SA’s KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy

Paarl-based KWV has been awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards for its brandies in two separate global wine and spirits competitions this week. In the...

Bain’s wins gold at World Whisky Masters

"Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, South Africa’s first single grain whisky, was awarded gold by the impressive panel of judges who lauded the whisky with “this expression...

Klipdrift and 34° celebrate the gold between friends

“We went back to the simplest, most universal form of acknowledgement and achievement we could think of, a shiny golden mini trophy with your name...

SA’s first craft gin club launches

Global growth of gin has increased year on year, accelerating dramatically for the past three. New consumers and product innovation are the driving forces behind the...

Bacardi Holiday Club to feature Swizz Beatz, Cassper Nyovest and Mafikizolo

A total of 30 acts are set to perform at the Bacardi Holiday Club with international artist Swizz Beatz joining Cassper Nyovest and Mafikizolo...

LVMH wines & spirits sees 7% growth in 2017

The group's Champagne business grew steadily, with volumes up by 4%, while Hennessy volumes increased by 8%, with 'significant growth' in China and the US. LVMH says...

Absolut Launches Hilarious And Risque Transparency Video

From Absolut Vodka’s carbon dioxide-neutral distillation process to its sustainable ethos, viewers are invited on a revealing journey to discover how Absolut not only has nothing to...

Gin and tequila popularity helps Diageo post global sales rise

For the six months to 31 December 2017, net sales rose by 1.7% to reach £6.53 billion and operating profit increased by 6.1% to £2.19 billion. Growth...

Scottish Leader and I See A Different You to inspire afro-positivity

Born and bred in Soweto, the internationally acclaimed I See A Different You duo, featuring Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha, shot to fame through their photographic...

Alcoholic Drinks: Seven Trends For 2018

DRINKING GOES MINDFUL From moderation initiatives to breaking the taboo of teetotalism, the trend will gather further momentum, reach critical mass and enter the realms of a...

Brandy and gin popularity helps Distell serve more drinks

The growing popularity of brandy and gin helped Distell increase its overall volume of liquor sold by 3.7% during the six months to end-December. "Exceptional brandy...

Ryan Reynolds purchases stake in Aviation Gin, now available in SA

"About a year ago, I tried Aviation for the first time. Since that day, I’ve spent my time finding some way to infiltrate the company,"...

Government wants liquor ads ban

If Parliament passes the bill, alcohol advertising on radio and television will be banned from 6 am to 10 pm and the age limit for...

Eastside Distilling releases coffee-infused Hue-Hue rum

Called Hue-Hue Coffee Rum, the spirit incorporates Arabica coffee beans which are cold-brewed in small batches by Eastside and blended with silver rum and a trace...

Distell Toasts Giddy Gin, Brandy And Bernini Sales

Brandy sales also did well, with volume growth of 14%. Distell says domestic market revenue increased by 8.2% in the six months to December and sales volumes rose...

New excise duty hikes could stifle brandy industry’s recovery

Speaking on behalf of the country's brandy industry, the Foundation's director, Christelle Reade-Jahn, said that ironically, the above-inflation hikes had come just as the industry was seeing...

Diageo Unveils ‘Jane Walker’ In The US

Diageo says Jane Walker, a limited-edition version of Johnnie Walker black label, will go on sale starting in March. It has revamped the iconic Johnnie Walker logo for...

Aperol sales boost full-year Campari results

The company, which produces brands such as Aperol, Campari, Wild Turkey and Grand Marnier, says that performance was boosted by continued improvement of its key brands...