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Nederburg recognised as one of the Most Admired Brands globally
Nederburg recognised as one of the Most Admired Brands globallyArticle

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...

6 Apr 2021

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#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gearsArticle

The South African wine industry is entering a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Although challenges such as climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures are expected to continue into 2020, it has led to the industry becoming more streamlined, focused and adaptable...

Rico Basson 18 Dec 2019

From left to right: Beverly Farmer from Women in Wine, Malmsey Rangaka from M’Hudi Wines, Denise Stubbs from Thokozani, Sheila Hlanjwa from Lathitha Wines, and Carmen Stevens from Carmen Stevens Wines at the recent ProWine China.
Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine ChinaArticle

Eleven black-owned wine brand made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine China trade show in Shanghai, China held from 12 to 14 November 2019...

6 Dec 2019

Publik takes over CyberCellar in deal with Silvertree
Publik takes over CyberCellar in deal with SilvertreeArticle

Publik will take ownership of online retailer CyberCellar, following the signing of an agreement with current owner Silvertree Holdings...

5 Dec 2019

Better Grapes Wine Fair highlights progress in SA wine industry
Better Grapes Wine Fair highlights progress in SA wine industryArticle

The Better Grapes Wine Fair taking place on 10 September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, will highlight the progress in terms of gender equality, diversity, empowerment, sustainability and wine quality in the South African wine industry...

5 Sep 2019

Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 list
Nederburg included in World's Most Admired Wine Brand top 50 listArticle

For the fourth consecutive year, Nederburg has been included in the top 50 list of The World's Most Admired Wine Brands by UK-based publication, Drinks International.

19 Mar 2019

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Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine companyArticle

Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash said the move was a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.

15 Jan 2019

Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend
Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape BlendArticle

2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend awards celebrated South African winemakers' unique combinations using Pinotage as their key component...

31 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytellingArticle

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the yearArticle

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

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Tantalising tapas-style Winter antipasti at Anthonij Rupert Wyne's Terra del CapoArticle

On a day that started with a misty chill and brightened to crisp winter perfection, I joined the select group of media dining at Terra del Capo at Anthonij Rupert Wyne on the L'Ormarins Estate in Franschhoek to sample their new tapas-style winter antipasti menu. Get those taste buds ready! This is definitely one to add to your Winter to-do list...

Leigh Andrews 17 May 2018

Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announced
Creating a sustainable wine future: CapeWine 2018 opening seminar speakers announcedArticle

South African wine producers are readying themselves for CapeWine 2018, under the theme \Hannuwa - encapsulating the philosophy of the South African wine industry as a pledge to farming sustainably...

19 Mar 2018

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Wine industry prioritising transformation and talent developmentArticle

The South African wine industry has prioritised transformation and the development of people as key imperatives to ensure a strong and sustainable future...

8 Mar 2018

Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design Awards
Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer Label Design AwardsArticle

South African wine and beer producers as well as design studios are invited to enter the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards...

2 Feb 2018

Distell's Bisquit now Campari
Distell's Bisquit now CampariArticle

Distell, the liquor brands conglomerate controlled by Remgro, called time on its international cognac market strategy by selling its French subsidiary Bisquit for €52.5m...

Marc Hasenfuss 21 Dec 2017

BMi Research wine report released
BMi Research wine report releasedArticle

The wine report recently released by BMi Research revealed that the wine category saw only a limited growth in volume during 2016...

18 Dec 2017

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Wines and their labels: Crafting narratives that speak to usArticle

If wine brands want to signify their differences and tell a story, be it real or fictional, about their product, they do so primarily through label design...

Franck Celhay 14 Dec 2017

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New wine brand makes its mark on SA wine marketArticle

The South African wine market is saturated with thousands of brands, so launching a new wine might be risky - but for Orange River Cellars, where there is a will, there is a way...

29 Nov 2017

Jeremy Borg (Painted Wolf Wines), Beyers Truter (Pinotage Association), Andre Scriven (Rooiberg), Johan van der Watt (Absa), Eric Saayman (Riebeek Cellars)
Top three rosé wines crownedArticle

The winners of the Pinotage Association's inaugural Pinotage Rosé Competition have been announced...

5 Oct 2017

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourismArticle

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

28 Sep 2017

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Marketplace Africa explores trends and changes in South Africa's wine industryArticle

Marketplace Africa explores South Africa's wine making industry and talks to CEO of Heritage Link Brands about how her company creates opportunities for young black people wanting to break into the wine industry...

11 Sep 2017

Distell sells venerable wine farms and brands
Distell sells venerable wine farms and brandsArticle

Remgro-controlled liquor conglomerate Distell, which aims to double revenue and profits by 2021, is selling long-held wine farms and wine brands...

Marc Hasenfuss 1 Sep 2017

Delicious delights at this year's Oyster, Wine & Food Festival
Delicious delights at this year's Oyster, Wine & Food FestivalArticle

The Oyster, Wine & Food Festival takes place on Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September 207 in the Outdoor Arena, Montecasino.

11 Aug 2017

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DGB named Best South African Producer at international wine eventArticle

DGB has been announced as the Best South African Producer at MUNDUS VINI International Award and Spring Tasting and was honoured among the world's greatest on the first day of wine trade fair ProWein in Düsseldorf...

22 Mar 2017

Nicky Weimar
Wine industry should focus on domestic market, quality rather than quantityArticle

The Nedbank VinPro Information Day, which focused on ways to unlock value from the farm gate to the shelf, revealed its annual forecast...

