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Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

Corona to introduce plastic-free rings on its beer cans

30/11/2018 - 09:07
Mexican lager brand Corona will pilot plastic-free six-pack rings which are made from plant-based biodegradable fibres, with a mix of by-product waste and compostable materials. read more
SA loses R6-billion + in revenue to illicit alcohol trade

SA loses R6-billion + in revenue to illicit alcohol trade

15/11/2018 - 14:03
The South African economy suffered a fiscal loss of R6.4-billion (USD$492-million) in 2017 due to illicit alcohol activities, which generates an annual revenue of R12.9bn and goes unregulated.  read more
Distell share price sinks on lower sales

Distell share price sinks on lower sales

25/10/2018 - 08:05
The share price of Distell Group, maker of Klipdrift brandies, Three Ships whiskies and Nederburg wines, fell 4.1% to R104.58 after the company said sales had fallen in the September quarter. read more
Johnnie Walker creates 50-year-aged Masters’ Edition whisky

Johnnie Walker creates 50-year-aged Masters’ Edition whisky

22/10/2018 - 08:52
Johnnie Walker has created a limited-edition, 50-year-aged, triple-matured scotch whisky called the Johnnie Walker Masters’ Edition. read more
Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

Pernod Ricard sales up 10% on demand from China and India

18/10/2018 - 14:09
Spirits group Pernod Ricard posted a stronger-than-expected 10.4% rise in first-quarter underlying sales, helped by higher demand in China and India, and despite slower growth in its main market in the US. read more
Johnnie Walker to open first experiential retail store

Johnnie Walker to open first experiential retail store

18/10/2018 - 11:18
Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker will open a flagship store in Madrid that will house a special collection of the brand's whiskeys, and host a series of immersive experiences. read more
Pernod Ricard subsidiary plans 150m euro investment in Ireland

Pernod Ricard subsidiary plans 150m euro investment in Ireland

17/10/2018 - 10:43
Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers will invest over €150 million at its sites in Cork and Dublin to meet a continued rise in demand for Irish whiskey. read more
Cannabis a new golden goose for booze business

Cannabis a new golden goose for booze business

15/10/2018 - 08:54
The world’s major alcohol producers can no longer ignore the pot phenomenon, as young consumers may increasingly swap beer and cocktails for joints and cannabis-infused drinks. read more
AB InBev unveils six limited edition Beck’s labels

AB InBev unveils six limited edition Beck’s labels

28/09/2018 - 15:11
AB InBev’s Becks brand has released six limited edition for its 275ml beer bottles, as part of its “Be Kreativ” campaign. read more
Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue

10/09/2018 - 14:23
Carlsberg will ditch plastic rings which connect multi-packs of its beer and replace them with glue, in a move which is set to “reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1,200 tonnes a year”. read more
U.S. whisky imports to South Africa surge

U.S. whisky imports to South Africa surge

05/07/2018 - 10:39
US whisky imports to the country grew to over US$10m last year. The imports surged by more than 17 percent in 2016, from US$8.9m to over US$10.5m in 2017. 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
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
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
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
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
Tax stamps for alcohol

Tax stamps for alcohol

14/11/2017 - 10:00
Fake and counterfeit alcohol poses a serious risk to public health. Reports have indicated that people who have ingested fake alcohol have suffered effects that range from excessive vomiting and headaches to breathing difficulties, blindness, seizures and even death. read more
Wanted: Oil traders who can hold their booze - China

Wanted: Oil traders who can hold their booze - China

13/06/2016 - 12:01
Beijing - Chinese independent oil companies are luring traders, marketers and risk managers away from dominant state behemoths, offering better pay and benefits in a hiring spree triggered by the freeing up of China's crude import trade. read more
How much booze is “too much” booze?

How much booze is “too much” booze?

18/04/2016 - 14:18
Doctors and health specialists the world over will warn you of the dangers of excessive drinking, but a new study shows that no one can agree on what constitutes “too much”. read more
AB InBev brews jumbo euro bond - UK

AB InBev brews jumbo euro bond - UK

22/03/2016 - 09:23
London — Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), which sold $46bn of bonds in January, is again entering the debt market to raise funds to buy SABMiller. read more
Tax hike for South African “sinners”

Tax hike for South African “sinners”

25/02/2016 - 10:32
Smokers and drinkers will again be heavily taxed for their (in the eyes of the Government) bad habits. read more
DTI clamps down on illegal boozing

DTI clamps down on illegal boozing

24/02/2016 - 11:30
Johannesburg - 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. read more
Festive cheer eludes Delta as volumes dip - Zimbabwe

Festive cheer eludes Delta as volumes dip - Zimbabwe

27/01/2016 - 14:07
Harare - Zimbabwe's largest beverages maker, Delta Corporation (Delta), says it recorded subdued volume and revenue performance for the quarter to 31 December 2015, on the back of depressed aggregate demand. read more
Small brewers fear mergers - USA

Small brewers fear mergers - USA

23/10/2015 - 10:26
Looking at the wide array of taps at bars these days, we seem to be in a golden age of beer. The world is awash in ales, lagers, and porters, many made by small breweries, which are gaining an ever-bigger share of the market. read more
Belvedere Vodka awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ at the International Spirits Challenge 2015

Belvedere Vodka awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ at the International Spirits Challenge 2015

22/07/2015 - 11:28
Belvedere Vodka, the world’s original luxury vodka, is thrilled to announce it has been awarded ‘Vodka Producer of the Year’ at the International Spirits Challenge 2015 (ISC), one of the worlds largest, oldest and most respected blind-tasted spirits competitions. read more
New liquor laws discriminate against blacks: FMF

New liquor laws discriminate against blacks: FMF

13/07/2015 - 09:27
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) is set to oppose the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) National Liquor Policy that it says, “will effectively ban liquor sales in townships”. read more
The best wines in South Africa

The best wines in South Africa

25/06/2015 - 13:13
The South African Wine Index (SAWi) has released its ranking of the top wine producers in South Africa, and the leading brand in each wine category. read more
Minister to rein in liquor industry ties

Minister to rein in liquor industry ties

20/06/2012 - 09:09
The Department of Social Development is finalising a set of instructions to all national and provincial government departments to regulate and restrict their interaction and relationships with the liquor industry, says a departmental spokeswoman. read more
Ban on alcohol ads under discussion

Ban on alcohol ads under discussion

09/03/2012 - 08:06
Johannesburg - There are no definite plans to ban alcohol adverts but all options to curb alcohol abuse are being considered, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe said on Thursday.  read more