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Waipara West signs deal to supply Japan Airlines

Published:  14 March, 2013

New Zealand winery Waipara West has signed a deal to supply Japan Airlines.

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New Zealand gets itself back on track

Published:  01 February, 2013

After a harvest shortfall in 2012, New Zealand may be struggling to cater for consumer demand, but winemakers are remaning positive and taking a long-term view, as Anne Krebiehl discovers

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Marisco Vineyards acquires 2,000 ha Marlborough estate

Published:  19 December, 2012

Brent Marris, the owner and winemaker behind New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards, which produces the Ned and the King's Series wines, has bought a 2,000 ha property in the Waihopai Valley, Marlborough and is on the lookout for more sites to buy.

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New Zealand Winegrowers appoints Chris Stroud to head up Europe

Published:  19 December, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers has appointed Chris Stroud to head up its European operations.

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Mike Matthews looks at new styles emerging from New Zealand at its New Release trade tasting

Published:  29 October, 2012

Albariño and Arneis may not be synonymous with New Zealand; it's a far cry from the usual fare we are used to. Add in Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Sauvignon Gris, the Blanc's mutant brother, and we get to build a picture of New Zealand's more adventurous side.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Sir George Fistonich to celebrate 50 years of Villa Maria with London event

Published:  10 September, 2012

Owner and managing director of Villa Maria, Sir George Fistonich, is to celebrate the winery's 50th Vintage with a roadshow of events including one in the UK.

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Best year for Pernod Ricard since 2007/8, despite fall in UK sales

Published:  30 August, 2012

Pernod Ricard's annual results show its best growth since the financial crisis began - up 8% - although UK sales tumbled by 4%.

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New Zealand sees record export rise as UK demand grows

Published:  30 August, 2012

New Zealand wine has seen a record export rise, according to the latest New Zealand Winegrowers annual report, with UK demand growing 11% by value and 8% by volume.

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Pernod Ricard's festive marketing plans revealed

Published:  17 August, 2012

In part two of Harpers' report on Pernod Ricard UK's festive plans for 2012, we take a look at what the drinks giant will be doing to promote its leading brands this Christmas.

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Sterling performs strongly against the euro and New Zealand dollar

Published:  10 August, 2012

Sterling had a fairly positive week and performed strongly against the euro and the New Zealand dollar, according to currency exchange specialist, Smart Currency.

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SITT Autumn announces exhibitor line-up

Published:  07 August, 2012

SITT Autumn, incorporating the Boutique Wineries Tasting, has announced the line-up of wineries, winemakers and exhibitors attending its tasting next month.

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Anne Krebiehl: her take on the New Zealand Medal Winners tasting

Published:  01 August, 2012

As the men and women of the beach volleyball teams fought it out in the preliminary matches on Horse Guards Parade below us, another measuring up took place at the Penthouse of New Zealand House: The New Zealand Medal Winners Tasting.

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Patriarche to distribute New Zealand winery Tiki

Published:  16 July, 2012

Patriarche Wine Agencies has signed a distribution deal with Marlborough producer Tiki.

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David Cox leaves New Zealand Winegrowers

Published:  16 July, 2012

David Cox has stepped down from his post as European director of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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Armit takes on Champagne Gratiot-Pillière and Bell Hill

Published:  09 July, 2012

Armit Wines has been appointed exclusive UK agent for the New Zealand winery Bell Hill and the Champagne house Gratiot-Pillière with immediate effect.

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Naked Wines invests £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker

Published:  21 June, 2012

Naked Wines has invested £526k in Jackson Estate head winemaker Mike Paterson,  to make three exclusive wines for Naked Wines customers.

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Smaller New Zealand harvest could spell end of deep discounts

Published:  15 June, 2012

New Zealand Winegrowers is "relaxed" about an 18% fall in the harvest this year - the body had anticipated the crop to fall by up to 25%.

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Negociants UK wants to be number one Australian and New Zealand specialist in the UK

Published:  24 May, 2012


Negociants UK is firmly focused on becoming the number one specialist operator in Britain for Australian and New Zealand wines.

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Brancott Estate 2012 vintage of "exceptional quality"

Published:  08 May, 2012

Marlborough-based winery Brancott Estate has indicated its 2012 vintage is "the finest Marlborough has ever experienced".

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