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2015 Ōra King Best Dish NZ and Best Ambassador NZ finalists announced

Blenheim & Auckland chefs nab two finals spots each The finalists for the Ōra King Best Dish NZ and Ōra King Best Ambassador NZ awards have been announced and two chefs have scored spots in both categories. Bradley Hornby from Marlborough and Auckland’s Makoto Tokuyama are among six finalists up for two awards which recognise outstanding contributions from chefs working with premium Ōra King salmon. Other finalists are MacLean Fraser from ... more

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Sovrano Limoncello captures another international award

Sovrano Limoncello, manufacturing Italian liqueur from tiny Skudder's Beach near Kerikeri, New Zealand, continues a remarkable string of success by capturing three more international awards. The Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, USA, last week awarded Sovrano two gold medals and one platinum medal for their liqueurs in the International Review of Spirits Awards. • A gold medal for Sovrano Limoncello Cream. Judges described this limoncello as a “sensationally delicious ... more

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Sauvignon Blanc named top drop

A Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc was named the Supreme Champion Wine in Show at the International Aromatic Wine Competition recently. The Marlborough Sounds Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 beat 340 other entries to take the top spot. The Competition, now in its thirteenth year is run in conjunction with the Canterbury A&P Show. The winemaker, Jeremy McKenzie is the chief winemaker for Pinnacle NZ and Isabel Estate in Marlborough. Mr McKenzie said that the wine will be ... more

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Schweppes Classic Ginger Beer reigns supreme at non-alcoholic Beverage Awards

Coca-Cola New Zealand won a slew of awards at the annual non-alcoholic NZ Juice & Beverage Awards, including the SUPREME award for its recently reformulated Schweppes Classic Ginger Beer, and a healthy collection of Gold and Silver awards across its numerous other brands. Schweppes Classic Ginger Beer was also awarded the prestigious Best New to Market and Best Carbonated Beverage awards. Judges described the beverage as a real fun alternative to alcohol with great ginger flavour. ... more

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Record year for New Zealand wine at the International Wine and Spirits Competition

New Zealand wines have notched up a record number of top awards at the prestigious UK-based International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). New Zealand beat entrants from all other nations to take home both the IWSC Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc Trophies, as well as 20 gold medals across one of the widest spread of styles and varieties ever seen from New Zealand at the competition. The Crown Range Cellar Signature Selection Grant Taylor Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 was awarded ... more

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Hawke’s Bay hospitality awards get national support

Thanks to the Restaurant Association of New Zealand, the Hawke’s Bay Hospitality Awards are living on to celebrate excellence among the region’s food and beverage merchants. The national organisation representing restaurants and food outlets has agreed to take over the awards from Food Hawke’s Bay which is winding up its operations. Restaurant Association chief executive Marisa Bidois says the awards are an important ingredient for a region recognised globally ... more

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2015 NZBC New Zealand Juice & Beverage Awards winners

The winners of the 2015 NZBC Juice & Beverage Awards were announced at a special Awards Dinner held during the recent NZBC Annual Conference at Wairakei. The annual  Awards were judged in early August at the FoodBowl Innovation Centre. A total of 103 entries were received from 6 companies. The entries were across eight product categories and 5 special awards. Two new special awards were introduced this year – the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for products ... more

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2015 New Zealand Food Awards: the winners are ...

The winners of the 2015 New Zealand Food Awards, in association with Massey University, were last night unveiled at a gala dinner at the Auckland Town Hall with more than 300 guests eager to hear who is the cream of the crop in NZ’s food and beverage sector. Judging was particularly challenging this year with a 40% increase in entries compared to 2014. A total of 150 products from 79 food and beverage producers ranging from niche operators to large scale producers all vied to take ... more

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Wilfred Wong joins the judging team for the fifth annual Marlborough Wine Show

Entries for the 2015 Marlborough Wine Show close this Friday 18 September and judging takes place on 6 and 7 October. Guest international judges are Ralph Kyte-Powell of Melbourne and San Francisco-based Wilfred Wong, sponsored by Wine Marlborough. Wilfred is Chief Storyteller for Wine.com and is a 40+ year veteran of the wine industry. In his role at Wine.com, Wilfred concentrates his efforts on social media. He is an extreme researcher and a taster of wines and also employs his ... more

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A night of celebration at the Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2015

An Auckland Chardonnay and a Hawke’s Bay Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot shine at this year’s Romeo Bragato Wine Awards. Grown by Brett Donaldson, the Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Chardonnay 2013 won the coveted Bragato Trophy - Champion Single Vineyard Wine and the Bill Irwin Trophy for Champion Chardonnay. “The Bragato Trophy went to this beautifully handled Chardonnay because in simple terms - it was exceptional. The wine had a sense of place and it was a ... more

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