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Coca-Cola Co's Nigerian ambitions - Comment

This month, Ray Rowlands sets his sights on the recently-announced Nigerian venture between The Coca-Cola Co and the Tropical General Invest...

South Africa's Bulk Wine Curse - Comment

Trade show opening speeches are rarely roof-raisers and Cape Wine 2015's today was true to form. However, Siobhan Thompson's welcome address...

Will South Africa Raise Drinking Age to 21?

Last week, the South African government put up for public discussion proposed changes to the country's alcohol regulations. The 36-page Liqu...

Ethiopia competition to remain "intense" - Diageo

Diageo expects to see “intense price competition” continue in Ethiopia as new products emerge, but is “optimistic” for its future in the cou...

Latest Interviews

just the Answer: Distell Vineyards & Estates' CEO, Carina Gous 20 Nov 2014

Olly Wehring

Earlier this year, South African multi-category drinks producer Distell set up a unit specifically for its higher-end wine portfolio. The CEO of Distell Vineyards & Estates, Carina Gous, spoke to just-drinks earlier this year about the new division, its plans abroad and the prospects for the broader South African wine category going forward.

just The Answer - Heineken GM for Ethiopia, Johan Doyer 14 Mar 2013

Andy Morton

Heineken last week announced plans to build a 1.5m-litre capacity brewery in Ethiopia, which, with the second-largest population in Africa, is a major focus for international brewers.

Latest News

Ongoing drought sees wine harvest slide in South Africa - figures 9 May 2018

Olly Wehring

The most-recent wine harvest in South Africa was the smallest in over a decade, according to figures released this week.

Distell offloads Uitkyk to Warwick Wine Estate 8 May 2018

Lucy Britner

Distell has agreed to sell its Uitkyk winery in Stellenbosch, as it looks to streamline its portfolio.

Nigeria prepares for alcohol duty increases 30 Apr 2018

Samuel Okocha

Pending rises in alcohol excise duty in Nigeria have drawn the ire of both drinks companies and trade unions in the country.

Beam Suntory completes ABV Brands takeover in South Africa 23 Apr 2018

Andy Morton

Beam Suntory has taken full control of its South African distributor, ABV Brands, two years after buying a 50% stake.

AdVini snaps up majority share in Stellenbosch Vineyards 20 Apr 2018

Lucy Britner

French wine firm AdVini has upped its presence in South Africa with a major stake purchase in the country's Stellenbosch Vineyards.

Berry Bros & Rudd's The Classic Range blended malt Scotch whiskies - Product Launch 23 Mar 2018

Lucy Britner

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched a range of blended malt Scotch whiskies which will join its recently re-launched London Dry Gin to form 'The Classic Range'. 

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