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Final call for entries: 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine and Spirits shows

The wine and spirits industries are reminded to submit their respective entries for the 2021 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show by Friday, 23 April...

2 days ago

Information sessions to reflect on wine industry status, vineyard trends

How is the wine industry doing one year after the launch of Covid-19, and what's new in the field of wine grape growing?

14 Apr 2021

Nederburg recognised as one of the Most Admired Brands globally

For the fifth time, Nederburg features on the Drinks International's World's Most Admired Wine Brands list for 2021. The Paarl winery, listed in 34th position, is the highest placed of two South African wine brands to appear on the list...

7 Apr 2021

Off-premise booze ban over Easter weekend

There will be a four-day ban on the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption over the upcoming Easter weekend...

31 Mar 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

Alcohol industry suggests measures to curb third wave of Covid-19

The South African alcohol industry has made recommendations to the government through Nedlac on alternative measures to deal with short-term pressure on hospitals...

26 Mar 2021

Webinar sheds light on holistic management of grapevines

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By Carin Venter 12 Mar 2021

New private label wine range supports struggling winemakers

Shoprite and Checkers have purchased more than 1.5 million litres of wine from South African farms since the start of lockdown to help ease the burden brought on by Covid-19...

12 Mar 2021

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry

Excise tax will be increased by 8%, which will exceed the targeted excise duties for wine, beer and spirits set by Treasury itself, at 11%, 23% and 36% respectively...

25 Feb 2021

Excise duties shoot up

Government will increase the excise duties on alcohol and tobacco products by 8%...

24 Feb 2021

DrinkIQ resource relaunched to encourage mindful drinking

DrinkIQ.com, an online resource developed by Diageo and initiated globally, was recently relaunched to provide updated and comprehensive information on alcohol to the South African public...

9 Feb 2021

Vinpro pushes ahead with court application

Despite the partial lifting of the ban on the local sale of liquor, Vinpro on behalf of its members will continue with its urgent court challenge to avoid any future disruptions in the South African wine industry and its value-chain due to a rise in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations...

5 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry recovery - glass half full

The alcohol industry, which supports over one million livelihoods, is relieved at the easing of ban, but the debate as to how we deal with our attitudes around alcohol in SA is long overdue...

By Michael Smollan 4 Feb 2021

Alcohol industry welcomes easing of ban, pleads for transparency

The SA alcohol industry welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement yesterday evening to partially reinstate the sale of alcohol...

2 Feb 2021

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