September 4, 2012By Yvonne

4 September 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEARCH FOR SUPREME SAUSAGE BEGINS Sausage makers nationwide are busy trialing their best recipes in anticipation for the 2012 Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition. Entries are now open to everyone. From local butchers to multi-million dollar corporates, all will be competing to have their sausage named the best in … Read More

Problems ‘Series Linking’ Thirsty Work?

August 30, 2012By Yvonne

Hi there, It’s been bought to my attention that some people are having trouble series linking Thirsty Work on the MySky.  So I rang SKY and they’ve told me there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work, but some viewers may simply need to do what’s called a ‘soft reset’ on their decoder. So this is … Read More

Thirsty Work Debut

August 16, 2012By emma

Breaking News!! My wine show “Thirsty Work” debuted on Wednesday 15 August on FoodTV Thirsty Work is a new show that unearths some of the personalities behind New Zealand’s successful and innovative Wine and Beverage Industry. The 7 episode series (which debuts on Food TV on Wednesdays from August 15th, 9.30pm) soaks up New Zealand’s … Read More

Stalked by the ‘Digest, saved by the bottle…

August 8, 2012By Yvonne

How has your week been? Not too traumatic I hope. Sadly, I’ve suffered a fate in the last few days that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. I’ve been found by Readers Digest. Only two years ago I celebrated finally being rid of those constant “Authorised Prize Guarantee” and pushy “Sweepstakes Chances” letters, but … Read More

Thirsty Work TV Series

August 7, 2012By Yvonne

Over the years in my job as a drinks writer, I have met the most incredible winemakers and craft brewers.  I’d dreamt of one day being able to introduce them and their fantastic stories to you and now that’s a reality with my tv series ‘Thirsty Work’.  Across four seasons, we uncover the hard-working, pioneering, innovators … Read More

New Zealand Pinot Noir on Film

June 28, 2012By Yvonne

Check out this video my film company Thirsty Media shot for Pinot2013… New Zealand Pinot Noir on Film Today marks seven months until Pinot Noir NZ 2013, which will be held on the Wellington Waterfront  from 28th to 31st January 2013. The seven month milestone is being celebrated by the release of this video on … Read More

Markhams Young Viticulturalist of the Year Competition Kicks Off…

June 19, 2012By Yvonne

19 June 2012 MEDIA RELEASE   The ‘best of the bunch’ gather to do battle in the vines The country’s best and brightest young viticulturists are swatting up their theory books, practicing their machinery handling, and honing their skills in anticipation of the first regional Markhams Young Viticulturist of the Year competition, starting in Hawke’s … Read More

New Zealand Grape Harvest Report 2012…just out

June 15, 2012By Yvonne

This is the press release which arrived on June 15 2012 at 11.20am from NZ Winegrowers – interesting reading…. New Zealand Vintage Report 2012 ·         April weather a turning point for Vintage 2012 ·         Harvest totals 269,000 tonnes, down 18% on 2011 ·         Focus on value growth in the year ahead The 2012 New Zealand grape harvest has … Read More