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$NZ14 Billion Global Illicit Alcohol Trade Targeted By World Spirits Alliance

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 7:01 pm | Spirits New Zealand

Wellington, 21 June 2022 Globally, over 26% of all alcohol is considered illicit, costing the consumer, governments and producers almost $NZ14 billion dollars annually. “Illicit trade includes alcohol that is smuggled, counterfeit, produced in a way ... More >>

Record Entries Defy The COVID Odds

Friday, 29 April 2022, 6:54 pm | Spirits New Zealand

29 April 2022 A record number of entries have made it into the 2022 New Zealand Spirits Awards to be judged in Auckland next week. When entries closed 468 had been received - a whopping 124 more than last year and 214 more than the first Awards ... More >>

Spirits Industry On A Roll

Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 3:43 pm | Spirits New Zealand

Walk into most bars in New Zealand and you’ll find an increasingly comprehensive selection of spirits, prominently displayed and keenly sought after by consumers responding to a global trend which has seen spirits outstrip beer and wine market ... More >>

New Zealand Spirits Scoop 9 Out Of 14 Trophies At NZ Spirits Awards 2021

Saturday, 26 June 2021, 1:12 pm | Spirits New Zealand

After judging a record number of entries from New Zealand and overseas, the trophy winners of the third annual New Zealand Spirits Awards were announced last night at a gala dinner in Auckland. And of the 14 category trophies on offer, New Zealand ... More >>

NZ Gins Medal Up at NZ Spirits Awards

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:59 pm | Spirits New Zealand

The spirits have been tasted, the scores are in and the results are now out and it’s fair to say NZ gin was the winner on the day at the second New Zealand Spirits Awards. More >>

A Second Round Of New Zealand Spirits Awards

Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 11:01 am | Spirits New Zealand

Another round? Why not! The second annual New Zealand Spirits Awards is locked in for 7 May at Public Trust Hall in Wellington, to celebrate the best of the best of New Zealand-made and imported spirits. Sue James, Chair, Distilled Spirits Aotearoa ... More >>

Glasses raised to best of spirits

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:05 pm | Spirits New Zealand

The best of the best in New Zealand’s spirits have been announced in the very first New Zealand Spirits Awards. More >>

Label it Right Initiative Launched by Spirits New Zealand

Friday, 22 March 2019, 4:27 pm | Spirits New Zealand

An initiative aimed at lifting compliance with alcohol labelling laws was launched by Spirits New Zealand today. “ Label it Right ” will see information sent to trade detailing what a legal alcohol label looks like as well as allowing illegally ... More >>

Available Alcohol Trend Continues to Slide Annually

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 1:08 pm | Spirits New Zealand

Just released figures from Statistics New Zealand show that the amount of alcohol available per person is the third lowest in the last 17 years and 8.5 percent below the recent peak in 2010. “The figures to the year ended December 2017 show that, ... More >>

Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall

Monday, 20 November 2017, 8:29 pm | Spirits New Zealand

Joint Statement Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall - Health Ministry Survey Confirms 20 November 2017 More >>

Light to Moderate Drinking Can Have Health Benefits

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 11:01 am | Spirits New Zealand

A study of over 330,000 people aged 18 or over has shown that light to moderate drinkers can live longer than those who have never had alcohol. Published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology the study also reconfirmed the cardiovascular ... More >>

Moderate Drinking Reduces Diabetes Incidence – Study

Monday, 14 August 2017, 1:02 pm | Spirits New Zealand

14 August 2017 - A five year international study of 70,551 men and women has confirmed the association between moderate drinking and reduced risk of diabetes. More >>

Spirits NZ Welcomes Release of Health Research Strategy

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:26 pm | Spirits New Zealand

A specific action focused on building industry partnerships and approaches closely aligned with the New Zealand Health Strategy are two highlights from the just released Health Research Strategy. More >>

Studies Confirm Benefits of Moderate Drinking

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 9:46 am | Spirits New Zealand

The studies, published separately in the British Medical Journal and the European Journal of Epidemiology, support other research which shows there are measurable health benefits associated with moderate drinking as part of a healthy lifestyle. More >>

Study At Odds With Official Data

Friday, 28 April 2017, 10:22 am | Spirits New Zealand

A just released study claiming problem drinking among young women is on the rise is at odds with official studies and ignores what is really happening to drinking in New Zealand. More >>

Study Ignores Reality

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:32 am | Spirits New Zealand

A just released study on alcohol advertising at sporting occasions has ignored what is really happening to drinking in New Zealand. More >>

T’is the Season to be Jolly….Confused

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 5:34 pm | Spirits New Zealand

OPINION: Last weekend’s National Crate Day exhorted drinkers to celebrate the first day of summer by ‘getting on it’ with friends and, of course, a crate. Not necessarily the best start to summer if your intention was to drink an entire crate in one sitting. More >>

Spirits NZ Welcomes Passage of Geographic Indicators Bill

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 10:55 am | Spirits New Zealand

Spirits NZ has welcomed last night’s passage of the Geographic (Wine and Spirits) Indications Bill. More >>

Worldwide Study on Health Effects of Moderate Drinking Welco

Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:23 pm | Spirits New Zealand

The announcement of a worldwide six year clinical trial focusing on the health effects of moderate drinking has been welcomed by Spirits New Zealand today. The study, funded by the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism will, for the first ... More >>

Alcohol And Cancer

Monday, 25 July 2016, 9:55 am | Spirits New Zealand

A just released opinion piece by Otago University’s Prof. Jennie Connor would have us believe drinking causes cancer. This is not supported by credible research and hides or simplifies the complex relationship between the development of cancer in ... More >>