New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers
New packaging for Mitchell's Brewery's beers

Mitchell's, the pride of Knysna and the original South African craft beer, has introduced fresh packaging designs for its beers...

17 May 2017

Global alcoholic drinks market declines for second year
Global alcoholic drinks market declines for second year

According to market research provider, Euromonitor International, the global alcoholic drinks market declined for the second year in a row, after years of growth...

15 May 2017

#FreshOnTheShelf: Hunter's releases new Edge cider with hops
#FreshOnTheShelf: Hunter's releases new Edge cider with hops

Hunter's has released Edge, a new hybrid drink that combines cider refreshment with the taste of hops...

12 May 2017

Four international awards for local gin manufacturer
Four international awards for local gin manufacturer

At the American Distilling Institute's (ADI) Craft Spirits Competition, held in Baltimore in April 2017, local handcrafted dry gin - Ginifer - won three international awards...

8 May 2017

AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA
AB InBev to launch Budweiser in SA

Anheuser-Busch InBev plans to launch Budweiser in SA, it said in its March quarter results on Thursday morning...

By Robert Laing 4 May 2017

KWV recognised as one of world's top distillers
KWV recognised as one of world's top distillers

KWV in Paarl is the only South African company to have made the ‘World Class Distiller' list, announced at the recently concluded World Spirits Awards...

4 Apr 2017

Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell
Tribunal nod for PIC holding in Distell

The Competition Tribunal has approved the Public Investment Corporation's (PIC) acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev's 26.5% stake in Distell...

By Ann Crotty 30 Mar 2017

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Stellenbrau joins Heineken South Africa

Heineken South Africa has signed a deal with Stellenbosch-based brewery, Stellenbrau, making it part of the global brewing concern...

29 Mar 2017

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Heineken bottles out in Hungary beer row

A row between Heineken and a small Romanian brewer backed by the Hungarian government looked to be over on Monday...

28 Mar 2017

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Chinese Baijiu brands overtake whiskey as most valuable spirit

This year, the Chinese Baijiu brands have overtaken whiskey in the Brand Finance Spirits 50. Baijiu, meaning ‘white alcohol', is a Chinese distilled spirit...

23 Mar 2017

PJ Pops prove the power of product innovation
PJ Pops prove the power of product innovation

Pierre Jourdan Popsicles hit shelves in South Africa in September, and has since garnered upwards of R1million in sales...

10 Mar 2017

The Glenlivet releases new rare whisky, completing its Nàdurra range
The Glenlivet releases new rare whisky, completing its Nàdurra range

The Glenlivet has released a new rare whisky, its Nàdurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish, that has been finished in American oak casks...

10 Mar 2017

SAB's former US partner attacks it in its own backyard
SAB's former US partner attacks it in its own backyard

The US monster SABMiller created by acquiring Millers and then merging it with Molson Coors looks set to attack the former SAB in its home market...

By Robert Laing 6 Mar 2017

Distell eyes acquisitions
Distell eyes acquisitions

Acquisitions are key to fortifying growth prospects and duty-free access to China could be a game changer for the local wine market, liquor conglomerate Distell...

By Marc Hasenfuss 27 Feb 2017

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Japan's Kirin selling Brazilian unit to Heineken

Japanese brewer Kirin said Monday it would sell its Brazilian unit to Dutch beer giant Heineken for $706 million, citing a "stagnant and competitive" market...

14 Feb 2017

Pernod Ricard posts positive South African results
Pernod Ricard posts positive South African results

Pernod Ricard has announced its first-half earnings, reporting high single digit volume growth for the first six months in South Africa...

13 Feb 2017

PIC mum on detail of its Distell stake
PIC mum on detail of its Distell stake

Almost two months since the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) emerged as the unlikely purchaser of Anheuser-Busch InBev's (AB InBev's) 26% stake in Distell...

6 Feb 2017

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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...

20 Jan 2017

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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 19 Jan 2017

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

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