Monthly Archive:: November 2006

30 Nov 2006

Beer Wine & Spirits Council to Close

The Managing Directors of Lion Nathan New Zealand and DB Breweries today announced that the Beer, Wine and Spirits Council, which represents the non-commercial interests of both companies, is to close. The move follows Lion Nathan’s decision
30 Nov 2006

Duffy & Finn’s Arrives In The Auckland Region

New Zealand’s largest range of wine, beer and spirits goes on sale tomorrow (30th November 2006), with the opening of Duffy & Finn’s in Pukekohe, the first of Foodstuffs (Auckland)’s large format liquor stores. Full Story
29 Nov 2006


Well, it’s been two and a half months coming, but SOBA are finally official! We are now alive, well, and capable of taking your money and adding you to our growing force of dedicated beer advocates. If
28 Nov 2006

Bodega punters win beer options cup for a fourth time

At the ninth annual Gisborne Gold beer options held in Wellington recently a team from the Bodega Beer Imbibement Association (BBIA) won the cup for the fourth time. The BBIA is a group of beerdrinkers who meet
27 Nov 2006

Cruising around the capital

A solution is to combine drinking with walking, and that’s exactly what Wild About Wellington’s boutique beer tasting tour offers. Hosted by organiser Jennifer Looman and local writer and beer expert Neil Miller, our small group was
27 Nov 2006

Epic Pale Ale – Latest

Just a quick update on Epic Pale Ale for those not subscribed to the Epic Blog This week Epic Pale Ale is on special in a number of outlets in Auckland Want to find your closest store
26 Nov 2006

Graeme Hart linked to possible Foster’s bid

New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart has been linked to a possible bid for Australia’s largest alcoholic drinks company, Foster’s Group. Full Story
26 Nov 2006

Woolworths in talks over NZ liquor chain

Australia’s biggest retailer Woolworths Ltd is looking at buying independent New Zealand liquor chain The Mill Liquorsave as part of plans to replicate its Australian liquor business across the Tasman. Woolworths chief executive Michael Luscombe said the
21 Nov 2006

Beer Goggles

Made by reusing empty beer bottles, these goggles are a playful take on eyewear. Pick out your favorite beer, or even make the selection based upon and interesting glass (think Delirium), then either drink it down or
20 Nov 2006

Farewell Sweet Friends

Not everyone is happy with the re-branding and consolidation exercise that Mac’s have just gone through. Aaron Watson of the Capital Times laments. The new Mac’s range can be checked out at their new website –