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Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned

Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned

17/08/2018 - 14:22
There’s a good chance that you think of cognac as the tipple of fusty old men in wood-panelled hunting lodges. If cognac brand Hennessy is anything to go by, however, you may have to reconsider your position on the century-old liquor.  read more
Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars

Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars

16/08/2018 - 09:59
Cybercellar, South Africa’s longest-standing online wine retailer, has launched ‘Liquid Social’ (#liquidsocial); a wine subscription service where customers can purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis.  read more
AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

AB InBev launches accelerator to help fund sustainability start-ups

16/08/2018 - 09:36
AB InBev has launched a new green innovation accelerator as it aims to tackle some of the most pressing sustainability issues.  read more
#WomensMonth: Paarl celebrates female winemakers during Women's Month

#WomensMonth: Paarl celebrates female winemakers during Women's Month

13/08/2018 - 10:01
Drakenstein Tourism is using National Women’s Month in August to pay tribute to the female winemakers working in the region with a series of #winewednesday engagements. There are currently 18 female winemakers and winemaker assistants working at amongst others prestigious wine producers such as Nederburg, KWV, Boland Cellar and Fairview.  read more
Indaba Institute transforms childhood education in the Winelands

Indaba Institute transforms childhood education in the Winelands

08/08/2018 - 11:13
The Indaba Institute in Stellenbosch hosted its first graduation ceremony on Friday 3 August 2018 for 22 students, including five recipients of Indaba Foundation bursaries aimed at transforming educational opportunities in the Early Childhood sector in the Cape Winelands. read more
Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

Johnnie Walker releases limited edition Blue Label ‘Ghost’ whisky

08/08/2018 - 08:53
Diageo’s Johnnie Walker brand has released a new limited edition ‘Ghost’ whisky, the second drink released as part of the Johnnie Walker Blue Label series of limited edition whiskies. read more
Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

03/08/2018 - 16:20
A meticulously curated collection of 48 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rarity and innovative winemaking, goes under the hammer at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.  read more
AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

AB InBev expands its Stella Artois range with gluten-free variant

03/08/2018 - 10:46
AB InBev will launch a gluten-free variant of its Stella Artois lager is it responds to a surge in demand for gluten-free products. read more
Heineken shares fall most in three years, as Brazil eats into margins

Heineken shares fall most in three years, as Brazil eats into margins

31/07/2018 - 15:14
Heineken’s attempt to challenge Anheuser-Busch InBev in Brazil is squeezing the Dutch brewer’s profit margin. read more
2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

30/07/2018 - 10:51
Judging has been completed, preparations for the awards function at Cavalli Estate in Somerset West on 15 August are in full swing and wine lovers are looking forward to seeing which of their favourites among the Top 20 finalists are considered by the panel of experts to be the best of the best in the 2018 Absa Top 10. read more
Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

Owner of Johnnie Walker to return £2bn to investors

26/07/2018 - 14:11
Diageo has joined other consumer-product companies in adopting shareholder-friendly measures as activist investors take a growing interest in the sector. read more
Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

Bacardi in global collaboration to reduce single-use plastic waste

23/07/2018 - 10:58
Bacardi has partnered with non-profit organisation Lonely Whale to eliminate the use of 1 billion single-use plastic straws by 2020. read more
Local sommeliers and wine professionals invited to fly high with PIWOSA at Cape Wine 2018

Local sommeliers and wine professionals invited to fly high with PIWOSA at Cape Wine 2018

23/07/2018 - 10:35
Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA), well-known internationally for their execution of innovative marketing programmes designed to raise the profile of premium South African wines, will be demonstrating their creative flair, for locals and internationals, here in South Africa for the first time.  read more
Don Julio unveils limited edition Reposado, Double Cask

Don Julio unveils limited edition Reposado, Double Cask

16/07/2018 - 08:18
Mexico’s Tequila Don Julio has announced a new product to add to its product lineup: reposado double cask. read more
Great wine starts with good geography

Great wine starts with good geography

13/07/2018 - 11:12
In an attempt to define the elusive concept of terroir, Wine Folly’s Madeline Blasberg narrows it down to connecting five dots. read more
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

