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Wednesday 1 April 2015

New Zealand

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 »

Villa Maria lightens up

New Zealand producer Villa Maria has become the latest wine brand to add a lower alcohol extension to its range.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ wine exports hit new highs

New Zealand’s wine exports hit a new record last year, rising 8.2% and driving wine to be the country’s sixth biggest export good.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Aldi to sell ‘wagyu’ beef burgers

Discount supermarket Aldi has upped the stakes in the fine foods department with plans to sell Japan’s famed delicacy wagyu beef in the form of burgers.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 No Comments »

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