What New Research About Wine Headaches Means for Natural Wine

24 November 2021. Recent research has identified a link between lower sulfur dioxide usage and higher levels of headache-inducing biogenic amines. Could it mean the end for no-SO2-added wines? Read more…


Moderate Wine, Cheese and Coffee Consumption Linked to Healthier Hearts

5 August 2021. An in-depth review of recent dietary literature finds that moderate consumption of key food groups can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more…


DrinkIQ resource relaunched to encourage mindful drinking

9 February 2021. Read more…


SA liquor industry partners with Community Policing Forums

28 August 2020. As part of its alcohol harm-reduction initiatives, the South African liquor industry is working with Community Policing Forums (CPF) in targeted hotspot areas in four provinces. The initiative, called Project Mpipa, aims to assist CPF to step up their compliance monitoring and reduce the incidents of alcohol-related gender-based violence (GBV). Read more…


Alcohol industry to invest R150m in alcohol harm-reduction programmes

21 August 2020. The investment is to focus on upscaling existing programmes and finding new, innovative measures to deal with key areas of concern. Read more…


SA alcohol ban inconsistent with global Covid-19 response – industry

30 July 2020. In addition to inconsistency with the global approach to containing the epidemic, Mngadi said the decision of 12 July 2020 to ban alcohol sales with immediate effect was based on data that is incomplete and two decades old. Read more…


Is red wine good for your heart?

27 July 2020. Yes, but only in moderation. Read more…


Alcohol ban: South Africa needs to act smarter

27 July 2020. Read more…


Wine and health — why is there so much argument, pro and con?

29 June 2020. We all know that every second media report extolls the health benefits of wine, while every alternate one warns us of the evils of wine (see Health effects of wine). This leads to confusion among the populace, even engendering cynicism. However, leaving aside the idea that the various authors might have their own agenda when writing their articles, this situation is not actually unexpected. Read more…