The Shout Magazine (New Zealand)

The Shout NZ’s top 10 stories of 2017

Mohit Sharma was named Supreme Cocktail Champion of the Year.

Australia’s first lentil beer released
The Lobethal Bierhaus in the Adelaide Hills created the beer hoping to show how the humble pulse can be utilised as a central brewing ingredient.

Who is the Cocktail Champion of the Year?
Mohit Sharma, a tutor at the Professional Restaurant and Bar School, was named Supreme Cocktail Champion of the Year (sponsored by Bartercard) after at the NZ Hospitality Championships.

Kiwi bar owner wins global cocktail comp
Auckland bar owner Jason Rosen travelled to Paris and Martinique to compete in the global 2017 Trois Rivieres Rhumbellion Cocktail Competition.

Monteith’s unveils new Sparkling Cider
Inspired by the sparkling wine occasion, the new premium Monteith’s Sparkling Cider range is a refreshing new take on the traditional celebration occasion.

RLWC2017 announces XXXX GOLD as official beer
Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) announced that Lion will be the Official Beer Partner of the tournament in both Australia and New Zealand.

NZ’s first luxury cocktail delivery service launches
In a food bag style of delivery, select a cocktail online, pick a location anywhere in New Zealand and a hand-curated box filled with fresh produce, perfectly portioned small batch spirits and an easy-to-follow recipe card will be delivered.

Lion in multi-million-dollar deal with Panhead
International liquor giant Lion Group was set to pay as much as $25.1 million for the Panhead Custom Ales craft beer brand.

Canterbury wine company investigated for wine fraud

Sara and Kevin Joyce, the owners of Marlborough Wine Limited, the company which owns Toi Toi Wines.

North Canterbury wine producer Southern Boundary Wines Limited faced charges of wine fraud.

Change of ownership for Toi Toi Wines
Kevin and Sara Joyce and family purchased the remaining shares in Marlborough Wine Ltd.

Sommelier of the Year 2017 revealed
Two women were named the Sommelier of the Year and Junior Sommelier of the Year at the New Zealand School of Food & Wine.