12/07/2018 - 09:36
Although the impact from the drought experienced in the Western Cape may be less severe on the 2018 wine grape harvest than previously estimated, it has challenged local winemakers to be more innovative. read more
Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

Schweppes launches muscovado mixer to pair with dark spirits

12/07/2018 - 08:26
Coca-Cola European Partners has unveiled a new variant of its Schweppes 1783 range. read more
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

11/07/2018 - 14:07
South African online shopping trends tend to follow those globally, and with online wine retailers experiencing a boom in sales worldwide, the local market is expected to follow suit. In the United States alone, wine retailers experienced online sales growth of wine, beer and liquor by almost 33% in 2017 (source).  read more
Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery open craft beer site in Lithuania

09/07/2018 - 08:29
Carlsberg and Brooklyn Brewery have continued their craft beer collaboration as they begin production at a new brewery in Lithuania. read more
Cybercellar appoints new CEO

Cybercellar appoints new CEO

05/07/2018 - 07:54
Cybercellar, one of South Africa’s leading online wine retailers, has appointed AJ Nel as its new CEO.  read more
KWV wins GOLD at International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018

KWV wins GOLD at International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018

04/07/2018 - 15:47
KWV Brandy has been awarded an impressive 3 gold medals for the KWV 10-Year-Old Potstill Brandy, KWV 12-Year-Old Barrel Select Brandy and the KWV 20-Year-Old XO Brandy at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018.  read more
Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

Pernod Ricard SA appoints PHD as media partner

02/07/2018 - 10:03
PHD, the multiple award-winning full-service media agency, announced that it has been appointed by spirits leader, Pernod Ricard South Africa to oversee the media strategy and buying for the brand.  read more
Which country exports the most beer in the world?

Which country exports the most beer in the world?

25/06/2018 - 09:29
According to the report "World: Beer - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025", recently published by IndexBox, the amount of beer exported worldwide amounted to 16M tonnes in 2016, coming up by 6% against the previous year figure.  read more
Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

Heineken acquires £40m stake in British beer brand Beavertown

22/06/2018 - 09:43
London-based craft brewer Beavertown Brewery has sold a minority stake in its business to Heineken, providing a £40 million cash injection to build a new site. read more
Pernod-Ricard unveils Martell cognac finished in bourbon casks

Pernod-Ricard unveils Martell cognac finished in bourbon casks

21/06/2018 - 10:34
Pernod-Ricard has launched a new House of Martell spirit made of VSOP cognac which is matured in French oak casks and finished in Kentucky bourbon casks. read more
Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017

21/06/2018 - 09:13
Total global alcohol consumption grew slightly in 2017, increasing by 3.5m nine-litre cases versus 2016, according to data released by the IWSR.  read more
Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

20/06/2018 - 11:51
In a court battle over which wines are or aren’t organic‚ a wine producer in the Cape‚ who said on her website that a competitor’s wines were not organic‚ has been ordered to retract the statement. read more
KWV concludes month-long search and announces KWV Brandy Futurists

KWV concludes month-long search and announces KWV Brandy Futurists

19/06/2018 - 13:03
After an exciting month-long competition that saw the culinary world paired with the world of mixology, KWV concluded its search for its KWV Brandy Futurists: innovative and creative geniuses.  read more
Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

18/06/2018 - 09:05
Wine lovers around the world have a soft spot for it! The Pinotage market is booming at 24 million litres a year and counting; it’s one of the South African wine industry’s fairy-tale success stories and the good times seem unlikely to end any time soon. read more
Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

Albie Cilliers scores major victory in KWV share ruling

15/06/2018 - 08:24
Shareholder activist Albie Cilliers has secured a major victory over La Concorde Holdings, which is controlled by Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI), in his almost two-year legal battle to get fair payment for his KWV shares. read more
New laws to regulate South African beer and the drinking age – here are the changes you need to know about

New laws to regulate South African beer and the drinking age – here are the changes you need to know about

13/06/2018 - 11:05
The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources has adopted the Liquor Products Amendment Bill and has confirmed that it will soon come into law. read more
Study explores sensory space of Chenin blanc wines

