SAB explains The Beer Bottle Digest
SAB explains The Beer Bottle Digest

While many consumers put a beer bottle to their lips, do they know why the beer is housed in that specific bottle and what the beer bottle label is telling them? The South African Breweries provides a summary that may prove useful, as well as an example of Castle Lager's beer bottle label explained...

26 Aug 2015 12:40

Grande Provence grabs Gold at value-for-money wine awards
Grande Provence grabs Gold at value-for-money wine awards

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate has won three Gold medals at the 2015 Gold Wine Awards for its Angels Tears wines. The 2015 vintages of the Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Red all received Gold medals at this annual wine competition, which acknowledges great value-for-money wines...

19 Aug 2015 11:45



The world's best bartenders do battle in SA
The world's best bartenders do battle in SA

After 12 months of regional and national heats, the 55 most talented bartenders in the world will be coming to South Africa for the Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year competition...

13 Aug 2015 11:00

[#WomenInBiz] "I was perceived to be the marketing girl ... not the distiller" - Q&A with Marlene Bester
[#WomenInBiz] "I was perceived to be the marketing girl ... not the distiller" - Q&A with Marlene Bester

Following a recent brandy and chocolate pairing in celebration of Women's Month, I thought I'd interview the host, who just so happens to be the only female master distiller in South Africa...

By Jessica Taylor 7 Aug 2015 11:00

Heineken opens USD60m brewery in Myanmar
Heineken opens USD60m brewery in Myanmar

THE HAGUE - Dutch beer giant Heineken announced on Monday it has opened a multi-million-dollar brewery in Myanmar, seeking to cash in on one of Asia's high-growth markets...

13 Jul 2015 14:05

Nederburg's Eminence goes on auction
Nederburg's Eminence goes on auction

The 2008 vintage of Nederburg's sweet wine, Eminence, was the only South African entry to make it into the Muscat du Monde Top Ten wines for 2015...

10 Jul 2015 10:20

KWV brandy voted best in the world
KWV brandy voted best in the world

KWV won the Best Brandy & Cognac Producer in the world title earlier this week at the 2015 International Spirit Challenge (ISC) function in London. It was the first time in the ISC's 20-year history that a brandy that is not a cognac has won...

10 Jul 2015 09:40

Leeuwenkuil Cinsault wins Best Niche Red Variety award
Leeuwenkuil Cinsault wins Best Niche Red Variety award

Leeuwenkuil Cinsault 2014, produced from old dryland bushvine vineyards in the Swartland, was awarded the trophy for Best Niche Red Variety at the 2015 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show...

8 Jul 2015 08:00

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky to launch in the US
Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky to launch in the US

Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky, the 100% single grain whisky, is to launch in the US this month when it makes its debut in Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri...

3 Jul 2015 11:55

Call to enter the Du Toitskloof SA Wine Writer Competition
Call to enter the Du Toitskloof SA Wine Writer Competition

Wine writers who have been published in print or online are invited to submit entries before the closing date of 30 September 2015, to the Du Toitskloof SA Wine Writer Competition. The writer of the winning piece will win R30,000...

30 Jun 2015 10:30

Bouchard Finlayson excels at SAWi Awards
Bouchard Finlayson excels at SAWi Awards

Bouchard Finlayson, the South African boutique winery owned by the Tollman family, has won five awards at the 2015 South African Wine Index (SAWi) awards...

24 Jun 2015 11:00

Zonnebloem's Lauréat 2012 released
Zonnebloem's Lauréat 2012 released

Zonnebloem's flagship wine is Lauréat, which takes its name from the laurel conferred in ancient times on those worthy of distinction...

24 Jun 2015 09:50

Eighteen medals for SA brandies at International Spirits Competition
Eighteen medals for SA brandies at International Spirits Competition

South African potstill brandies have won a total of 18 medals at this year's International Spirit Competition. The Oude Meester's 18-year-old Souverein achieved a Gold medal and Van Ryn's 12-year-old Director's Reserve won a Gold Best in Class award...

23 Jun 2015 14:40

Scottish Leader wins UK award
Scottish Leader wins UK award

The Scottish Leader whisky brand has recently been declared a master in its category at the Global Scotch Whisky Masters competition in the UK...

