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Giesen and Ara Wines consolidates distribution with Bibendum PLB

Published:  31 August, 2018

Giesen Group, owner of leading Marlborough brands Giesen Wines and Ara Wines has announced plans to consolidate distribution of both portfolios across the UK on- and off-trade via one importer.

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Graham Norton’s latest vintage hits 3 million bottles

Published:  06 August, 2018

Talk show host turned winemaker Graham Norton has siginifcantly ramped up production this year, while also adding his first Prosecco to the mix.

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Organic Winegrowers NZ introduces annual wine week

Published:  18 July, 2018

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) has announced it is introducing an annual Organic Wine Week.

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Vidal relocates to state-of-the-art winery to cement fine wine position

Published:  16 July, 2018

Vidal, one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, has relocated from Hastings to a new state-of-the-art winery in the Gimbletts Gravels, Hawkes Bay.

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NZ Winegrowers sommelier scholarship applications open

Published:  11 July, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has today opened applications for the 2019 Sommit Scholarship for sommeliers from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

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NZ wine competitions join forces to refresh country’s wine awards

Published:  05 July, 2018

Two of New Zealand’s main wine competitions - Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, have merged in a bid to refresh the country’s wine awards scene.

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Kiwi winegrowers predict ‘modest’ export growth in spite of good harvest

Published:  25 June, 2018

New Zealand winegrowers are predicting only modest export growth for the coming year in spite of a 6% surge in grape production.

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Hallgarten & Novum Wines doubles Marlborough portfolio

Published:  21 June, 2018

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Marlborough’s Lake Chalice Wines across the on and off-trade, marking the brand’s UK debut.

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Lower alcohol Marlborough wines launch in M&S

Published:  09 May, 2018

New Zealand Lighter Wines has launched two new 9.5% abv wines in Marks & Spencer to tap into the growing demand for naturally lower alcohol wine.

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NZ Winegrowers gears up for Sauvignon Blanc day with digital push

Published:  03 May, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has launched an online campaign ahead of International Sauvignon Blanc day tomorrow (4th May).

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Buckingham Schenk to distribute te Pā Family Vineyards

Published:  10 April, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Maori wine business te Pā Family Vineyards.

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Vindependents adds Mountford Estate to its portfolio

Published:  07 March, 2018

Vindependents has added Mountford Estate from New Zealand’s Waipara region to its portfolio.

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Conviviality brings Leefield Station to the UK

Published:  07 March, 2018

Conviviality has teamed up with winemaker Brent Marris to bring Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to the UK for the first time.

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Sauvignon Blanc Celebration trip up for grabs courtesy of NZ Winegrowers

Published:  02 March, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers are offering the chance for trade form UK and Ireland to win a trip to the international Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough from 28 to 30 January 2019.

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Yealands on campaign trail to push sustainability credentials

Published:  27 February, 2018

Marlborough family winery Yealands has launched a competition offering wine lovers the chance to win a holiday to New Zealand to ‘see sustainability in action’.

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New Zealand premium exports hit a high note in the US and UK

Published:  26 February, 2018

New Zealand’s reputition as a top producer of quality wines continue to rise in the UK and across the world, as it is named the third biggest wine importer in value to the US.

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Sir George Fistonich steps down as Villa Maria CEO after 55 years

Published:  14 February, 2018

Top New Zealand winery Villa Maria has a new CEO.

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New Zealand reveals bumper line-up for Prowein

Published:  12 February, 2018

New Zealand will have its largest presence to date at Prowein next month, with a bumper number of wineries in line with the country’s growing exports which reached a record high at the end of last year.

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New Zealand’s southern stars

Published:  01 February, 2018

New Zealand’s unsullied image and premium focus is widening its quality appeal, finds Anne Krebiehl MW

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Liberty Wines bolsters NZ with Marlborough addition

Published:  04 January, 2018

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

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