23 Jan 2017

Castel’s 162-hectare vineyard in Ziway, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's emerging wine industry luring consumers locally and abroadArticle

While Ethiopia's Rift Valley wine is targeting more experienced wine drinkers, foreigners and high-end restaurants, its Acacia range is aimed at an emerging Ethiopian wine-drinker…

19 Jan 2017

Lizelle Gerber
#BizTrends2017: Building confidence in South African winesArticle

We catch up with Lizelle Gerber, winemaker at Boschendal, to find out what will keep the wine flowing this year...

Cari Coetzee 13 Jan 2017

Mpact Plastics FMCG division is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in southern Africa
Mpact Plastics FMCG division is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in southern AfricaArticle

This multifaceted business manufactures a range of packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 12 Dec 2016

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Why Rupert is "sick of the King code"Article

The Remgro AGM last week, chaired by chairman, Johann Rupert, was worth the cost of the trek out to the Erinvale in Somerset West...

12 Dec 2016

#BestofBiz 2016: Agriculture
#BestofBiz 2016: AgricultureArticle

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2016 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views.

8 Dec 2016

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Vasari has big ambitions for KWVArticle

The new controlling shareholder of liquor group KWV Holdings will have its work cut out to fortify profits in the brandy sector...

Marc Hasenfuss 1 Jun 2016

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Cheers! Vasari acquires KWVArticle

Vasari acquisition of KWV set to transform African spirits market...

16 May 2016

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Vasari to use KWV as platform to grow African spiritsArticle

Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari has reached an agreement with KWV group to acquire 100% of its operational assets for R1.15 billion...

13 May 2016

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Cautionaries spark talk that HCI may offload KWVArticle

Rumours are swirling that empowerment conglomerate Hosken Consolidated Investments could sell its controlling stake in wine and brandy producer KWV Holdings...

Marc Hasenfuss 20 Apr 2016

Nederburg's Ingenuity White enjoys international acclaim
Nederburg's Ingenuity White enjoys international acclaimArticle

Nederburg's 2014 Ingenuity White has been featured as one of South Africa's top-rated white blends by the tasting panel of US-based The International Wine Review.

11 Apr 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: Doing wine well
#BrandManagerMonth: Doing wine wellArticle

Alison Pearce is the national marketing and sales manager at Accolade Wines South Africa, a major global wine business, with leading wine brands filling their portfolio to the brim...

Cari Van Wyk 29 Mar 2016

#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brands
#BrandManagerMonth: for the love of wine brandsArticle

Meet Melissa Diedericks, marketing manager South Africa for Earthbound organic and Fairtrade wines. Diedericks is no stranger to wine brands and...

Cari van Wyk 11 Mar 2016

Bursaries to boost wine business skills in difficult times
Bursaries to boost wine business skills in difficult timesArticle

The UCT Graduate School of Business and the VinPro Foundation are offering five bursaries for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study Wine Business Management at the GSB in 2016...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 29 Jan 2016

A place in the sun for university graduate
A place in the sun for university graduateArticle

Alvercia Juries is the first person in her family to attain a tertiary qualification and the first belonging to South Africa's network of Fairtrade-accredited farms...

4 Jan 2016

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Distell and Terlato Wine Group is merging spiritsArticle

Distell Group has established a joint venture with US-based Terlato Wine Group to maximise distributions and sales of its top brands...

26 Nov 2015

New venue for the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival
New venue for the Soweto Wine and Lifestyle FestivalArticle

The Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival will be held from 4 to 6 September, 2015, at the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication, Kliptown, Soweto.

25 Aug 2015

Distell full-year revenue rises as thirst for wine grows
Distell full-year revenue rises as thirst for wine growsArticle

Stellenbosch-based liquor conglomerate Distell (DST) on Wednesday reported a surge in revenue driven by the domestic market as consumers' thirst for the group's wine brands grew...

Colleen Goko 20 Aug 2015

KWV receives recognition as a global brand
KWV receives recognition as a global brandArticle

The prestigious Drinks International 'World's 50 Most Admired Wine Brands' annual awards, a globally recognised honour, has included KWV for the fourth successive year - the only South African wine brand to attain this global accolade...

13 Apr 2015

Rolf Akermann
Why do wine brands think they don't need a positioning/proposition?Article

All other categories in the liquor sector have a very strong and focused positioning. Why not wines? It seems as if wine estates believe their...

Rolf Akermann 9 Jul 2014

KWV most admired SA wine brand
KWV most admired SA wine brandArticle

According to Drinks International, a wine and spirit publication, KWV has moved up three places in the World's 50 Most Admired Wine Brands, moving from 35 in 2013 to 32 in 2014. It is the only South African entry in the awards, which are a barometer of industry regard.

23 Jun 2014

SA producers must view wine as a commodity
SA producers must view wine as a commodityArticle

Editor-at-large of Meininger's Wine Business International and author of the influential Wine Travel Guide to the World, Robert Joseph addressed Cape wine producers ahead of the opening of entries for the 2015 Global Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards.

14 May 2014

New crop of Cape Wine Masters
New crop of Cape Wine MastersArticle

Six new Cape Wine Masters (CWM) have joined the ranks of the CWM who have graduated since 1984. There are three from Gauteng, Sandy Harper, Debi van Flymen and Conrad Louw, while Francois Bezuidenhout, Marius Malan and Nina-Mari Bruwer make up the Western Cape trio who, coincidentally, also all qualified at Stellenbosch University with a BScAgric degree in Viticulture and Oenology.

14 May 2014

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