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New Zealand seals the deal with Europe

Published:  01 July, 2022

New Zealand has signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU in a deal which largely mirrors the UK’s own NZ FTA.

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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Craggy Range spearheads NZ entry to La Place

Published:  15 June, 2022

In a first for New Zealand, Craggy Range is to feature in the September release on La Place de Bordeaux.

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New Zealand trumpets sustainable credentials for Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

New Zealand Wine Growers (NZWG) has released its 2022 industry-wide Sustainability Report, charting its strong progress down a more sustainable path, reconfirming its aim to be an eco-leader among global wine-producing territories.

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Concha y Toro goes after greater share of the UK’s most valuable variety

Published:  30 March, 2022

Casillero del Diablo, Concha y Toro’s (CyT) flagship brand, is looking to nab a greater share of the Sauvignon Blanc pie with the launch of a premium coastal wine from Colchagua’s Ucuquer vineyard.

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New Zealand trade deal could mean cheaper wine for UK shoppers

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK has signed a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand to remove trade barriers on many UK goods and services and provide new opportunities for British businesses.

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NZ’s finest feels the squeeze

Published:  23 February, 2022

A distinctly herbaceous flavour profile and pro-sustainability winemaking have boosted New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to the status of global phenomenon. Jo Gilbert looks at where the shortages go from here.

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Some relief in New Zealand as harvest looks to return to normal size

Published:  21 February, 2022

The first grapes of the 2022 New Zealand vintage have been harvested, with ongoing international demand and low stock levels meaning that winemakers are hoping for a significantly larger harvest this year. 

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Freixenet Copestick picks up Wither Hills

Published:  10 February, 2022

Marlborough-based winery Wither Hills has joined the expanding family of Freixenet Copestick agencies, after the firm entered into a partnership with brand owner Lion New Zealand.

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New Zealand Winegrowers launch 'Wine Trade Hub' as part of NZ Wine Week

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the second digital edition of the New Zealand Wine Week gets under way, NZ Winegrowers has launched a new educational tool – the New Zealand Wine Trade Hub.

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Duty amends will “wipe out the benefits” of non-EU trade deals – make your voice heard

Published:  21 January, 2022

Accolade Wines is the latest major wine company to join calls urging the government to take stock of its alcohol duty review. 

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New Zealand Winegrowers postpones London event

Published:  12 January, 2022

The annual New Zealand trade tasting, due to take place on 9 February at Lindley Hall in London, has been postponed.

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New Zealand Winegrowers to embrace hybrid event model in 2022

Published:  08 December, 2021

Following the success of the inaugural virtual New Zealand Wine Week in 2021, New Zealand Winegrowers will expand the format to include a mixture of live events and digital shows in 2022, beginning on 8 February 2022 (NZT).

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Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers announced for 2021

Published:  03 December, 2021

The New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has unveiled the recipients of its Fellows award, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

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Chronic Sauvignon Blanc shortfall creates “unprecedented opportunity”

Published:  17 November, 2021

New Zealand will not be able to satisfy forecast global demand for Sauvignon Blanc in 2022, due to an exceptionally small harvest this year.

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Demand for NZ wine continues to grow as supply is squeezed

Published:  10 November, 2021

International demand for New Zealand wine continues to grow as export value reached $599M in the first quarter of the new export year, up 9% on the previous year.

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Indigo Wine adds new producers to portfolio

Published:  21 October, 2021

Indigo Wine is adding a range of new producers to its portfolio, spanning some of the wine world’s most distant regions.

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New Zealand deal is a ‘win’ for business

Published:  21 October, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed news of a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand, which could lead to the removal of all tariffs on goods between the two countries.

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Villa Maria finds buyer following mounting debts

Published:  02 August, 2021

Leading New Zealand winery Villa Maria has signed a conditional agreement for the sale of its estate, three months after it officially went into receivership when it was revealed that it owed bankers NZD $212 million.

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Ara Wines claims UK first with alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  30 June, 2021

Kiwi wine brand Ara Wines has introduced what it claims to be the first alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the UK.

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