Alcohol available per person lowest in 18 years

The total volume of pure alcohol available for consumption, expressed in terms of the number of standard drinks per person, fell 4.1 percent in 2015, to the lowest level in the last 18 years, Statistics New Zealand said today. “New Zealanders aged 18 and over are now drinking on average the equivalent of two standard drinks per person per day, down from 2.1 in 2014,” international statistics senior manager Jason Attewell said. “This is the equivalent of 500ml of 5 percent alcohol beer, or two glasses of wine per person per day.”

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Hunter Valley 2014 red wine is a vintage like no other

It’s hard to overstate the excitement over the 2014 Hunter Valley red wine vintage. I know, I know… We’ve heard it all before. It’s all marketing hype. Blah, blah. Cynical? Absolutely, but not without cause. Wineries all over the world will talk up their vintage – it’s their livelihood, after all. But the 2014 Hunter vintage is different… A thing of beauty… Stellar.

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