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Cognac sales cheer Remy shares

PARIS - Strong cognac sales for French beverage giant Remy Cointreau cheered investors who poured money into the company's stock on Thursday...

2 days ago

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Distell free of stifling control but minorities seem jumpy

Judging by the share price movement over the past four weeks, minority shareholders in Distell have still not come to terms with the unexpected news that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) will be acquiring the 26.4% of the company held by Anheuser-Busch InBev...

By Ann Crotty 2 days ago

Changing the way you think about tequlia
Changing the way you think about tequlia

A new local blend of tequila, Dia Noche Tequila, has been produced in the heart of the Karoo, the only other place where the Agave plant can grow besides Mexico...

28 Dec 2016

Trying out News Cafe’s new cocktail at The Boardwalk are, from left, Mon-Lee March, 24, Luisa Kutz, 33, and Ashley Tessendorf, 25.
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Almost R1,000 for a jug full of high-class summer fizz

A bottle of Luc Belaire Rose champagne, a dash of Tanqueray gin and a big dose of punch certainly sounds like a delicious summer thirst-quencher...

By Athena O'Reilly 23 Dec 2016

Mason launches new range of alcoholic mixed drinks in SA
Mason launches new range of alcoholic mixed drinks in SA

The official launch of Original Mason's took place on 14 December 2016 at The Deck Rooftop & Pool Bar at Cape Quarter Lifestyle Centre. Mason's has transferred the growing global trend in cocktail consumption from the bar into an innovative range and brand of excellent cocktail spritzers...

23 Dec 2016

Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA
Authentic Mexican beer arrives in SA

Mexican beer, Sol, is now available in South Africa just in time for summer refreshment...

2 Dec 2016

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William Grant & Sons named Distiller of the Year, takes home 60 medals

Earlier this month, the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) awarded William Grant & Sons the title of Distiller of the Year, the highest honour to be bestowed by the organisation. In addition, the distillery won the title of Scotch Producer of the Year...

25 Nov 2016

Heineken cheers rise in Q3 beer sales
Heineken cheers rise in Q3 beer sales

THE HAGUE - Dutch brewing giant Heineken toasted a 2.0 percent growth in global beer sales for the third quarter, boosted by a warm European summer and strong performances in Asia and Mexico...

27 Oct 2016

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Brewer AB InBev sells big brands to complete megamerger

BRUSSELS - The world's biggest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev confirmed the sale of major businesses in Africa, Europe and Asia on Tuesday, as it completed the mega-takeover of rival SABMiller...

12 Oct 2016

Wilderer Distillery wins at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards
Wilderer Distillery wins at Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

At the recent Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, Wilderer Distillery received two gold medals and a silver medal...

6 Oct 2016

French giant invests in Cape wine
French giant invests in Cape wine

After snapping up L'Avenir and Le Bonheur in Stellenbosch, French wine giant AdVini has bought 50% of Forrester Vineyards, aiming to double its sales in the next few years...

By Dave Chambers 20 Sep 2016

Douglas Green introduces its first authentic Spanish Sherry range
Douglas Green introduces its first authentic Spanish Sherry range

Douglas Green has introduced its first authentic Spanish Sherry range comprising a Pale Cream, Medium Dry and Cream Sherry, each produced and bottled in Spain and fully imported for sale at selected outlets throughout South Africa under the Douglas Green brand...

20 Sep 2016

Neil Ellis Wines scores highly in UK, US
Neil Ellis Wines scores highly in UK, US

Tim Atkin, British Master of Wine and the acclaimed US wine magazine, Wine Spectator, have both honoured Neil Ellis Wines with outstanding ratings...

12 Sep 2016

Tokara launches Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Tokara launches Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

As part of its Reserve Collection, Tokara has launched its Reserve Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, which highlights the unique terroir of its vineyards and specifically the varietal character expressed from these vineyards...

8 Sep 2016

The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve now available in SA
The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve now available in SA

The Glenlivet has launched Founder's Reserve in South Africa, the new unaged, entry-level whisky...

