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Future of personalised nutrition - FUTURES vol. 4

The demand for personalisation is becoming increasingly sophisticated. Consumers are starting to consider their own genetic make-up when it...

South African wine gets serious in China

Of all the statistics bandied around at the Cape Wine exhibition in Cape Town earlier this month, one in particular stood out: 37% of South...

How overseas money is changing South African wine

Even South Africa's famous wildlife is conspiring against its wine industry....

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...

Latest Interviews

"The world has changed dramatically" - just-drinks speaks to Distell Group CEO Richard Rushton about fiscal-2019 5 Sep 2019

Olly Wehring

Late last week, South Africa's Distell Group reported a 9.4% lift in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. Following the results announcement, just-drinks caught up with the multi-category company's CEO, Richard Rushton.

"Our strategy is to double the top and halve the bottom" - Interview, Kay Nash, MD of Distell's Libertas Vineyards & Estates 3 Apr 2019

Andy Morton

It's been less than three months since Kay Nash was unveiled as the head of South African multi-category drinks group Distell's new premium wine unit, called Libertas Vineyards & Estates. However, the management consultant and self-described "fixer" has been working for the company since the start of the last year, seeding the ground for one of Distell's most ambitious projects to date.

Latest News

South Africa's CapeWine delayed to 2022 15 Jun 2020

Andy Morton

South African wine show CapeWine has been postponed from next year to 2022.

Distell makes on-premise plea as South Africa readies lockdown easing 26 May 2020

Olly Wehring

Distell Group has cautiously welcomed the plan by the South African Government to soften lockdown measures in the country that will permit alcohol purchases for at-home consumption.

South Africa reopens wine exports - again - as lockdown restrictions eased 30 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

South Africa is to resume wine exports as the country's Government lowers COVID-19 lockdown measures.

South African wine exports get green light after coronavirus ban relaxed 8 Apr 2020

Olly Wehring

Wine producers in South Africa have received a further concession from the country's Government, with wine exports being reinstated.

Diageo's East African Breweries to boost Serengeti Breweries control 1 Apr 2020

Andy Morton

Diageo's Kenyan beer unit, East African Breweries Ltd, is to increase its stake in Serengeti Breweries by 30%.

COVID-19 - Governments and commentators - daily briefing 27 March - FREE TO ACCESS 30 Mar 2020

David Leggett

Here's just-drinks' overview of the latest coronavirus-related developments from around the world.

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