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A call for more targeted intervensions

A call for more targeted intervensions

Literature, both local and international, suggest that the proposed Control of Marketing of Alcohol Beverages Bill could have unintended consequences, while it is unlikely to have a real impact on alcohol abuse. In fact, it has been likened to a rubber stamp to show...
Cape Wine gains six new Masters

Cape Wine gains six new Masters

Six new graduates joined the ranks of the Cape Wine Masters (CWM) at a luncheon held at Groot Constantia, which also marked the 30th anniversary since the first South African CWMs qualified. Three of the six new graduates are from Gauteng, and three from the Western...
State of the vitiviniculture world market

State of the vitiviniculture world market

Balance is restored to the wine sector – world wine production is on the rise, with 276.6 Mhl vinified •    Three countries (Italy, Spain and France) account for, almost in equal shares, 47% of world wine production. •    Record production in Spain (42.7 Mhl), South...
Wine harvest promising despite challenging season

Wine harvest promising despite challenging season

Despite a challenging season characterised by high, and in some instances untimely rainfall, the South African wine industry expects an average sized, good quality wine grape harvest, with exceptional harvests in especially the coastal regions. This according to...
Wynprodusente dok meer op in 2013

Wynprodusente dok meer op in 2013

Suid-Afrikaanse wynprodusente het in die 2013-oesjaar van die grootste stygings in insetkostes oor die afgelope 10 jaar beleef, maar ’n groter oes en gunstige groei in uitvoere het die effek daarvan op winsgewendheid effens gebuffer. Dit volgens die VinPro...
Beer boom – from commodity to craft

Beer boom – from commodity to craft

Until recently, craft beer was considered the tipple of choice for hipsters and hopheads only. However, with the growing number of local craft breweries, it seems that even South Africa has caught up with the international craft beer boom. Beer is often considered a...
World bulk brokers gather in Amsterdam

World bulk brokers gather in Amsterdam

With global bulk wine exports reaching a total of 37 million hectolitres in 2012, depending on who you talk to, this increasingly significant part of world wine export is considered to be anything from the fall of the South African industry to its saving grace. EDO...