Level 3 alcohol sales – More demand than Black Friday

The ban on alcohol sales was lifted on 1 June following South Africa’s move to level 3 of the lockdown, resulting in a remarkable...

Pick n Pay opens pre-orders for liquor through online shop

Pick n Pay customers can now pre-order liquor from its online shop and all orders will be delivered from 1 June 2020.Pick n Pay’s...

Booze is back – and bars may also sell it from...

Alcoholic drinks will go on legal sale again in South Africa on Monday, after 66 days of prohibition.There will be strict rules about buying...

Booze is back – and bars may also sell it from...

Alcoholic drinks will go on legal sale again in South Africa on Monday, after 66 days of prohibition.There will be strict rules about buying...

Beverage alcohol will take five years to bounce back from Covid-19...

 “In many ways, 2019 was perhaps the last ‘normal’ year for the drinks industry”, says IWSR CEO, Mark Meek.Though global beverage alcohol volume increased slightly in...

Alcohol sales ban costs fiscus billions

The South African Breweries (SAB) has warned that losses to the fiscus as a result of illicit alcohol sales in the country could be...

South African drink makers meet with government to discuss how to...

Converting bars into beer-collection points and staggering liquor-store opening hours: Just two of the proposals put to South Africa’s government by drinks makers desperate...

Jose Cuervo owner ups its stake in Eire Born Spirits

The owner of Jose Cuervo Tequila, Becle SAB de CV, has acquired an additional 29% stake in Eire Born Spirits, which is owned by...

Chivas Regal launches “Business Unusual” to support SA small businesses and...

Whisky brand Chivas Regal is taking unprecedented lockdown difficulties faced by small businesses to heart with the launch of ‘Business Unusual’ – a digitally...

Belgian distillery offers gel as tonic for Covid-19

Belgium’s gin and whisky drinkers have been shut up at home for three weeks to avoid the pandemic but one Waterloo distillery is taking...

Makers of Frankie’s Olde Style Soda produce global award-winning gin

The people who gave us Frankie’s Olde Style Soda have, in less than a year, produced a gin that has garnered a global award.Mike...

Insights into the global vermouth market

Exports 2013-2018In 2018, approx. 259M litres of vermouth were exported worldwide; shrinking by -4.1% against the previous year. In general, vermouth exports continue to...

Pernod Ricard commits R2 million to support bartenders, waitrons with #KeepTheSpirit...

Pernod Ricard South Africa, the world’s leading premium spirits and champagne company, has launched the #KeepTheSpirit initiative to help alleviate the economic impact on...

Two world title wins for Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington, home of proudly South African Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, and its Founder Distiller, Andy Watts, both took the...

Bombay Sapphire debuts 100% natural berry-infused gin

Bacardi has expanded its Bombay Sapphire range in the UK with the launch of Bombay Bramble, a new gin bursting with the flavours of...

Pernod Ricard invests in aperitivo brand Italicus

Pernod Ricard has invested in Italian premium bergamot-infused aperitivo brand Italicus, as the spirits company continues to strengthen its portfolio.The announcement coincides with the...

Chivas launches new whisky collection in four blends

Pernod-Ricard owned Scotch whisky brand Chivas Brothers has launched a range of four 13-year-old whiskies as part of a new global collection.The Chivas Extra...

Bloedlemoen Gin launches the perfect tipple for hot days

During the past two years, the global consumption of gin grew faster than any other beverage in the alcohol category. That said, it looks like...