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Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced
Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

This year's Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge attracted 136 entries. The five-member judging panel, tasting all submissions blind, short-listed 33 wines for consideration before deciding on the ten eventual winners.

2 hours ago

South Africa's first craft gin club launches
South Africa's first craft gin club launches

The Gin Box, founded by Jean Buckham, is a gin club that aims to introduce South Africans to the multitude of local craft gin brands...

6 hours ago

Warm winter and low demand lead to vegetable oversupply
Warm winter and low demand lead to vegetable oversupply

Across the country, there is an oversupply of most vegetables, a product of the warm winter as well as depressed buying power on the part of South African consumers....

2 days ago

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers
The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, in conjunction with Wine Menu, features some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers...

17 Aug 2017

Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain
Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil...

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed
Amendment to Liquor Products Act widely welcomed

The Liquor Products Amendment Bill has been widely welcomed by alcohol industry players who say it will go a long way to curbing illicit trade...

By Bekezela Phakathi 17 Aug 2017

Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters
Bain's takes gold at 2017 World Whisky Masters

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky was awarded gold by the panel of judges at the 2017 World Whisky Masters, held by the Spirits Business Magazine in the UK...

17 Aug 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring
#FreshOnTheShelf: Gin-based popsicles launch in spring

JML Consulting, which created Pierre Jourdan Wine Popsicles (PJ Pops) in 2016, will launch two gin & tonic popsicles in September...

16 Aug 2017

(L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, legal consultant; Silvia Fernandes, head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP; Martin Bachmann, group head active management, Quantum Global Group.
Angolan beverage plant gets approval

A new Angolan beverage plant has been approved for development...

15 Aug 2017

Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards
Belvedere Vodka wins gold at international CSR awards

For the third year running, Belvedere Vodka was awarded a gold medal in sustainability at the 2017 International Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Excellence Awards in London...

15 Aug 2017

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Austria confirms find of tainted egg products

Austria on Monday became the latest European country to confirm that it has found the insecticide fipronil in egg products imported from Germany...

15 Aug 2017

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The decrease in honey production and its impact on local producers and consumers

Six questions and answers around the decrease in production of honey and the hive of concern around its impact on local producers and consumer markets...

15 Aug 2017

Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears
Liqueur label cuts famous flapping ears

If you notice something different about your Amarula that's for good reason - as Africa's elephants continue to be slaughtered en masse, the liqueur has removed the elephant from its logo...

By Jeff Wicks 14 Aug 2017

Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment
Lorna Scott adds female fynbos flair to SA's gin segment

Lorna Scott, a driving force behind South Africa's craft gin revolution, never had any experience in the liquor industry when she launched Inverroche Gin...

14 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner
#WomensMonth: Cape Town kombucha queen Meghan Werner

Theonista brewmistress Meghan Werner chats about her love of kombucha and her business journey so far...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Aug 2017

Cheers to Lesley Gracie this Women's Month
Cheers to Lesley Gracie this Women's Month

This Women's Month, gin drinkers can salute Lesley Gracie, master distiller at the Hendrick's Distillery who crafted the recipe for Hendrick's Gin in 1999...

10 Aug 2017

Premier Foods in court fight over use of name
Premier Foods in court fight over use of name

Premier Foods, in which investment group Brait has a majority stake, is taking Premier Food & Fishing (PFF) to court over the company's name...

By Colleen Goko 10 Aug 2017

SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence
SA retailers suffer amid drop in consumer confidence

South African retailers across the board continue to experience a tough local trading environment...

8 Aug 2017

Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business
Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop teaches children fundamentals of business

Blue Ribbon has launched the Mmmm Yum Kidz Tuckshop, a programme to teach learners the practical fundamentals of business...

8 Aug 2017

Is BAT going up in smoke?
Is BAT going up in smoke?

The warm glow of market sentiment usually reserved for highly profitable cigarette giant British American Tobacco has been stubbed out...

8 Aug 2017

Stellenbosch Cabernets get distinctive bottle from Consol
Stellenbosch Cabernets get distinctive bottle from Consol

Consol Glass and local wine producers from Stellenbosch have collaborated to create a new Claret/Bordeaux shaped glass bottle...

8 Aug 2017

Retrenched poultry workers top summit's agenda
Retrenched poultry workers top summit's agenda

The FairPlay Social Support Summit focused on the impact of dumped chicken imports, particularly on industry workers and rural subsistence chicken farmers...

7 Aug 2017

One case, six leading ladies in wine
One case, six leading ladies in wine

Female winemakers in SA are making waves in the winemaking sector and producing fine wines which are causing immense excitement worldwide. Wine Cellar has curated a case of six of SA's top female vintners...

7 Aug 2017

SA energy drinks market, Monsters vs Bulls?
SA energy drinks market, Monsters vs Bulls?

Insight Survey's latest SA Sports and Energy Drinks Industry Landscape Report 2017 carefully unfolds the sports and energy drinks markets based on the latest information and research...

Issued by Insight Survey 7 Aug 2017

Cheer as AB InBev recovers
Cheer as AB InBev recovers

The ignominy of it all. SA Breweries (SAB) was once a colossus that strode across the global beer market, inspiring fear and respect (well, sometimes) wherever it went...

7 Aug 2017

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Winning wines: Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

After much anticipation, the winning wine producers of the 2017 Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have been announced...

4 Aug 2017

Wine enthusiasts spoilt for choice at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Wine enthusiasts spoilt for choice at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Sixty-one individually crafted wines go under the hammer at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction on 30 September 2017 in Stellenbosch, conducted by...

4 Aug 2017

Groot Constantia Grand Constance
Groot Constantia Grand Constance named one of the top 10 in the world

Grand Constance, one of SA's oldest wines produced by Groot Constantia, has been awarded a gold medal and a position in the Top 10 Muscats in the world list at the Muscats du Monde wine competition...

4 Aug 2017

R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win
R350m pumped into Albany Bellville bakery a Western Cape win

Albany Bakeries has launched its new and improved factory in Bellville, Cape Town, following a R350 million investment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

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