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Barker’s, T&G Global win at NZ Food Awards

The NZ Food & Grocery Council congratulates members Barker’s of Geraldine and T&G Global for their success at the Massey University NZ Food Awards. Barker’s won a category for the third year in a row, this year for a new product in the Villa Maria Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award category – Squeezed Fruit Botanicals Syrup: Squeezed Lemons with Lime, Cucumber and Mint. They won the dry category award in 2015 with their New Zealand Seedless Berry Bramble Preserve, and ... more

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Golden glow for Lawson’s Dry Hills at four wine shows

The Lawson’s Dry Hills portfolio has again excelled at local wine competitions with a total of 12 gold medals awarded at the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show, the 2017 New World Wine Awards, the 2017 Marlborough Wine Show and the Six Nations Wine Challenge. The awarded wines are: o Lawson’s Dry Hills Gewurztraminer 2016 o Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Gris 2016 o Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Pinot Noir 2015 o Mount Vernon Sauvignon Blanc ... more

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Award spotlight shines on Pinot Noir NZ 2017

Photo L-R: Carla O’Neil, GM, Avenues Auckland, Philip Gregan, CEO, NZ Winegrowers, Melanie Walker, MD, Avenues, Rachael Fletcher, EO, Pinot Noir NZ, Alistair King, Pinot NZ 2017 Board member, Angela Willis, Global Events, NZ Winegrowers, Ben Glover, Chair, Pinot Noir NZ 2017. Pinot Noir NZ 2017 has received national recognition at the New Zealand Event Awards, picking up Best Business Event of the Year at the glittering ceremony held at Sky City in Auckland on Wednesday night. ... more

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North Canterbury winery Waipara Hills takes top awards

Waipara Hills was the big winner at the New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition and Canterbury Wine Competition judging weekend in Christchurch recently. Nearly 300 wines were judged over two days by a blind panel of international and national wine judges. Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Riesling 2016 was judged as the Supreme Champion Wine in Show and Supreme Champion Canterbury Wine in Show as part of the new Canterbury Wine Competition. Chairman of judges Jim Harre said, “The ... more

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Judges add international flavour to Air New Zealand Wine Awards competition

New Zealand’s premier wine competition, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, will welcome three international judges to the 2017 team when judging kicks off on Monday at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. Wine producer and consultant PJ Charteris (Australia), wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown (USA), and Master of Wine and wine buyer Sarah Knowles (UK) arrive in the country over the next few days, bringing with them a wealth of international wine industry and judging experience. New Chair of ... more

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Original Foods Baking Co. takes the cake in 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards

One giant inflatable donut, two very impressive trophies and a crowd of 500-plus enthusiastic businesspeople combined last night to see Christchurch’s Original Foods Baking Co (OFBC) awarded winners in the 2017 Champion Canterbury Business Awards. OFBC won the title of Champion Producer/Manufacturer (medium-large enterprise) and then overall Supreme Winner (medium-large enterprise). Celebrating its 26th year in business, the family-owned, wholesale manufacturer is a New Zealand ... more

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Bad Taste Food Awards open for nominations

Consumer NZ wants nominations for its Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin says the awards highlight food companies marketing their products as better choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin says Consumer NZ’s research regularly uncovers foods masquerading as nutritionally superior options, from gourmet salt to sugar-laden breakfast cereals. “We’re inviting consumers to join us in naming and shaming food marketers’ claims to ... more

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Sweet success for New Zealand wine at the International Wine and Spirits Competition

Results released today show New Zealand wines have triumphed at the prestigious UK-based International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). New Zealand scooped not only the show’s top Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Trophies, but a slew of top medals that included a record number of dessert wines. New Zealand continued its tradition of beating all international entrants to win the Pinot Noir Trophy with the Takapoto Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012 and the ... more

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Hyundai hand over keys to Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017

Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017, Tim Adams has just picked up his Hyundai Santa Fe Elite from their Head Offices in Auckland. Simon Hofmann, Head of Marketing Hyundai NZ handed over the keys to a delighted Tim. This was his premium prize for winning the national finals and he will keep the Santa Fe for an entire year. The colour is appropriately named “Merlot”. Adams who works at Obsidian on Waiheke Island will enjoy driving around the island in luxury. ... more

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2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year announced

The 2017 Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker of the Year Final was held at Villa Maria in Auckland with the celebration dinner held at Ostro Restaurant where Kelsey Daniels (above) from Vinlink Marlborough was announced the winner and Sara Addis from Trinity Hill, Hawkes Bay runner up. Alongside Kelsey and Sara, the national finalists were Abilgail Maxwell from Babich, Marlborough and Tom Hindmarsh from Dry River Wines, Martinborough. Now in its third year, the competition is ... more

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