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Malt beer is a well-entrenched beverage in the South African market, and currently holds the largest volume share within the alcoholic sector. This share increased in 2010 despite good performance from competing alcoholic beverages. Malt beer volumes increased by substantial 9.0% during the base year, this being a exceptional performance for the category. This is on the back of a decline the previous year, and the recession put the category under pressure. Click here to find Beer brands
Distilled and enjoyed around the world, brandy derives its name from "bradewijn", which means "burnt wine" in Dutch. Click here to find Brandy brands
An alcoholic beverage made from the juice of special varieties of apples, cider is a lightly sparkling alternative to beer and champagne. Click here to find Cider brands
Overall, flavoured alcoholic beverage (FAB) volumes have seen some volatility year on year, with annual growth rates ranging between -2.7% and 14.4%. The flavoured alcoholic beverage market recovered lost ground during 2010 following a loss in volumes in 2009. The 2009 global economic meltdown saw a decline in consumer disposable income and, with this, spending on luxury items was curtailed in favour of essentials. The FAB market was one of the casualties of this and volumes declined during 2009 (1.6%). Click here to find Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages brands
Fortified wine is wine to which a distilled beverage (usually brandy) has been added. Fortified wine is distinguished from spirits made from wine in that spirits are produced by means of distillation, while fortified wine is simply wine that has had a spirit added to it. Many different styles of fortified wine have been developed, including port, sherry, madeira, marsala, and vermouth. Click here to find Fortified Wine brands
Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection. Click here to find Sparkling Wine brands
Made of the fermented juice of any of a variety of grapes, and containing between 10 and 15% alcohol, wine is believed to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Click here to find Wine brands
Enjoy a glass of Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc, as you watch the sun setting over Table Bay and Table Mountain with a memorable performance by Gerrie Pretorius on Friday, 31 January 2014 - all in aid of the Môresterretjies crèche.
The fresh, lively taste of the 2013 Durbanville Hills Merlot Rosé is the perfect wine to enjoy this summer.
SAB’s World of Beer has announced the winners of the inaugural South African National Craft Brewers Championship.
Distell, South Africa's leading producer of wines, spirits and RTDs, has appointed Markus Habermann as general manager to handle its fast-growing duty-free business in Europe.
Russia to raise minimum vodka prices
03/12/2013 - 08:16
Moscow - Russia plans to raise minimum vodka prices next year as it seeks to reduce consumption of alcohol, despite risks that drinkers will resort instead to cheaper illegal liquor.
Johnnie Walker maker steps further into Africa
05/11/2013 - 08:17
London - Diageo, the world's biggest spirits group which has a presence in SA, should see sales growth in Africa accelerate as it expands into new markets like Ethiopia and Angola and as rising incomes enable traditional beer drinkers to try spirits, it has said
Local liquor giant, Kasapreko Company, is 6th on Ghana Club 100 list
31/10/2013 - 08:26
Indigenous liquor giant, Kasapreko Company Limited (KCL) placed sixth in the 2013 Ghana Club 100 ranking.
Distell taps into China's cognac market
09/10/2013 - 10:23
Johannesburg - South African liquor company Distell Group Limited [JSE:DST] has acquired a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spirits‚ expanding its presence in the East.
Consumers spend more on booze than medicine
19/09/2013 - 09:31
Cape Town - South Africans spend almost four times more on alcohol and cigarettes than on medical expenses and over one and a half times more on clothes than on education, a new study has revealed.