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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...


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.


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?


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.


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.

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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.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 20 Nov 2015

ProWein has reported a 25% increase in trade visitors to its Shanghai event ProWine China. 


Andy Morton | 19 Aug 2015

South Africa's alcohol trade body has offered to work with the government over proposed changes to alcohol laws that include lowering the minimum drinking age.


Olly Wehring | 7 Jul 2015

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Olly Wehring | 8 May 2015

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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.


James Wilmore | 3 Mar 2015

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


Olly Wehring | 9 Feb 2015

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


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.


Olly Wehring | 12 Dec 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 8 Dec 2014

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


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.


Olly Wehring | 5 Nov 2014

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


Olly Wehring | 2 May 2013

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


Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2011

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


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.


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


Arnold Kirkby | 17 Mar 2011

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


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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KWV International (Pty) Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (South Africa)

KWV International (Pty) Ltd in Alcoholic Drinks (South Afric

KWV International will continue to focus on offering distinctive and premium products in the forecast period....

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in South Africa

Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in South Africa

Overall decline for RTDs/high-strength premixes in 2015 was largely due to a poor performance for South African Breweries' Redd's brand....

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Spirits in South Africa

Spirits in South Africa

Many consumers struggled financially at the end of the review period, due to high inflation and rising fuel costs...

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