6 Sep 2016

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Interest in local craft gin blossoms

The cool thing about a trend is setting it, not playing catch-up. And South African craft gins are right at the front of the pack, leading the revival of the white spirit...

By Ufrieda Ho 31 Aug 2016

Jack Daniel's launches Tennessee Fire in SA
Jack Daniel's launches Tennessee Fire in SA

Jack 'Fire' is set to turn up the heat in South Africa, as Jack Daniel's releases its 'hottest' new member...

30 Aug 2016

Three Ships Whisky launches limited edition 10 year old single malt
Three Ships Whisky launches limited edition 10 year old single malt

Three Ships Whisky has launched a limited edition 10-year-old single malt that carries a 2005 vintage statement. It follows the successful release of the first single malt launched in 2003 and the collector's tin series over a three-year period in 2010, 2011 and 2012...

29 Aug 2016

Heineken launches Strongbow Apple Cider in SA
Heineken launches Strongbow Apple Cider in SA

Heineken is launching Strongbow Apple Cider in South Africa this month, offering more variety and choice, including Gold Apple, Original Dry and Red Berries...

29 Aug 2016

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Brewer AB InBev to cut 5,500 jobs after SABMiller merger

BRUSSELS - The world's top brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev will cut around 5,500 jobs after it completes its huge merger with rival SABMiller, a source with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday...

29 Aug 2016

CyberCellar celebrates Women's Month with top favourites
CyberCellar celebrates Women's Month with top favourites

Keeping in the 'pink' mood, CyberCellar recommends some top favourites for women during August...

17 Aug 2016

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Fawu's fight in AB InBev's takeover of SABMiller pays off

Workers at South African Breweries (SAB) who own shares through the Zenzele scheme are to get an average advance payment of about R32,000 when the deal with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) goes through, following a hard-fought battle by the Food and Allied Workers Union (Fawu)...

By Ann Crotty 16 Aug 2016

Global Glenfiddich competition to find experimental bartender plus creative outsider
Global Glenfiddich competition to find experimental bartender plus creative outsider

A global search by Glenfiddich aims to recognise and reward maverick individuals who collaborate with artists outside of the traditional drinks world in order to create a more surprising, inventive and unique drinking experience.

16 Aug 2016

Brew deal a Distell gain, says tribunal
Brew deal a Distell gain, says tribunal

Several of the conditions imposed on the merger between SABMiller and Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev are likely to strengthen the competitive position of Distell, according to the Competition Tribunal's analysis of the reasons for granting conditional approval for the megabrew deal.

By Ann Crotty 5 Aug 2016

Distell wins Best Worldwide Brandy, Best Cognac, Best Vodka at 2016 IWSC
Distell wins Best Worldwide Brandy, Best Cognac, Best Vodka at 2016 IWSC

At the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London, Distell won Best Worldwide Brandy, Best Cognac and Best Vodka...

5 Aug 2016

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Time running out for investors to trade in SABMiller on JSE

If all goes to plan October 5 will be the last day investors will be able to trade in the oldest industrial company on the JSE...

By Ann Crotty 4 Aug 2016

Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer
Brewer SABMiller accepts AB InBev final offer

LONDON - Brewer SABMiller's board on Friday accepted a final takeover offer from rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, the company said in a statement, heralding what will be one of the world's biggest ever takeovers...

1 Aug 2016

Another SA win at International Wine & Spirit Competition
Another SA win at International Wine & Spirit Competition

Adding to the South African accolades achieved earlier this month at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), Van Ryn's brandy distillery in Stellenbosch this week claimed the International Wine & Spirit Competition trophy for Worldwide Best Brandy...

1 Aug 2016

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Sweetened SABMiller offer is final, says AB InBev

BRUSSELS - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, said its offer for nearest rival SABMiller was final and could not be changed...

By Philip Blenkinsop 29 Jul 2016

#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beer
#FreshOffTheShelf: Blood Serpent, Africa's first carbon neutral beer

South African brewer, Darling Brew has launched Blood Serpent, the first carbon neutral beer in Africa. Darling Brew is a microbrewery located in Darling in the Western Cape...

28 Jul 2016

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