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APRIL 2015
Innis & Gunn introduces two new products in South Africa Nederburg's Heritage Heroes Wines wow UK tastemakers ElastiTag® helps make powerful consumer connections KWV Only South African Brand Named as one of ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’ Follow us on Twitter

       

Lush reds the key to SA wine success in the USA

Fully ripe and generous red wines are the key to unlocking the burgeoning US market where South African sales are failing to match those of their rivals, says Rob Bradshaw, President of New York wine importer and marketer Cape Classics.

Bradshaw, addressing winemaking students during his annual lecture at Stellenbosch University, said typical US wine drinkers in the “sweet spot” - the 370 million case market for wines priced from $12.99 to $24.99 – are slow to accept South African reds. They often perceive as “green” and lacking phenolic ripeness, with the exception of the top-end South African reds, which sell for upwards of $25 and have been dubbed “world class” for years.

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Coffee drives traffic and sales in the SA convenience store retail sector

The international rise of coffee culture has spread rapidly throughout urban centres and has become one of the most competitive markets in the food and beverage industry.
Petrol price decrease coming: AA

Motorists can be cautiously optimistic about a slight drop in fuel prices in May, according to the Automobile Association (AA).


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Emerging markets help SABMiller beat estimates

Strong demand in key emerging markets ahead of the Easter holidays boosted SABMiller’s fourth quarter, beating market estimates.
Majestic Wine to buy Naked Wines for $102.89m – UK

British wine retailer Majestic Wine said it would buy Naked Wines International $102.89m and that it has appointed Rowan Gormley as chief executive.



NEW RELEASES & PACKAGING UPDATES
De Krans launches sleek new look ports

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading port producers, De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp, recently launched their new look Premium Cape Ruby NV and Cape Vintage 2013 ports.
Innis & Gunn introduces two new products in South Africa

Scotland’s most awarded oak-aged beer, Innis & Gunn, extends its range with two exciting new products which will be available from the middle of March, 2015.
Pinopasso: Taking Pinotage to a new level

Pinotage is as uniquely South African as chianti is Italian. What happens when you give this South African varietal some Italian style and passion? Pinopasso is what happens.
Unlimited Drinking Pleasure with Unplugged62

Unleash your wanderlust with Unplugged62, an exciting wine-in-a-pouch range from the makers of the fun-loving Four Cousins and Tangled Tree wines.
Winters Drift Tasting Station launches new 51 Miles range of wines

Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station on Glen Elgin farm in the cool-climate Elgin Valley, has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles.
   
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LEGISLATION, NEW APPOINTMENTS & CATEGORY UPDATES
Code gives consumers goods ombud teeth

South African consumers are not known to hold back on complaints about goods and services.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Fleur du Cap Harvest 2015 – Quest for Regional Excellence pays off

The 2015 harvest has been hailed an excellent vintage and the earliest ever recorded by the current Fleur du Cap winemaking team at Die Bergkelder who search the length and breadth of the Western Cape to find the best grapes to create their wines.
KWV Only South African Brand Named as one of ‘World’s Most Admired Wine Brands’

KWV, an award-winning, proudly South African brand, has been named as one of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands for the fourth successive year – the only South African wine brand to attain this global accolade.
Nederburg's Heritage Heroes Wines wow UK tastemakers

Nederburg's gourmet range, Heritage Heroes is charming some high-profile tastemakers in the UK.
   
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LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS
DHL expectations for Africa: 2015 outlook

DHL SSA expects 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry on the African continent, largely driven by increased consumer demand and the rapidly developing e-commerce industry.
ElastiTag® helps make powerful consumer connections

The South African cosmetic and personal care industry is a dynamic and vibrant one, on the one hand; however, on the other, it is a market that is cluttered and competitive with multiple product offerings.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Hot scotch at this year’s Whisky Live Showrooms
April, May, and June 2015
Durban, Pretoria, and Cape Town
South Africa
Delheim unearths forest fare during Wild Mushroom Weekends
May and July 2015
Delheim Wine Estate
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Bunnahabhain chosen for exclusive Wade Bales Affairs
May 2015
Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa
Sediment SA Wyntoer
25 April – 9 May 2015
South Africa
Head up the West Coast to the last Groote Post Country Market
26 April 2015
Darling
South Africa
Kloovenburg Estate is where it's all happening at this year's Riebeek Valley Annual Olive Festival
2 – 3 May 2015
Kloovenburg Wine & Olive Estate, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa
Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival
2 – 3 May 2015
Elgin
South Africa
Plaisir de Merle to host Winemaker's Table, the most perfect evening
16 May 2015
Plaisir de Merle
South Africa
Stay the course with OBiKWA at the May Day Meander
7 May 2015
Lowveld Botanical Garden in Riverside Park
Nelspruit
South Africa
Join Fleur du Cap at the House and Leisure Rooftop Night Market
28 – 29 May 2015
Rosebank Mall
Johannesburg
South Africa
Cult malt raises a toast to the past, present, and future
30 May 2015
Dullstroom
South Africa
Style and artisanship intersect at this year's Fine Brandy Fusion
4 – 5 June 2015
Sandton Convention Centre
South Africa
Taste top South African wines that shine
12 – 18 June 2015
Cape Town and Johannesburg
South Africa
Seventh Shiraz Showcase comes to town
18 June 2015
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa
The Evolution of the Wine Festival is Here
3 – 5 September 2015
Soweto
Johannesburg
South Africa
 
 
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