IWSC Market Insight: the Chinese wine market

20 July 2021. There is one thing that is clear about China’s wine market: its boundless promise is matched with equally boundless uncertainty.  Read more…


Alcohol industry bemoans lack of engagement as booze ban extended

12 July 2021. Read more…


Alcohol industry laments restrictions on off-consumption sales

22 June 2021. South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) has issued a statement that acknowledges the government’s decision to consider preserving the economic livelihoods of South Africa’s citizens, but calls for greater effort to be deployed in the vaccine rollout. It also called for an explanation of the rationale behind the decision to restrict retail alcohol sales over the weekend. Read more…


e-Book NEW NORMAL IN THE WINE BUSINESS

18 May 2021. The publication is intended primarily for small and middle-sized winemakers in all wine-producing countries. In cooperation with International and National Wine Associations, including OIV. Read more…


South Africa and alcohol – what happens next?

18 February 2021.By Michael Fridjhon. Read more…


Adaption and innovation are key for US wine, grape industry

11 February 2021. Read more…


Alcohol industry recovery – glass half full

5 February 2021. The conversation is long overdue in terms of accountability, one that touches each and every South African. As the ban is lifted, a much-needed recovery in every sense of the word will be required going forward. Read more…


Pick n Pay to support local wine industry in 2021

5 January 2021. Read more…


Tim Atkin releases 2020 report for South African wines

17 September 2020. Leading UK wine writer Tim Atkin has released his latest in-depth look at the South African wine industry. His annual report, now in its eighth year, is regarded as one of the most detailed and authoritative overviews of South African wine. Read more…


Wine industry enters digital space to boost sales during the lockdown

7 September 2020. The Cape Export Network, a brainchild of Wesgro and Wines of SA, will help wine buyers and importers who have an interest in local wine to safely select wine of their choice using criteria that include wine type, tasting notes as well as the region where the wine has been produced. Read more…