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04/16/13

South African giant Distell Group has bought Bunnahabhain producer Burn Stewart Distillers for £160 million from CL World Brands and Angostura.

04/15/13

One of South Africa's largest wine producers, KWV, is preparing for a significant push forward in the UK after forming a recent distribution partnership with Myliko Wines.

04/15/13

The deal would see the JSE-listed group take over three Scotland-based malt whisky distilleries - Tobermory, located on the Isle of Mull; the Isle of Islay-based Bunnahabhain; and Deanston, in Doune, near Stirling - producing a total of 6.7-million litres a year of alcohol

04/09/13

State owned wines and spirit firm Kenya Wine Agency Ltd has finally ceded 26 per cent to South African wine maker Distel.

04/05/13

Liberty Wines has been appointed UK agent for South African producer Excelsior.

04/04/13

The new generation of winemakers in South Africa is helping to increase the prestige and sophistication of wines coming out of the country, according to leading wine critics at last week's ProWein in Dusseldorf, Germany.

03/29/13

At South Africa's Rostberg and Co., green bottles filled with a ruby liquid clink as they march along a conveyor belt, destined for wine-lovers from Paris to Shanghai. But if a trend toward bulk shipping continues, the music of the Rostberg bottling plant may be about to stop.

03/01/13

E&J Gallo Winery is targeting growth across Africa through a South Africa-sourced variant of its US wine brand, Barefoot.

02/27/13

South African wine producer Charles Back has opened his new Spice Route destination in Paarl, in a bid to introduce tourists to his Swartland range of Spice Route wines.

02/11/13

Morocco and Algeria are significant wine producers - and if you buy a nondescript house carafe during a visit to Paris or Marseilles, chances are good that what you're drinking came from one of those two countries.

02/06/13

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa, a collective of like-minded, independent producers, has been launched in a bid to to raise the profile of premium South African wine.

02/06/13

A group of 15 South African producers have formed a new group to push the image of high-end wine from the Cape.

01/29/13

Wines of South Africa has said that a recent poll in the Guardian on boycotting South African wine "has the potential to do unimaginable damage".

01/29/13

Wines of South Africa has accused The Guardian of potentially causing "unimaginable damage" to the industry.

01/29/13

Wines of South Africa has condemned the Guardian newspaper's poll on a South African wine boycott as 'unfair'and 'damaging'.

01/28/13

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker. Botha will assist cellarmaster Johan Joubert to develop new premium white and red blends which will be launched in South Africa this year.

01/25/13

The latest protests have centred on the grape-growing area around the town of De Doorns. Workers are demanding a daily wage of 150 rand (about $16), more than double the government-set minimum of 69 rand a day for farm workers.

01/17/13

One can't help but feel sometimes that a little too much attention and excitement is falling on those new kids on the block, the oft-referenced markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

01/16/13

Wine exports in South Africa had touched 417 million liters in 2012, a 17% increase compared to the 2011 figures, according to Wines of South Africa (WOSA) - the generic body for South African wine industry.

01/16/13

South Africa exported a record-breaking 417m litres of wine last year - but bulk shipments continued to account for more than half of volumes.

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