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.
New excise duty hikes could impact brandy recovery
12/03/2018 - 13:27
The South African Brandy Foundation has expressed its concern about the recently announced excise duty hikes for brandy, claiming they could pose a major setback for producers and impede recent entrepreneurship, training, and job creation initiatives.
Coca-Cola to launch its first alcoholic beverage
08/03/2018 - 11:28
Coca-Cola has confirmed that it will be launching an alcopop-cooler style drink in Japan.
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés uncork their potential
07/03/2018 - 10:22
Valuable experience, decisiveness and an intense love for sparkling wine stand out for Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé, Sydney Mello, as the greatest gifts of his 3-year mentorship experience. Sydney is one of 24 oenology and viticulture graduates to have come through the ranks of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme.
When it comes to wine, origin matters
14/02/2018 - 11:22
Have you ever noticed the letters “W.O.”, followed by the name of an area or region, on the back of your favourite bottle of wine? Simply put, the acronym “W.O.” is short for the term “Wine of Origin”, which stands as a confirmation that all the grapes used to make that particular bottle of wine were harvested from that specific area.
Europe's wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks
05/02/2018 - 09:08
Representatives from the wine and spirits industry across Europe and the UK met at the EU Commission this week, in a bid to move Brexit trade discussions forward.
Remy Cointreau gets a boost from China's thirst for Remy Martin
19/01/2018 - 14:16
Remy Cointreau reported third-quarter sales growth that surpassed analysts’ estimates on a surge in Remy Martin cognac shipments to meet demand from China.
Carrol Boyes releases SA-branded, limited-edition Champagne
16/01/2018 - 13:26
In what can only be termed a wine industry coup, Carrol Boyes Wines is proud to announce the addition of fine Champagne to the Carrol Boyes Limited Edition range.
Moet Hennessy expands its partnership with Thirstie
08/01/2018 - 15:42
Moet Hennessy recently launched a skill on Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices designed to educate shoppers about champagne.
SA to have smallest wine harvest in a decade due to drought
08/01/2018 - 10:23
SA, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts have said.
Distell sells Bisquit cognac brand to Campari
21/12/2017 - 10:09
Distell, the liquor brands conglomerate controlled by Remgro, called time on its international cognac market strategy by selling its French subsidiary Bisquit for à52.5m.