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.
Heineken partners with Belize Brewing Company
17/05/2018 - 11:37
Brewing giant Heineken International B.V. has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Belize Brewing Company Ltd (BBC), a subsidiary of Bowen & Bowen Ltd, based in Central America.
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés bring wine creativity to life
10/05/2018 - 14:01
Excitement is running high amongst the second year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as their dreams of making their very first wines becomes a reality with their creations safely in barrel after the 2018 harvest.
Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices
09/05/2018 - 08:54
Grain SA charges that AB InBev has contravened one of the conditions set in its acquisition of rival beer maker SABMiller.
SA wine production declines steeply — but global wine consumption is steady
24/04/2018 - 15:43
SA is set for a steep decline in wine production in 2018 as the country grapples with a water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas, a Paris-based global organisation said.
World wine output falls to 60-year low
24/04/2018 - 13:46
Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organisation OIV said.
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications
23/04/2018 - 10:03
At a time when the sales of top-selling light beer brands have been contracting in the US, Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev) Michelob Ultra is redefining the ultra-light beer concept in a move that could have global implications, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.
Marketing trends in the premium alcohol category
20/04/2018 - 10:01
Marketing decisions in the premium alcohol category are being driven by gender-neutral concerns, authentic partnerships and consumers’ desire to stand out, according to research conducted by wines and spirits company Pernod Ricard over the past festive season.
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method
16/04/2018 - 14:14
AB InBev has developed a new brewing method which will reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 5% once the technique is utilised in its entire brewery network.
Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine
09/04/2018 - 09:08
South African wine consumers share similar perceptions about wine across different ethnic groups. This is according to research by Dr. Carla Weightman that focuses on the perceptions of local consumers towards wine. Dr. Weightman received her PhD (Wine Biotechnology) in the Faculty of AgriScience at Stellenbosch University on this subject on 20 March 2018.
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.