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Italian wine producer Castello Banfi

Steeped in tradition with a recent past

June 18, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

With the recent raft of quality Italian dining venues entering the hospo landscape – such as Gusto, Farina and Baduzzi, to name just a few – it has become increasingly important for suppliers to the trade to source authentic and exciting produce that meets the demands of these discerning venues, and most importantly their customers. ...

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Chris Upton

O’Connell Street Bistro’s wine list unbeatable

June 10, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

O’Connell St Bistro which in only six weeks has received three prestigious mentions for its diverse wine list. The latest accolade is for Best Wine Experience at the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2014 announced last night (June 9) in Auckland. The award follows...


WHO study sets out the real facts on alcohol

June 3, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

Hospitality New Zealand is disappointed but not surprised at the general lack of media interest in the recent World Health Organisation’s Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014. “This comprehensive, objective report confirms that New Zealanders...


Mac’s Continues Winning Ways

June 3, 2014 • LiquorComments (0)

New Zealand beers have continued their recent run of form, clocking up some impressive medals at the 2014 Australian International Beer Awards last week. Mac’s Spring Tide took out Gold in the low carbohydrate lager category (the only gold awarded in its...


New Zealand beers strike gold (silver and bronze) in Australia

May 27, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

New Zealand’s beers continue to gather awards at international competitions. The quality of New Zealand beers was recognised at the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) in Melbourne last Friday (23 May). For the second year in a row Renaissance...


Vacancy: One Stella Job

May 16, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

This month Sam Cunningham, from Blankenberge Belgian Beer Café in Auckland, could possibly have the best job in the world. As the Stella Artois Draught Master for New Zealand, Sam is heading to Cannes France for the 17th edition of the Stella Artois World...


Lion Announces Purchase of Morton Estate

May 2, 2014 • Featured, LiquorComments (0)

Lion New Zealand announced today that it has purchased the Morton Estate wine brand. The purchase includes Morton Estate’s Stone Creek vineyard, adjacent to Lion’s Wither Hills property in Marlborough. Morton Estate is a leading New Zealand wine brand,...


Become Employee of the Year

May 2, 2014 • LiquorComments (0)

Become employee of the year by getting the All Blacks to turn up at your work as part of the Steinlager Workplace visits! Steinlager is giving three lucky fans the chance to win a visit to their workplace from the mighty All Blacks this June, as they gear up...


Beck’s Playable Posters a World First

May 2, 2014 • LiquorComments (0)

In a technological coup, Beck’s New Zealand has today revealed the world’s first Playable Posters, which play music instantaneously when touched. Following the development of the world’s first playable beer bottle in 2013, Beck’s NZ is leading the...


Speight’s Cup Spills Over With Silver

April 28, 2014 • LiquorComments (0)

It was a podium finish for Speight’s Triple Hop Pilsner at the 2014 World Beer Cup in Colorado, USA, taking out a rare silver medal in the international lager category. The World Beer Cup (WBC) is right up there with the International Brewing Awards (IBA)...