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Strong growth for Aperol helps pep up Campari sales

Strong growth for Aperol helps pep up Campari sales

01/08/2019 - 10:37
The popularity of orange aperitif Aperol and a jump in demand for tequila brand Espolon helped Campari to report better than expected sales growth in the second quarter, boosting shares in the Italian spirits group. read more
Finalists in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards announced

Finalists in the Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards announced

08/07/2019 - 09:05
The Sunday Times Lifestyle Beer Awards in partnership with Makro announced the finalists across five categories in this inaugural competition. The Awards celebrate the creators and retailers of local and internationally crafted beers and will present as a guide to the best beers on the market. read more
Pernod Ricard acquires Italian gin brand Malfy

Pernod Ricard acquires Italian gin brand Malfy

24/06/2019 - 13:34
Pernod Ricard’s stand-alone gin brand The Gin Hub has confirmed its purchase of Italian gin brand Malfy. The Gin Hub claims the resultant increased portfolio breadth will drive growth in the Super-Premium Gin category. read more
China's thirst for cognac helps Remy Cointreau top profit forecast

China's thirst for cognac helps Remy Cointreau top profit forecast

07/06/2019 - 10:02
Remy Cointreau handed investors a special dividend payout after reporting a stronger-than-expected 14% rise in annual operating profit, helped by cost cuts and robust demand for its premium cognacs in China. read more
Pernod confident over Asia while Creek sells well in China

Pernod confident over Asia while Creek sells well in China

05/06/2019 - 09:09
Drinks group Pernod Ricard, being targeted by activist investor Elliot, is confident over its growth prospects in Asia including for wines such as its Jacob’s Creek brand. read more
Fine and rare South African wines to go under the hammer in unprecedented Strauss & Co auction

Fine and rare South African wines to go under the hammer in unprecedented Strauss & Co auction

21/05/2019 - 16:08
Strauss & Co’s inaugural Fine Wine Auction, to be held in partnership with online retailer WineCellar.co.za and leading Sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, takes place at 3 pm on Saturday 8 June 2019 at Strauss & Co’s offices in Johannesburg when a selection of the finest South African wines will be offered. It forms part of a week of art and wine and follows after Strauss & Co’s first Saturday Live art auction which takes place in the morning. read more
Sauvignon Blanc SA is the new ambassador for a global favourite

Sauvignon Blanc SA is the new ambassador for a global favourite

03/05/2019 - 08:53
South Africa's champion for Sauvignon Blanc, one of the country's most widely planted wine grape varieties, has undergone a transformation that brings momentum to its international success. Formerly known as the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG), Sauvignon Blanc South Africa not only announces a new name but taken the opportunity of International Sauvignon Blanc Day (3 May) to ring in a string of changes. read more
Autograph Gin wins Best Gin in Africa award

Autograph Gin wins Best Gin in Africa award

02/05/2019 - 13:56
The International Gin Guide Award, released their awards for 2019 on the 30th of April 2019. read more
Heineken records strong quarter after volume growth in all regions

Heineken records strong quarter after volume growth in all regions

25/04/2019 - 13:54
Heineken has recorded first-quarter net profit of €299 million, in part thanks to volume increases across all regions. read more
Egg hunting just got more fun for adults with the introduction of Sugarbird® Gin Eggs

Egg hunting just got more fun for adults with the introduction of Sugarbird® Gin Eggs

11/04/2019 - 14:59
Made by entrepreneurial spirited local gin brand Sugarbird®, the Sugarbird Gin Eggs is the brainchild of co-owners Nzeka Biyela and Rob Heyns.  read more
 Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels

09/04/2019 - 10:29
Cathedral Cellar is relaunching globally with wine labels which allow wine enthusiasts to invite its winemaker, Wim Truter, to their dinner time conversation, via augmented reality technology.  read more
Beam Suntory brings Roku Japanese gin to South Africa

Beam Suntory brings Roku Japanese gin to South Africa

25/03/2019 - 14:10
Uniquely bottled in a hexagonal glass vessel, Roku Gin is a distinctive spirit from Japan’s revered Suntory brand; one of the countries’ most awarded spirits producers, mastering the skill of making gin since 1936. read more
Grande Provence appoints Vinesse to manage national wine sales and distribution

Grande Provence appoints Vinesse to manage national wine sales and distribution

26/02/2019 - 10:20
Grande Provence, the landmark Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, has appointed Vinesse Wine and Spirit Merchants to manage the national sales and distribution of their wines. read more
Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

Global brewers have a thirst for African profits

26/02/2019 - 08:26
It’s a somewhat distant memory now, but in the early 2000s the company once known as SA Breweries (SAB) came off second best to global drinks group Diageo in a fight for control of the Kenyan beer market, in what was dubbed the "beer wars". read more
Anheuser-Busch acquires Cutwater Spirits

Anheuser-Busch acquires Cutwater Spirits

25/02/2019 - 14:56
Anheuser-Busch has acquired US alcohol company Cutwater Spirits, as it expands its business in the spirits and canned cocktail category. read more
SA retailer selling gin packs to give your G&T a distinctive twist

SA retailer selling gin packs to give your G&T a distinctive twist

12/02/2019 - 21:45
Retailers have taken note of the huge gin trend - for example, in 2011, Pick n Pay stocked around 20 gins and now have over 100 different varieties - with over 25% of those being locally produced. read more
KWV Cruxland Gin among the world’s best for a second time running

KWV Cruxland Gin among the world’s best for a second time running

28/01/2019 - 10:57
For the second year running, KWV Cruxland Gin has triumphed as the Best South African London Dry Gin for Taste at the prestigious World Gin Awards. The announcement was made at the Caledonian Club in London, in the presence of more than 100 guests and influencers from the gin industry.  read more
Value of wine exports up despite drought in Western Cape

