New Zealand has set out to be a pioneer in the lower alcohol wine category, with consumers showing a growing appetite for such products. The challenge has always been to create wines that maintain the same quality as their traditional counterparts, but...
New Zealand now has more breweries on a per capita basis than the US, UK and Australia: creating a $2.3bn ($1.6bn USD) industry. And there’s still plenty of room to grow: “Highlighting our home-grown ingredients and locally produced products will go a...
As the debate surrounding the possibility of a sugar tax in New Zealand intensifies, industry groups stand firmly against it, whereas some academics and consumers are gunning for it. Here we provide the lowdown on the current state of the debate.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is to embark on a year-long review of the rules governing sugar claims in relation to alcoholic drinks, amid ministerial concerns of misleading messaging to consumers.
New Zealand’s wine industry has recorded its 23rd consecutive year of export growth, with exports now valued at $1.7bn NZD ($1.13bn USD). Meanwhile, wine tourism is playing an increasingly important role in promoting the nation's wines.
New Zealand’s wine industry has signed the Government Industry Agreement (GIA) for Biosecurity Readiness and Response: an agreement that looks at pests and diseases and sets out actions to minimize risks.
Tuatara: ‘We’re changing the shareholding, not the recipe’
Around 20% of wine storage capacity in New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region was damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake earlier this month, but the industry is planning for the upcoming vintage and believes the sector can still continue its market growth.
A “no sugary drinks” logo which will be on display this week will “empower” communities to improve their health, and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in Kiwi diets, according to a health campaign group.