Do consumers prefer no-alcohol over low-alcohol products?

23 July 2021. IWSR assesses the performance of the no- and low-alcohol segments, and the different consumer drivers at play. Read more…


What factors should drive official alcohol policy?

21 July 2021. By . The wine industry as a whole cannot assume that the formal organisations (which, while they have finally acted, left things dangerously late) will handle this with the urgency and force that is required. If you don’t want advertising banned, the drinking age raised to 21, further restrictions on hours of trade and the whole panoply of regulations that the Stalinists at the South African Alcohol Policy Alliance have in their sights, now is the time to get involved. Read more…


Wine yet to see accelerated demand for no/low

20 May 2021. Wine has yet to see an accelerated demand for the no/low alcohol space unlike spirits and beer, which have both gathered pace in recent years. Read more…


Easing of alcohol sales restrictions a welcome relief for industry

17 November 2020. Read more…


#BizTrends2020: 5 spirits trends in South Africa for 2020

14 January 2020. Curated, experiential and tailored experiences were at the forefront of South Africa’s alcohol consumption trends in 2019. With brands driving loyalty, they’ve also increasingly used local nuances to connect more with their consumers in a bid to be more authentic. Read more…


Rosé wine sales rocket

2 August 2019. Once derided as a poor relation of real wine, sales of rosé have rocketed across Britain and France over the last few years as consumers look to expand their taste experiences. Read more…


Canned wine comes of age

23 May 2019. The category is no longer just a fad, as young consumers increasingly set aside the stemware and crack open cans of wine. Read more…


Global cinnamon market: Key findings and insights

14 May 2019. Read more…


#BizTrends2019: 5 trends stirring the liquor business

10 January 2019 – There has been a seismic shift in consumer behaviour over the past few decades, and we’re seeing it in the world of drinks too. Read more…