Value of wine exports up despite drought in Western Cape

28/01/2019 - 09:41
The value of wine exports grew by 4% in 2018, despite a difficult season and a long-term trend of producers dwindling. read more
AB InBev soars on potential IPO of Asian operations

AB InBev soars on potential IPO of Asian operations

14/01/2019 - 11:26
AB InBev’s share price jumped 8% to R1,045.79 after Bloomberg reported it is considering separately listing its Asian operations. read more
Rum making a comeback after 500 years

Rum making a comeback after 500 years

06/12/2018 - 08:43
Rum has come a long way over the last 500 years. For centuries, rum has had a bad rep and has long been branded the juvenile delinquent of spirits. Now, growing in popularity it is fast showing its appeal to sippers world-wide and has found a new home in South Africa.  read more
Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

26/11/2018 - 11:41
Port2Port.wine, an online wine marketplace based in South Africa, has been awarded the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher’s Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year. 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
Campari toasts fashionable Aperol's success

Campari toasts fashionable Aperol's success

07/11/2018 - 11:04
Drinkers’ growing taste for Aperol, the bright orange aperitif, helped to boost sales growth at parent Campari in the third quarter, which covers the peak summer period in some of the company’s main markets. read more
AB InBev watching the legal marijuana market closely

AB InBev watching the legal marijuana market closely

01/11/2018 - 10:04
The world’s biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), says it is keeping a close eye on the burgeoning cannabis market as some of its peers forge ties with marijuana companies. read more
Loxtonia releases orchard to bottle cider in response to SA's local artisan demand

Loxtonia releases orchard to bottle cider in response to SA's local artisan demand

29/10/2018 - 10:51
Local farmstead Loxtonia launches their first all-natural premium range of artisanal ciders which hit the market in October 2018. Loxtonia Cider is free of any preservatives and artificial additives and are made from hand-picked apples which are freshly pressed and naturally fermented, bringing to life their key philosophy “Orchard to Bottle”. read more
AB InBev aims to highlight Stella Artois heritage with new designs

AB InBev aims to highlight Stella Artois heritage with new designs

19/09/2018 - 09:21
AB InBev has revealed a new packaging design for its Stella Artois beer brand in the UK as it aims to highlight its Belgian heritage alongside a modern twist. read more
Pernod Ricard launches ready-to-drink Kahlúa espresso martinis

Pernod Ricard launches ready-to-drink Kahlúa espresso martinis

14/09/2018 - 08:56
Pernod Ricard has expanded its Kahlúa coffee liqueur brand with the launch of a ready-to-drink espresso martini can featuring nitrogen widget packaging. read more
2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

31/08/2018 - 13:34
News of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners for 2018, featuring five newcomers and five regulars, comes in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the grape variety.  read more
SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

31/08/2018 - 10:08
In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate last year released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting. This wine was such a success in the market that production has increased for the 2018 vintage which has just hit the market. read more
KWV claims Champion Red Blend at SA Young Wine Show

KWV claims Champion Red Blend at SA Young Wine Show

28/08/2018 - 08:17
KWV received the 2018 SA Champion Red Blend Trophy at the illustrious SA Young Wine Show awards gala dinner, presented by Agri-Expo in the historical Stellenbosch City Hall, on Saturday 25 August. 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
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
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
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

17/07/2018 - 10:41
One of Southern Africa’s leading drinks competitions, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, has entered into a partnership with Checkers which will give consumers greater access to the competition’s award-winning wines and spirits. The agreement will see Checkers offering a selection of Michelangelo winners in its general retail outlets and liquor stores after this year’s awards ceremony, which is to be held on 29 September. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

08/12/2017 - 11:00
Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers. read more
Jim Beam unveils 'Smart Decanter'

Jim Beam unveils 'Smart Decanter'

05/12/2017 - 14:04
Kentucky bourbon whiskey distiller Jim Beam has unveiled what it describes as its first 'artificially intelligent decanter'. read more
Cape Classics celebrates 25 years

Cape Classics celebrates 25 years

29/11/2017 - 11:54
Cape Classics is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the company’s founding in 1992 as a fledgling import business to introduce South African wines to the American wine market.  read more
Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints new CEO

Anheuser-Busch InBev appoints new CEO

17/11/2017 - 10:02
International brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev appointed Michel Doukeris as its new CEO and zone president North America, effective on 1 January 2018. read more
Gruppo Campari posts 8.1% sales growth in first nine months

Gruppo Campari posts 8.1% sales growth in first nine months

14/11/2017 - 14:56
Italian drinks manufacturer Gruppo Campari has posted revenue growth of 8.1% in the first three quarters of the year, with sales reaching €1,275.8 million. read more
AB InBev sells less beer but at higher prices

AB InBev sells less beer but at higher prices

26/10/2017 - 09:15
Raising beer prices helped Anheuser-Busch InBev grow its South African revenue 3.9% in the September quarter, despite the volume it sold falling 2.5%. read more
SAB and AB InBev mark one-year anniversary of business combination

SAB and AB InBev mark one-year anniversary of business combination

12/10/2017 - 10:53
The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB Inbev today mark one year since the two global brewers combined their businesses.  read more
Diageo warns sales dip in China and India to affect first-half earnings

Diageo warns sales dip in China and India to affect first-half earnings

21/09/2017 - 10:51
Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, forecast stronger sales and profit growth in the second half of its financial year after a first half affected by negative factors in China and India and higher spending. read more
Gruppo Campari aims to double African growth

Gruppo Campari aims to double African growth

11/09/2017 - 09:17
Italian liquor giant Gruppo Campari, which started handling its own distribution in SA at the start of 2017, aims to double its revenue flows from African markets in the next few years. read more