Study explores sensory space of Chenin blanc wines

07/06/2018 - 14:01
South African Chenin blanc wines take centre stage in a novel study that explores the sensory space of wine using data mining and machine learning techniques. read more
Russian Bear Premium Vodka takes gold

Russian Bear Premium Vodka takes gold

07/06/2018 - 12:34
Russian Bear Premium Vodka recently won gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in the Vodka category. Described by a panel of highly qualified and trained judges from the global wine and spirit industry, as having an exceptionally pure profile.  read more
Arco Laarman grows portfolio with premium 'Focal Point' collection

Arco Laarman grows portfolio with premium 'Focal Point' collection

23/05/2018 - 15:26
Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection, with the release of the Focal Point Chardonnay and Focal Point Cinsault, both from the 2017 vintage.  read more
AB InBev increases beer volumes in SA and Africa

AB InBev increases beer volumes in SA and Africa

23/05/2018 - 11:06
Sitting outside the ramshackle Vimba Tavern in Alexandra, Patrick Mashego swigs from a one-litre bottle of Carling Black Label, SA’s most popular beer. Rolled out by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) across the country this year, the larger bottles are part of a plan by the world’s biggest brewer to lure price-conscious South Africans to its mid-market beers and away from bargain rivals or homebrews. read more
Heineken partners with Belize Brewing Company

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. read more
Distell and Capevin to complete merger

Distell and Capevin to complete merger

15/05/2018 - 14:17
The long-standing holding company structure between Capevin and liquor brands giant Distell will officially be dismantled at the end of May. read more
Budweiser launches in SA and announces FIFA World Cup plans

Budweiser launches in SA and announces FIFA World Cup plans

11/05/2018 - 11:30
Budweiser, one of the world’s most iconic beers is now being brewed in South Africa at SAB’s Rosslyn Brewery, outside of Pretoria.  read more
AB InBev jumps 3% in intraday trading on improved growth prospects

AB InBev jumps 3% in intraday trading on improved growth prospects

11/05/2018 - 08:50
The share price has fallen more than 25% since the SABMiller merger. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés bring wine creativity to life

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.  read more
Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

Pernod Ricard launches limited-edition Absolut America bottle

09/05/2018 - 09:40
Pernod Ricard-owned Absolut has launched a limited-edition bottle design ahead of summer in the US, featuring red, white and blue packaging. read more
Barley farmers cry foul over new AB InBev prices

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. read more
Smaller 2018 wine grape harvest delivers promising quality

Smaller 2018 wine grape harvest delivers promising quality

08/05/2018 - 09:24
Niël Groenewald, Distell’s head winemaker said the 2018 wine grape harvest, some two weeks later than in previous years, had delivered healthy, good quality grapes, with the crop about 30% down on last year’s intake, although yields had differed across regions.  read more
KWV launches search for KWV Brandy’s Futurists

KWV launches search for KWV Brandy’s Futurists

07/05/2018 - 11:06
This year, KWV celebrates its centennial and “100 Years of Excellence”. In recognition of this milestone, this pioneering brand has just launched a nationwide competition highlighting the drink’s versatility, called KWV Brandy Reimagined. read more
China helps Carlsberg offset Russian weakness

China helps Carlsberg offset Russian weakness

03/05/2018 - 14:22
Strong growth in China for Carlsberg helped dilute the negative effects of currencies and lower volumes in the Russian market, allowing the Danish brewer to stick to its annual profit forecast. read more
Distell’s restructuring set to take even more time

Distell’s restructuring set to take even more time

26/04/2018 - 08:28
A sluggish share price performance reflects frustration over stymied growth strategy. read more
Checkers unveils first SA whisky added to exclusive Private Barrel Co. range

Checkers unveils first SA whisky added to exclusive Private Barrel Co. range

24/04/2018 - 14:38
The House of Fine Whisky at Checkers LiquorShop unveiled its latest addition and the first South African whisky to join its exclusive Private Barrel Co. collection of whiskies - a 6-year-old James Sedgwick single malt - at an exclusive event hosted at the award-winning James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, Cape Town. read more
World wine output falls to 60-year low

