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Tuesday 21 April 2015

New Zealand

Boutique New Zealand winery’s grand plans for future

The Glover family in Marlborough are firmly making their mark as a small but mighty producer with an award-winning array of aromatics and Pinot Noir.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ Cellar ‘humbled’ by funding response

A New Zealand online wine specialist hoping to open its own retail space has become the drinks industry’s latest crowdfunding success story, breaking through its £35,000 target within five days.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ shop gets physical via crowdfunding

Online outlet The New Zealand Cellar has turned to crowdfunding in a bid to raise £35,000 within just two weeks to enable the launch of its first shop.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 No Comments »

Villa Maria: staying on the radar

Villa Maria’s first ever chief operating officer talks to the drinks business about a new brand for the UK, how to raise the profile of Hawke’s Bay and why this producer’s biggest selling wine in China is white.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Invivo ‘ecstatic’ at crowdfunding record

A New Zealand winery has become the country’s first business to attract the NZ$2 million (£1m) maximum investment permitted via a crowdfunding campaign.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Public shows thirst for winery investment

Invivo Wines has become the latest producer to channel the power of crowdfunding, smashing a NZ$500,000 (£250,000) target within hours of making its equity offer.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Bar apologises for not serving pregnant woman

A bar has apologised to a heavily pregnant women after staff refused to serve her a glass of wine, dividing opinion on what has been described as a “grey area” for bar staff.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Moa gets expansion approval

New Zealand craft brewery Moa has been given approval to expand its Marlborough site after resolving a long-running dispute.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Lion’s net profits slide 20%

The full year’s net profits for New Zealand’s biggest drinks company, Lion, have slipped 20% as consumption declines and consumers trade up.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

Hawke’s Bay ripe for export boom

A Hawke’s Bay winemaker has suggested that a recent surge in investment from major producers has put New Zealand’s second largest wine region in a prime position to raise its profile abroad

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 No Comments »

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