22 Jun 2015 11:30

Grant's goes Gold
Grant's goes Gold

It was a good year for Grant's whisky at this year's Global Scotch Whisky Masters, held at London's Spice Market, as every variant won a medal in its respective category...

18 Jun 2015 08:35

Castle Milk Stout wins Monde Selection award
Castle Milk Stout wins Monde Selection award

The Castle Milk Stout 750ml bottle has won an International High Quality trophy in the 2015 Monde Selection. The award is given to products that achieve a Grand Gold award for three consecutive years...

12 Jun 2015 07:00

Cape Coral Rosé release rounds off rosy decade at Waterkloof Wines
Cape Coral Rosé release rounds off rosy decade at Waterkloof Wines

Styling with a fresh new label in the estate's site-specific Circumstance range, Waterkloof Estate celebrates its decade of winemaking with the release of the tenth vintage of its Cape Coral 2015...

27 May 2015 08:45

All roads lead to craft beer
All roads lead to craft beer

We have seen mainstream beer dominating with not as many threats quickly making their presence felt, until now that is...

By Mbongeleni Hlomuka 25 May 2015 15:33

Nederburg releases its touch of Spain
Nederburg releases its touch of Spain

Nederburg has launched its Ingenuity Spanish blend, with the 2012 maiden vintage being a blend of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Graciano, both famous Rioja varieties that have transplanted extremely well to the Cape's growing conditions...

25 May 2015 10:11

Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend
Grant's releases Select Reserve - the latest premium blend

William Grant & Sons has launched the Grant's Select Reserve - a standout blend with an unmistakable sweet yet rich and peaty flavour...

22 May 2015 11:33

Record year for Rekorderlig ciders
Record year for Rekorderlig ciders

Towards the end of last year, Rekorderlig, a Swedish fruit cider, entered the South African cider market with three of its flagship flavours, Strawberry and Lime, Wild Berries, and Pear...

20 May 2015 14:52

It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!
It's a lager, it's a pilsner... No, it's super beer!

The super-premium beer market in South Africa (traditionally called craft beer), may still be in the early development stage but Standard Bank estimates it could grow 30% this year...

6 May 2015 14:39

Two new red wines ready for winter tasting
Two new red wines ready for winter tasting

The Strandveld and Shannon Vineyards have each released a red wine, just in time to warm those winter nights...

28 Apr 2015 11:19

Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival
Train your sights on new range from Winters Drift, enjoy Elgin festival

Winters Drift Tasting Station, housed in the historic Elgin station has launched a new range of wines called 51 Miles. The first two wines are a Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and an Unwooded Chardonnay 2014...

9 Apr 2015 11:20

Autumn launch of new look ports from De Krans
Autumn launch of new look ports from De Krans

De Krans Wine Cellar in Calitzdorp has launched its new look Premium Cape Ruby NV and Cape Vintage 2013 ports, just in time for those coming cool nights...

7 Apr 2015 12:25

Fruits of the vine come from Finlayson
Fruits of the vine come from Finlayson

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery has released its 2014 Sans Barriques, 2014 Crocodile's Lair/'Kaaimansgat' and 2014 Blanc de Mer...

16 Mar 2015 11:04

Extra, extra - Chivas newest super-premium edition
Extra, extra - Chivas newest super-premium edition

Scottish luxury whisky brand, Chivas Regal has welcomed its fifth addition to the Chivas family of blended whiskies. Chivas Extra is the first new variant launched in almost 10 years that sits within the super-premium range...

11 Mar 2015 15:58

Glenelly Estate releases new vintage reds, whites
Glenelly Estate releases new vintage reds, whites

Glenelly Estate has released all its new vintage red wines. These are Grand Vin de Glenelly 2009, The Lady May 2011, Glass Collection Syrah 2011, Glass Collection Merlot 2012 and Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2012...

24 Feb 2015 14:42

New African craft beers from Striped Horse
New African craft beers from Striped Horse

Grant Rushmere, the founder of BOS Ice Tea and Afro Coffee, and ex-game ranger Charles Bertram have created Striped Horse, new African craft beers...

11 Feb 2015 13:00

Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range
Waterkloof struts its stuff with new Peacock Range

The Peacock Wild Ferment range gets its name from the brightly plumed birds conspicuous in and around Waterkloof's vineyards...

27 Jan 2015 15:27

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