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Charting a course for the next 20 years of CyberCellar

Launched in 1998, wine merchant CyberCellar was among the crop of original online retailers that led the advent of e-commerce in South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 hours ago

Alcohol industry laments restrictions on off-consumption sales

Alcohol indstry associations have expressed concern around the government's decision to restrict retail alcohol sales over the weekend...

17 Jun 2021

South African Breweries turns investment taps back on for home market

SAB has reinstated its investment programme that was cancelled last year, allocating R2bn for its home operations...

By Nqobile Dludla 8 Jun 2021

Wine exports to China? How to navigate trade mark territory...

Media reports that China recently implemented anti-dumping duties on Australian wines introducing import tariffs of anywhere from 100% - 215%...

By Donvay Wegierski 3 Jun 2021

Report documents increase in illicit alcohol trade due to prohibition

A report by Euromonitor International has documented the extraordinary growth of the illicit alcohol trade in 2020 as a direct consequence of the prohibition of alcohol sales...

28 May 2021

Slow and steady wins the race for SA wine industry's 2020/21 grape season

"Moderate weather throughout the season, and specifically during harvest time, resulted in grapes ripening slower, while developing exceptional colour and flavour."

24 May 2021

Calls to restrict alcohol sales disregard state of the SA economy - Salba

The South African Liquor Brandowners Association says the proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising and other alcohol policy interventions are irrelevant to the national response...

21 May 2021

Vergelegen completes eroded watercourse rehabilitation programme

Vergelegen Wine Estate's environmental undertaking on five sites has seen the removal, storage and replanting of some 15,000 indigenous plants that were housed temporarily while the programme was underway...

20 May 2021

SA's Six Dogs Distillery expands footprint to Europe

The local gin distillery is eyeing growth in Europe and will be setting up an office in the Netherlands to help accomplish this goal...

19 May 2021

Heineken in takeover talks with Distell

In a cautionary Sens announcement released on Tuesday, Distell said that Heineken N.V. has approached Distell regarding a potential acquisition...

18 May 2021

Record SA win for Three Ships Whisky at SFWSC 2021

South Africa's Three Ships Whisky snatched up seven awards at the international San Francisco World Spirits Competition...

13 May 2021

Nederburg appoints Samuel Viljoen as cellar master

Seasoned winemaker, Samuel Viljoen has taken over the reins at Nederburg Wine Estate. In his new role, Viljoen oversees the production of the Paarl cellar's multi-tiered range...

5 May 2021

Avondale Wine Estate diversifies offering to ensure sustainability

South Africa's wine industry has been one of the most heavily impacted by Covid-19 and the resultant restrictions, with an overall loss of more than R8bn in direct sales revenue, according to Vinpro...

20 Apr 2021

SU, Vinpro launch vineyard training and research platform

"The Welgevallen Training and Research Vineyards, established in collaboration with SU's Department of Viticulture and Oenology, will not only offer students and researchers of the university access to an exceptional training and research facility, but is also a great platform for knowledge transfer to the broader wine industry."

19 Apr 2021

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