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ISC Trophy Winners 2013 I

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge all of its gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of brandy,...

IWSC Spirits Winners 2013 V

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the lis...


IWSC Spirits Winners 2013 I

Olly Wehring | 24 Jul 2013

Earlier today (24 July), the International Wine & Spirit Competition released the list of full winners for spirits for 2013. Here is the list of 'gold outstanding' and 'gold'' winners for Armagnac, Bitters, Brandy, Calvados and Cognac.


Pioneer Food’s KWV Takeover: What Synergies?

Arnold Kirkby | 3 Nov 2010

What would the synergies be should Pioneer Foods, South Africa’s second largest food company, purchase KWV Holdings, the country’s second largest wine and spirit company?


The Losh Cause

Chris Losh | 9 Oct 2006

As they gather in London for their annual tasting, Cape wine producers have two rather unpalatable facts to contemplate – falling sales in the UK and the country’s failure to build its presence in the GBP5-plus category. Chris Losh believes the absence of strong power brands lies at the root of both problems.


South Africa trips up in rush to red

Richard Woodard | 11 Aug 2006

Having over-zealously planted red grape varieties over the past ten years, South Africa now finds itself with a glut of red wine, writes Richard Woodard. Meanwhile, there is insufficient capacity to meet rising demand for white varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and even the country’s “workhorse” Chenin Blanc.

Latest Interviews

The just-drinks interview – Thys Loubser

Olly Wehring | 10 Jul 2007

Thys Loubser was previously a high flier in the chemical industry but when he was invited to become CEO of the South African wine group KWV he had no hesitation in taking the job. In this month’s just-drinks interview, Olly Wehring spoke with Loubser about the opportunities and challenges facing KWV and the key changes he envisages for the company.

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Olly Wehring | 27 Mar 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


Beam Suntory strikes new Baltics tie-up

James Wilmore | 3 Mar 2015

Beam Suntory is boosting its partnership with SPI Group-owned Amber Beverage Group (ABG) in the Baltic states.


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just the Week in - Spirits & Wine

Olly Wehring | 19 Dec 2014

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.


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Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 2014

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Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

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KWV's Earth’s Essence Pinotage

Olly Wehring | 19 Nov 2014

KWV has launched what it claims to be the world’s first ‘natural’ Pinotage. Earth's Essence does not contain any sulphites or preservatives, thanks to a patented process using indigenous Rooibos and Honeybush wood.


just a While Ago - On 5 November in...

Olly Wehring | 5 Nov 2014

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


just-drinks LIWF 2013 - Diary - 2 May

Olly Wehring | 2 May 2013

Coming up at this year's London International Wine Fair:


KWV details global sales team changes

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2011

KWV has followed the departure of its CEO with a shake-up of its global sales division.


KWV CEO resigns with immediate effect

Arnold Kirkby | 15 Jul 2011

KWV Holdings, which is facing major profitability challenges, will have to do so now without its CEO, Thys Loubser, who has resigned with immediate effect.


just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

just-drinks.com editorial team | 15 Jul 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


KWV renews deal with Arvid Nordquist

Arnold Kirkby | 17 Mar 2011

KWV and distributor Arvid Nordquist have agreed a five-year extension of their pan-Nordic wine and spirits contract.


CEDC takes on Monarq in Caribbean, LatAm

just-drinks.com editorial team | 16 Mar 2011

The international arm of Central European Distribution Corporation has switched distributors in its Caribbean and Latin American markets and in US travel retail.


KWV, Monarq sign Caribbean, LatAm deal

Arnold Kirkby | 7 Mar 2011

KWV and the Monarq group, which operates in the Caribbean and Latin America, have drawn up a strategic agreement to distribute KWV’s portfolio of wines and brandies in the region.


KWV's profits slump in H1

Arnold Kirkby | 22 Feb 2011

KWV’s net profits have slumped by 80% for the first half of its fiscal year, following write-down charges and a drop in sales.


just the Round-up - The week in drinks

just-drinks.com editorial team | 11 Feb 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


KWV's biggest shareholder sells up

Arnold Kirkby | 7 Feb 2011

The biggest shareholder in South African drinks group KWV, Zeder Investments, has sold the majority of its stake following last week's failed buyout of KWV by Pioneer Foods.


just the Round-up - The week in drinks

just-drinks.com editorial team | 4 Feb 2011

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Pioneer Foods ends takeover talks with KWV

Arnold Kirkby | 2 Feb 2011

KWV and Pioneer Foods have terminated Pioneer's attempt to take over the South African wine and spirits maker.


just the Round-up - The week in drinks

just-drinks.com editorial team | 17 Dec 2010

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:


Pioneer Foods makes move for KWV Holdings

just-drinks.com editorial team | 13 Dec 2010

Pioneer Foods and KWV Holdings have jointly confirmed that the South African food and drink group has tabled a takeover bid for the wine and spirits maker.

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