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.  read more
Brewer interest in the ultra-light beer concept could have global implications

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. read more
Bacardi looks to shake off rum’s ‘pirates and punch’ image with premium launch

Bacardi looks to shake off rum’s ‘pirates and punch’ image with premium launch

20/04/2018 - 15:02
Bacardi is making a major move into the premium rum market at it looks to replicate the success of other alcohol sectors including gin and vodka. read more
Pernod Ricard’s full-year earnings get boost from China’s New Year

Pernod Ricard’s full-year earnings get boost from China’s New Year

19/04/2018 - 15:34
Growth in profit from recurring operations will be about 6%; the Chivas Regal maker’s shares rose as much as 1.8% in early trading in Paris. read more
AB InBev develops new energy-efficient brewing method

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. read more
Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

Diageo's East African Breweries aims to tap rising spirits demand in Kenya

16/04/2018 - 10:14
Diageo's East African Breweries (EABL) will start producing Captain Morgan rum locally as part of wider investment in its spirit business in response to growing demand. read more
AB InBev launches Bud Light orange to boost citrus beer offer

AB InBev launches Bud Light orange to boost citrus beer offer

10/04/2018 - 08:29
AB InBev has launched an orange flavour of its Bud Light beer in the US as it aims to profit from the popularity of flavoured lagers.  read more
Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine

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. read more
AB InBev brewing bigger plans for African market

AB InBev brewing bigger plans for African market

06/04/2018 - 13:25
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s (AB InBev’s) plans to spend $250m on a brewery in Nigeria and $100m on a brewery in Kenya show it is successfully tapping SABMiller’s African expertise, BMI Research said. read more
Alcohol adverts ban ‘will not banish thirst for booze’

Alcohol adverts ban ‘will not banish thirst for booze’

06/04/2018 - 10:35
A ban on liquor advertising would strip broadcasters of a considerable source of revenue and probably dent the struggling South African economy, but would do little to combat alcohol abuse, experts say. read more
KWV named a ‘World Class Distillery’ at  World Spirits Awards

KWV named a ‘World Class Distillery’ at World Spirits Awards

05/04/2018 - 15:31
In another illustrious performance, KWV has been named a ‘World Class Distillery’ at the World Spirits Awards (WSA) in Germany, a global competition, and classification standard, recognising “simply the best in spirits”. KWV, both a wine and spirits producer, also received a Double Gold and six Gold awards for products from its various distilling portfolios. read more
Jim Beam, Budweiser join forces to craft 'All-American' brew

Jim Beam, Budweiser join forces to craft 'All-American' brew

05/04/2018 - 09:54
Two of the USA’s most prominent alcohol brands, Budweiser and Jim Beam, have entered into a collaboration to craft a new beer this autumn. read more
Rémy Cointreau Group restructures its executive committee

Rémy Cointreau Group restructures its executive committee

04/04/2018 - 11:20
The Rémy Cointreau Group has announced that Philippe Farnier has been appointed as the new CEO of the House of Rémy Martin, effective from 1 June 2018. read more
 Bunnahabhain 25-year-old voted best Islay single malt

Bunnahabhain 25-year-old voted best Islay single malt

04/04/2018 - 08:15
The sought-after Bunnahabhain connoisseur range of single malt whiskies continues to impress spirits judges worldwide. Bunnahabhain 25-year-old was recently highlighted as the best single malt whisky from the Scotch island of Islay by the judges of the prestigious 2018 World Whiskies Awards.  read more
Bacardi wagers that rum will be the next liquor to go upscale

Bacardi wagers that rum will be the next liquor to go upscale

26/03/2018 - 09:24
Premium tequila, gin, and bourbon have spurred alcohol industry growth. Now Bacardi says it’s rum’s turn. read more
AB InBev to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

AB InBev to build $100m brewery in Tanzania

20/03/2018 - 13:33
Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to build a $100m brewery in Tanzania as the world’s biggest beer maker steps up investment in Africa to meet booming demand. read more
New excise duty hikes could impact brandy recovery

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.  read more
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés uncork their potential

