The excellence of Rickety Bridge’s Cabernet Sauvignon has been re-affirmed with the Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon once again singled out as one of South Africa’s best in the 2016 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report, (formerly known as the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report).
KWV has further cemented its position as a leading international wine producer, winning an impressive 110 wine awards at both international and local competitions over the past month.
The 2012 vintage of Nederburg’s flagship natural sweet wine, Eminence, is the only South African wine featured as one of the top ten wines in the *2016 Muscats du Monde in France, also earning a gold medal.
Diageo warns sales dip in China and India to affect first-half earnings
21/09/2017 - 10:51
Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, forecast stronger sales and profit growth in the second half of its financial year after a first half affected by negative factors in China and India and higher spending.
Western Cape government to clamp down on alcohol sales
21/09/2017 - 09:42
It's going to be much harder to buy a beer in Cape Town‚ if the Western Cape government has its way.
Cost of wine rises in UK supermarkets
28/08/2017 - 13:27
The cost of wine in UK supermarkets rose by £0.17 between December 2016 and May 2017, according to IRI data.
Wine sales defy shrinking grape acres
21/08/2017 - 10:52
South Africa's land under tillage for grapes is on the decline, and this has presented the country's wine industry with a challenge - how to use less land while still increasing wine volumes and sales for both the domestic and international markets.
To save Chilean wine, producers head South
24/07/2017 - 10:51
Faced with increasingly inhospitable growing conditions, the Chilean wine industry is moving south and experimenting with new vines.
Brand Chenin as SA's wine specialty, says leading US commentator
24/07/2017 - 09:19
South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal in the way New Zealand has done with Sauvignon blanc and Argentina, with Malbec. This is the view of Lauren Buzzeo, the recently appointed managing editor of respected publication Wine Enthusiast, based in the US but read worldwide.
Italian organic wine exports increase 40% in 2016
20/07/2017 - 11:08
Italian organic wine exports increased by 40% in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching a market value of €192 million.
Liquor traders condemn tough new regulations
07/07/2017 - 12:39
The Western Cape Liquor Traders Organisation (WCLTO) has lambasted the provincial government for its new liquor regulations, saying they were part of the DA and Premier Helen Zille’s “agenda to shut down” black and coloured-owned businesses in the townships.
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands
22/06/2017 - 11:59
South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected chairperson of Vinpro. He shared his thoughts on some of the pressing issues that currently prevail in the industry with Jeandré du Preez.
Liquor rules reflect a state drunk on power, greed and arrogance
25/05/2017 - 09:42
The regulation of the sale of liquor has long been a feature of government policy pretty much everywhere. In Anglo-Saxon countries, it generally comes with more than a whiff of self-righteous fervour as those who draft the laws feed on the indignation of those who deal with the social consequences of drunken behaviour. The revenue value of sin taxes makes it clear there is no moral basis for this impost: to the extent that the state taxes liquor, it enjoys the wages of sin.