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

Muratie releases maiden Brut Rosé
Muratie releases maiden Brut Rosé

In response to countless requests for a pink bubbly from ladies visiting its tasting room, Muratie has released its maiden Rosé Cap Classique, the Lady Alice 2012...

19 Jan 2015 13:15

Quinine cordial released for trade market
Quinine cordial released for trade market

Hendrick's Gin has releases a new quinine cordial for bartenders. Combining lavender and orange distillates with extracts of orange blossom, wormwood and holy thistle, Quinetum's core ingredient of cinchona succirubra bark is balanced for a more rounded and workable liquid...

28 Nov 2014 16:12

Sauvignon Blancs welcome summer
Sauvignon Blancs welcome summer

Both Robertson Winery and Fleur du Cap have released a new Sauvignon Blanc for summer.

24 Nov 2014 10:38

Reformulated Scottish Leader coming this December
Reformulated Scottish Leader coming this December

After 12 months of extensive global consumer research, what is now positioned as the Scottish Leader Original has been reformulated with improved body and balance...

12 Nov 2014 11:21

Two new vodkas freshen the bar scene
Two new vodkas freshen the bar scene

For the festive season, two new vodkas have been launched on the South African market - Skyy Infusions Vanilla Bean and Russian Bear Single Batch.

4 Nov 2014 10:00

Nederburg adds more red and white to 56HUNDRED range
Nederburg adds more red and white to 56HUNDRED range

Nederburg has added a Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot to its 56HUNDRED range, adding to the original Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.

10 Oct 2014 13:02

Launch of Savanna Dry Angry Lemon
Launch of Savanna Dry Angry Lemon

A limited edition of Savanna Dry Angry Lemon, available for this summer only, has been released to create some excitement in the cider category. Playing on the quirky side of dry, it is a cider with a splash of lemon, for a distinctively fresh taste.

2 Oct 2014 11:22

New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay
New Fairtrade Rosé released by Walker Bay

Walker Bay has released its new Fairtrade Rosé, the De Bos Walker Bay 47 Varietal Rosé, made from 47 varietals.

18 Sep 2014 11:04

SAB launches Castle Lite Lime
SAB launches Castle Lite Lime

Capitalising on the growth in the flavoured beer market, the latest beer extension is Castle Lite Lime. Flavoured beer is considered one of the fastest-growing sectors in the beer market globally, growing 7% by volume in 2013, according to Euromonitor International.

4 Sep 2014 10:29

Avondale organic wine farm produces 'slow wines'
Avondale organic wine farm produces 'slow wines'

Using natural organic methods, the Avondale organic wine farm produces seven natural wines. Proprietor Johnathan Grieve pioneered the organic-biodynamic-scientific approach he calls BioLOGIC.

12 Aug 2014 10:12

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