers in £8.5m “skinny” wine push

The New Zealand wine industry is ploughing £8.5m into increasing its “skinny” wine output due to increasing consumer demand for lower alcohol wines.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 No Comments »

UK buying more top end New Zealand wine

New Zealand is now the number two country of origin for wine sold over £7 in the UK, new figures have shown.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

The week in pictures

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.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Wolf Blass fights to close NZ tax loophole

Winemaker Wolf Blass is fighting to close a tax loophole allowing New Zealand competitors to claim millions in wine tax rebates from Australia.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 3 Comments »

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