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. read more
SAB tie-up exceeds AB InBev’s expectations

SAB tie-up exceeds AB InBev’s expectations

01/03/2018 - 11:04
Brewer says its beer volumes enjoyed double-digit growth in most of the countries in which it operates. read more
Aperol sales boost full-year Campari results

Aperol sales boost full-year Campari results

28/02/2018 - 09:34
Italian drinks manufacturer Campari Group has reported sales of €1.82 billion in its 2017 full-year results, representing growth of 5.2% overall, and organic growth of 6.3%. read more
Distell looks to Africa to double its revenue and profit

Distell looks to Africa to double its revenue and profit

26/02/2018 - 14:01
Liquor giant Distell, controlled by investment group Remgro, is still pursuing an ambitious target of doubling revenue and profit in five years. read more
Government wants liquor ads ban

Government wants liquor ads ban

26/02/2018 - 10:45
The Department of Health is seeking a ban on alcohol advertising in the controversial Liquor Amendment Bill now with the Cabinet.  read more
Brandy and gin popularity helps Distell serve more drinks

Brandy and gin popularity helps Distell serve more drinks

23/02/2018 - 09:55
The growing popularity of brandy and gin helped Distell increase its overall volume of liquor sold by 3.7% during the six months to end-December. read more
Structural shift on the cards for struggling wine producers

Structural shift on the cards for struggling wine producers

21/02/2018 - 10:39
South African wine grape producers are under continued financial pressure due to the prevailing drought and economic challenges, but a structural shift is on the cards. read more
When it comes to wine, origin matters

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. read more
Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

Carlsberg makes strong progress towards sustainability targets

13/02/2018 - 13:39
Danish brewer Carlsberg has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, which shows that the brand has reduced carbon emissions at its plants by 16% since 2015, and has stopped using coal to power nine of its breweries in China. read more
Heineken sees Brazil as temporary drag in AB InBev challenge

Heineken sees Brazil as temporary drag in AB InBev challenge

12/02/2018 - 13:30
Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, wants to challenge leader Anheuser-Busch InBev in one of its key markets - and that’s going to cost the Dutch brewer some lost profit. read more
SAB to provide free water from brewery's spring in event of Day Zero

SAB to provide free water from brewery's spring in event of Day Zero

09/02/2018 - 13:56
Free water bottled at Newlands brewery will be available at up to 300 shops in Cape Town if Day Zero arrives‚ executives at South African Breweries (SAB) said. read more
Pernod Ricard records 25% profit increase in half-year results

Pernod Ricard records 25% profit increase in half-year results

09/02/2018 - 13:45
Drinks company Pernod Ricard has recorded a 25% net profit increase in its 2018 half-year results, following a reduction in expenses during this period. read more
AB InBev's ZX Ventures opens craft brewery in China

AB InBev's ZX Ventures opens craft brewery in China

09/02/2018 - 09:02
AB InBev’s venture capital division ZX Ventures has announced it will open a new craft brewery in Wuhan, China in order to tap into the growing market for premium beers in the country. read more
Carlsberg completes acquisition of Greek brewer Olympic

Carlsberg completes acquisition of Greek brewer Olympic

07/02/2018 - 13:42
Carlsberg has completed the full acquisition of Greece’s second-largest brewer Olympic Brewery, strengthening the brand’s position in the southern European market. read more
Europe's wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks

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. read more
Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

Scotch whisky industry latest to phase out plastic straws

31/01/2018 - 11:14
The scotch whisky industry is making moves to ban its use of plastic straws and stirrers outright, as it ramps up its commitment to the environment. read more
Wine industry honours best vineyard practices

Wine industry honours best vineyard practices

31/01/2018 - 10:26
The best wine grape vineyards in the Western Cape have one thing in common – they are managed according to the wine the grapes are destined for. Vinpro and Winetech recently announced the five regional winners of their annual Vineyard Block Competition.  read more
Distell postpones restructuring deadline again after delays

Distell postpones restructuring deadline again after delays

30/01/2018 - 09:56
"What’s another two months when you’ve been waiting almost nine years," was the response of one weary Distell shareholder to news that the closing date for the restructuring had been pushed out to April 6 from January 29. read more
Appeal against restructuring of Distell dismissed

