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#DoBizZA: Buy local, drink responsibly to kickstart craft beer recovery

With tasting rooms shut for months and retail sales restricted, many local breweries have shed jobs, and some have been forced to shut down entirely...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions

South Africa's alcohol industry welcomed last night's announcement by the government to place the entire country on Alert Level 1, but raised concerns about the continued restrictions for off-consumption sales...

17 Sep 2020

Tim Atkin releases 2020 report for South African wines

Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin has released his latest in-depth look at the South African wine industry. His annual report, now in its eighth year, is regarded as one of the most detailed and authoritative overviews of South African wine...

16 Sep 2020

Does alcohol have an undisclosed African heritage?

Alcohol is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world. But where was the first alcoholic beverage brewed and consumed?

By Neil Rusch 15 Sep 2020

Wijn Tastemaker's Series spotlights SA wine professionals

Wijn, a boutique wine bar and online store based in Paarl, has launched the Wijn Tastemakers Series on YouTube, which puts professionals in SA's wine industry in the spotlight.

14 Sep 2020

CWG Vinotheque Auction to help save wine industry jobs

Wine lovers can look forward to a line-up of rare wines in limited quantities, some from winemakers who have retired from winemaking...

31 Aug 2020

SA liquor industry partners with Community Policing Forums

As part of its alcohol harm-reduction initiatives, the South African liquor industry is working with Community Policing Forums (CPF) in targeted hotspot areas in four provinces...

27 Aug 2020

Alcohol industry to invest R150m in alcohol harm-reduction programmes

The South African alcohol industry has commited to invest no less than R150m in direct harm-reduction programmes over the coming year...

21 Aug 2020

Cape Winemakers Guild announces wines for this year's Nedbank CWG Auction

The Cape Winemakers Guild has announced the wines that will form part of the 2020 Nedbank CWG Auction, which will be hosted by Bonhams on Saturday, 3 October 2020 from 12pm (London time)...

20 Aug 2020

Industry welcomes lifting of alcohol ban, will avail resources to fight Covid-19

South Africa's alcohol has welcomed the announcement by the Government to resume the trading and distribution of alcohol and place the entire country on Alert Level 2...

17 Aug 2020

Nederberg spotlights its female winemakers, viticulturist this Women's Month

Celebrating Women's Month, Nederburg shares a bit about the journeys of the winery's female winemakers and viticulturist who are currently responsible for the making of Nederburg's wines...

13 Aug 2020

Alcohol industry says ban poses risk to trade partnership

The local alcohol industry has noted the concerns raised by spiritsEurope regarding imbalances in trade between South Africa and the EU, as a result of the continued prohibition on the sale of alcohol...

11 Aug 2020

Treasury grants 90-days deferral of excise tax due on alcoholic beverages

The alcohol industry welcomes the positive response from the National Treasury to its request for a deferment of excise tax on alcoholic beverages...

4 Aug 2020

Alcohol ban dampens SAB and Heineken's investment ambitions

SAB has halted R5bn in investments in South Africa over the next two years, while Heineken SA is reevaluating plans to establish a new major production facility in KwaZulu-Natal...

4 Aug 2020

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