Castel Frères leads IWSR’s top 100 wine list

16 November 2017 – Castel Frères has been named the largest still wine brand in the world by the IWSR, the leading provider of data and analysis on the global beverage alcohol market. The list, published in the November issue of the IWSR Magazine, places Castel Frères in the top spot for the second year in a row despite strong volume gains from other brands in the top five. Barefoot and Concha y Toro posted the strongest gains in the top ten, both increasing by more than 1m nine-litre cases. Read more…


What shoppers really want from personalized marketing

31 October 2017 – When done right, personalization can be a huge boom for retailers and consumers.


Amazon Halts Online Wine Sales

24 October 2017 – Regulatory complications connected to the tech giant’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods led them to quit online wine retail. Read more…


Top five South African consumer trends

18 October 2017 – Global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International, has just released the latest results of the 2017 Global Consumer Trends survey. Read more…


How Apple’s new technology will overturn wine marketing

9 October 2017 – Now, since the launch of iOS 11, anyone with recent iPhone will have instant access to the world of AR as soon as they obey the prompt to update their software. Read more…


Growth in Africa’s consumer sector

3 October 2017 – Africa remains a high-potential region, but growth is concentrated in a few markets and income segments. To win, companies need a tailored, data-driven approach.


South African wines see increased interest from US consumers

21 September 2017 – As US interest in South African wines grows, Chenin Blanc is providing a focal point for introducing more and more consumers to the category, according to industry body Wines of South Africa (WOSA).  Read more…


UK: On-trade alcohol sales continue to fall due rising prices

13 September 2017 – The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) reported today that Brexit’s impact on the pound, rising inflation and the 3.9% inflationary duty rise on alcohol imposed by the Chancellor during the Budget in March are all factors to the price increase. Read more…


On Afrikaans wine labels

15 August 2017 – By Tim James. Ten years ago there were remarkably few wines with Afrikaans names (apart from the occasional co-op Droë Steen or Wit Muskadel); now it seems to me the number is growing exponentially. Read more…


China’s top 10 imported wines by country

31 July 2017 – With China’s burgeoning middle class and rising demand for imported wines, the sector is set to see fast-track growth within the next few years. But what are the wines Chinese drinkers are looking to buy, and which countries are responsible for China’s main supplies of imported wines? Read more…