Pregnant women who drink and take ecstasy are exposing their unborn babies to a dangerous drug duo more damaging than each alone.
Independent Liquor is extending its reach into retailing by buying the Mill Liquorsave bottlestore chain.
DB Breweries has responded to controversy over a "homophobic" billboard for its Tui beer brand.
For the first time, a Kiwi whisky has been recognised at the world spirits competition in San Francisco.
Specialist barman Cam Timmins shows Firstline's Rachel Smalley how to make a whisky-based cocktail.
Fewer people are drinking and younger people are drinking more responsibly, the Government's latest survey shows.
The Jesse Ryder case has put a fresh focus on the problem of street crime and disorder.
The Government is considering changing drink-drive alcohol levels as part of a plan to improve road safety.
Tech Bytes looks at Dyson's new tap that doubles as a hand drier and an electronic bartender that mixes the perfect drink.
When you think of the term "beer goggles" you don't usually think of this.
Strong wine sales helped boost Delegat's half-year profit by 31 percent to $19.3 million.
Kiwis have swapped quality for quantity in the beer fridge, passing up 20 million litres of mainstream brew last year in favour of a craft-style cold one.
As Richie McCaw prepares to leave for the US, he is giving his support to Zac Guildford in his battle with alcohol.
A license to drive drunk? Some small-town politicians think it's just the tonic for rural Ireland.
A student-lead study investigating links between quake trauma and alcohol dependence has found most Cantabrians are not drinking more.
Three bottles of scotch taken by the Shackleton expedition to Antarctica are about to be returned to their original resting place.
Heineken is blaming tough economic times for cutting the alcohol content in one of its famous Yorkshire beers.
Friends of a teenager who died after drinking home-brewed spirits say he sculled two bottles in quick succession.
A teenage student has died after drinking homebrewed spirits before an 18th birthday party in Auckland.
Australia will urge Indonesia to better police and regulate bars at tourist spots following an expat Kiwi's death from a methanol-laced cocktail.
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