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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
Baronne, one of South Africa's most successful red blends and a name that for many is synonymous with red wine itself, celebrates its ruby anniversary this year.
Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, crowned best South African red Bordeaux Varietal over £10 and Regional Trophy winner at the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards in London has just been released.
Ellie is somewhere between 25 and 30 years old and lives in the Kruger National Park. Now a new app developed on behalf of Amarula, allows anyone interested to watch her eating, snoozing, roaming and generally living her life.
The Distell Group, Africa's leading spirits, wines and ready-to-drinks business has acquired top-performing producer of Scotch whiskies, Burn Stewart Distillers Limited, for just over R2,2 billion.
Anheuser-Busch abandons plans to buy Budvar
20/05/2013 - 10:33
Prague - Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev says it no longer has plans to acquire Czech brewer Budejovicky Budvar, with whom it has been fighting a long legal battle over the use of the “Budweiser” brand.
German competition watchdog in beer market probe
26/03/2013 - 08:48
AFP - German antitrust authorities said on Monday that they had opened an investigation against several brewers over the suspected price fixing of beer.
International report: Wine and spirit sales fall as tax increases hit consumers
20/03/2013 - 13:58
The latest Wine & Spirit Trade Association market report shows that year on year alcohol duty rises have hit consumer spending on alcohol in the on and the off trade.
Growth in SA and Africa buoy Distell in tough times
27/02/2013 - 08:08
Continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, and the benefits derived from a weak rand resulted in the Distell Group raising revenue year-on-year by 9,3% to R8,7 billion for the six months to December 2012.
Don’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold
06/12/2012 - 09:05
The Corkscrew Wine Merchants in Dublin did a week’s trade in one afternoon yesterday as shoppers made sure they beat a surprise increase in tax on alcohol.