The cost of SA’s alcohol bans and their impact on consumer behaviour

29 July 2021. According to a new NielsenIQ report, South Africa’s latest liquor ban equated to a loss of R37,6bn during the four weeks it lasted (based on average sales – 13 weeks to end of May 2021 of R1,9bn per week). Read more…


The Wine Economist: Global Wine Trade: Headwinds, Obstacles, Distortions

28 July 2021. Read more…


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…