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MARCH 2016
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Differential excise tariff for brandy, a positive step says industry

The South African brandy industry has welcomed Government's decision to introduce a differential excise tariff for potstill and vintage brandy. To be phased in over two years, the excise rate will be lowered by a 10% differential to the spirits excise tariff.

Christelle Reade-Jahn, director of the SA Brandy Foundation, the organisation representing the country's brandy producers, said the change was definitely a step in the right direction. "It will help to premiumise the category and also provide the impetus for building brandy exports."

The government's decision follows input from the brandy industry during the recent South African alcohol tax policy review process that was opened to public participation.

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Leading South African craft beer producer, the Cape Brewing Company (CBC), is once again challenging traditional perceptions of craft beer by introducing their newest creation not in a bottle, but in the latest generation of aluminium can.
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Menlyn introduces concierge service for shoppers

To minimise inconvenience to shoppers during its current refurbishment, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre has introduced 12 Concierge Ambassadors to assist shoppers during its phase two expansion.
Gordhan reveals what he knows about the alleged Gupta meeting

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Monday (14 March) said he has no personal knowledge about an alleged meeting held between his deputy Mcebisi Jonas and the Guptas.


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DTI clamps down on illegal boozing

A liquor outlet was closed down while the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Limpopo issued fines to the value of R16 500 to non-compliant liquor licence holders during a joint inspection operation over the weekend.
AB InBev sells SABMiller’s stake in Chinese brewer - China

The world’s top brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, has agreed to sell SABMiller’s stake in China’s leading beer maker to the local partner for $1.6bn, as part of a mega-merger between the giants.



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Somms like it hot: Keen interest in wines of South Africa's Sommelier Cup

With South Africa singled out by tastemakers as one of the world's most exciting and innovative wine countries right now, the competition to make it into the Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Sommelier Cup finals is heating up.
The Single Block Centre of Excellence – L’Avenir launches a cutting-edge conferencing centre in the winelands

With an eye on the future, as always, L’Avenir has created a facility with uninterrupted panoramic views dedicated to inspiring innovative and expansive thinking.
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MARKETING & BRAND ACTIVATION
Distell posts strong growth with record SA festive season

The Distell Group, Africa's biggest producer of wines, spirits, ciders, and ready-to-drink (RTDs) beverages, continues to reflect the benefits of an investment programme designed to enhance its competitiveness as it seeks to double the size of its business by 2020.
There's always a story in Nederburg

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Yes, you can chill a red wine

Chilling red wine? Of course you can! It's all about the ambient temperature. If you consider just how high the temperatures in our country can climb, it gets a lot hotter here than in many Northern Hemisphere countries.
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Pyrotec’s 50 years of experience, trust and innovation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pyrotec, a privately owned and managed business that was established in 1966 and continues to offer products and services founded on a dedication to quality, operational reliability, and service excellence.
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Drostdy-Hof's pork fillet, caramelised pear, and walnuts in a creamy Gorgonzola pasta sauce

Treat your loved ones to a delicious, impressively elegant, but easy-to-make dish of pork penne pasta with caramelised pear, walnuts, and a creamy Gorgonzola sauce.
Two Oceans and coconut prawns for Easter snacking

Easter is a great time to catch up with family and friends, but the effort of keeping everyone fed can be quite exhausting!
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CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT
Amarula Trust helps to build Namibia's eco-tourism skills

A skills training initiative designed to boost eco-tourism in Southern Africa and combat unemployment has so far exposed 116 students to the demands of field guiding as a career.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Grande Provence Wine & Dine Collaboration dinners back on the menu from April
April – December 2016
Grande Provence Franschhoek South Africa
Looking ahead: 2016 beer festivals across South Africa
January – December 2016
South Africa
Neethlingshof Wine Garden Live Music Wednesdays
1 – 31 March 2016
Neethlingshof Wine Estate Stellenbosch South Africa
Easter excitement at Yonder Hill Wines
19 – 28 March 2016
Yonder Hills Wines South Africa
51st Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards – a fusion of cultures, food, and wine
20 March 2016
Baxter Theatre Cape Town South Africa
Expand your horizon at the all-popular FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show
7 – 8 April 2016
Mpumalanga South Africa
Plaisir de Merle to host Winemaker's Table, the perfect evening
14 May 2016
Plaisir de Merle South Africa
 
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