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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...

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...

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

Heineken's Nigerian Breweries hits back after lottery commission seals head office 28 Nov 2018

Andy Morton

Heineken-owned Nigerian Breweries has denied wrongdoing after Nigeria's lottery commission temporarily shut down the brewer's head office.


Visitor numbers jump 27% for Cape Wine 2018 28 Sep 2018

Andy Morton

South African trade show Cape Wine drew in a record number of visitors this year, with attendance up 27%.


The Coca-Cola Co on track for Chi takeover in Nigeria 21 Sep 2018

Andy Morton

The Coca-Cola Co has confirmed it is set to complete a 100% takeover of Nigerian dairy and soft drinks business Chi within the next six months.


South Africa's premiumisation must reach all price tiers - WoSA - Cape Wine 2018 12 Sep 2018

Andy Morton

South Africa needs to sell its wine at higher price points across all pricing tiers, the chair of the country's wine trade organisation has warned.


Wines of South Africa recruits Marcus Ford for Asia 17 Aug 2018

Olly Wehring

Trade association Wines of South Africa has confirmed a change of market manager in Asia.


Anheuser-Busch InBev to build Mozambique brewery 8 Aug 2018

Andy Morton

Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed reports that it is to build a new brewery in Mozambique.



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