Forty years ago this week Montana began the modern transformation of the Marlborough region into the country’s largest wine resource by planting its first vineyard on the Wairau Plain, north of Blenheim. From mixed orcharding, horticulture and sheep farming, the region now holds 23.5 thousand hectares of vineyard and contributes NZ$900,000 of wine sales to the nation’s export returns.
The global boom in whisky sales, especially the demand for scotch whisky in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets, has seen the world’s largest whisky producers announcing significant new investments in distillation facilities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The decision by French international drinks corporation Pernod Ricard to abandon its Gisborne operations has had an impact upon the local economy, according to a new report.
French company, Pernod Ricard’s decision to exit the Gisborne wine growing region has cost the company almost NZ$100 million.
Award-winning New Zealand wine company the Mud House Wine Group has today announced the appointment of a new global sales manager to join their successful team.
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, was awarded the much-coveted Distiller of the Year title at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) official awards ceremony held in London last week.
Exports of bulk Australian wine have depressed export returns for the Australian wine industry, as the large overseas owners move to do their bottling and packaging offshore.
Pernod Ricard’s struggle to sell its oversupply of Marlborough sauvignon blanc has taken a new twist with the release of a vodka-tweeked sauvignon blanc alcopop in Australia.
The giant French-based drinks corporation, Pernod Ricard, has lost an appeal against French journalist Max Coder for slander.
Pernod Ricard will open a new visitors centre at its Brancott Estate property in Marlborough in time for the Rugby World Cup later this year.
Lion Nathan New Zealand has announced the appointment of Ben Glover, Chief Winemaker at Wither Hills as group winemaker, Lion Nathan NZ.
Australian media yesterday claimed that the price paid by Lion Nathan for Pernod Ricard’s vineyards and brands in the latest rationalisation of Pernod Ricard’s New Zealand investment was too cheap.