Sip Sip Hooray! It’s our 5th Birthday

Sip NZ Bubbles Day

5 years ago I sat down with a baby in my arm to write this very first Sip post. I was on maternity leave with my first-born, looking for an outlet for my creative ideas.

I set out to create a community of wine lovers. A platform that helps promote Kiwi wines and events. A source of inspiration for wine sippers and makers. A resource of wine education. A home of New Zealand wine culture!

300 posts later, and I’m proud to say that with the help of some amazing talented people, we’ve certainly achieved a lot of that.

Rosé Wine

Over the years we’ve established NZ Rosé Day over four crowd-sourced campaigns involving more than 70 Kiwi wineries. We’ve interviewed more than 80 makers and shakers of the industry, reviewed numerous Sips and created our popular annual Wine Festival Guide.

We’ve also challenged ourselves and wine businesses via Sip Studio, developing creative campaigns, websites and social media channels. Or simply giving makers a hand in getting started with their wine marketing.

But enough from us! All of this wouldn’t have happened without your support. So this post is a big thank YOU! We’ll raise a glass to you – our readers, followers, subscribers and supporting wine businesses!

To celebrate we’re giving away a neat prize over on Instagram this weekend. Head over to our feed now to enter!