Appeal against restructuring of Distell dismissed

29/01/2018 - 11:00
The Takeover Special Committee has dismissed an appeal by shareholder activist Albie Cilliers of Remgro’s restructuring of liquor group Distell.  read more
LVMH wines & spirits sees 7% growth in 2017

LVMH wines & spirits sees 7% growth in 2017

29/01/2018 - 09:46
The wine and spirits business of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded organic growth of 7% in 2017, with revenue reaching €5.084 billion.  read more
How Fever-Tree mixers are creating a fizz

How Fever-Tree mixers are creating a fizz

26/01/2018 - 11:16
With Britain’s thirst for gin showing no sign of letting up, upmarket tonic and mixers maker Fever-Tree says its 2017 results will beat the expectations of analysts.  read more
Gin and tequila popularity helps Diageo post global sales rise

Gin and tequila popularity helps Diageo post global sales rise

26/01/2018 - 09:36
Diageo posted strong growth in the first half of its fiscal year with sales increasing in all of its regions and its gin and tequila brands performing particularly well.  read more
Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

Budweiser symbol reveals if beer is made using renewable energy

25/01/2018 - 07:52
AB InBev aims to brew all of its Budweiser beers using 100% renewable electricity by 2025 as it unveils a new symbol on its packaging that indicates when the beer is made using green energy. read more
Gruppo Campari acquires Bisquit Cognac in €52.5 million deal

Gruppo Campari acquires Bisquit Cognac in €52.5 million deal

23/01/2018 - 16:43
Italian drinks manufacturer Gruppo Campari has announced that it signed an agreement to acquire cognac producer Bisquit Dubouché for €52.5 million. read more
Bacardi acquires Patron Spirits International

Bacardi acquires Patron Spirits International

23/01/2018 - 13:33
Bacardi is tapping into the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International, in a deal valuing the company at $5.1 billion. read more
Remy Cointreau gets a boost from China's thirst for Remy Martin

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. read more
Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

Pernod Ricard bans plastic straws and stirrers

18/01/2018 - 10:16
Drinks giant Pernod Ricard has decided to stop using non-biodegradable plastic straws and drinks stirrers in any part of its business. read more
Carrol Boyes releases SA-branded, limited-edition Champagne

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.  read more
Distell restructuring decision expected this week

Distell restructuring decision expected this week

16/01/2018 - 12:51
The Takeover Special Committee is expected to announce its decision on whether or not to give the Distell restructuring the go-ahead later this week.  read more
Italian wine exports set new record in 2017

Italian wine exports set new record in 2017

11/01/2018 - 11:11
Italian wine exports grew by 7% in 2017, reaching a record high of around €6 billion, according to farmers' association Coldiretti. read more
Moet Hennessy expands its partnership with Thirstie

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. read more
Distell sells Bisquit cognac brand to Campari

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.  read more
Italian wine exports up 74% in past decade

Italian wine exports up 74% in past decade

19/12/2017 - 09:39
Italian wine exports have grown by 74% in the past ten years, driven largely by Prosecco, which has pushed exports of sparkling wine by 400% in the same period. read more
Vietnam brewer Sabeco to auction hefty stake

Vietnam brewer Sabeco to auction hefty stake

18/12/2017 - 09:07
Vietnam auctions a stake of up to $5bn in state-owned brewer Sabeco.  read more
SAB supports aware.org to reduce harm caused by misuse of alcohol in SA

SAB supports aware.org to reduce harm caused by misuse of alcohol in SA

15/12/2017 - 16:14
The South African Breweries (SAB) will work alongside the newly launched Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (AWARE.org) on evidence based initiatives that focus on reducing the harm caused by alcohol misuse in South Africa.  read more
Celeb chef Jan Hendrick launches own SA wine label

Celeb chef Jan Hendrick launches own SA wine label

15/12/2017 - 14:20
It seems like there's no stopping Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. With wine having played a profound role in the culinary journey which lead to him becoming South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, he has just launched his first wines under his own label.  read more