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Saturday 24 January 2015

Africa

Buoyant US fails to halt Cognac slide

Global Cognac exports saw another dip in 2014 as the category came up against “a conflicting and unstable economic backdrop”.

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Crocodile bile beer kills 56 at funeral

A batch of beer believed to have been poisoned with crocodile bile and served at a funeral has killed 56 people and put dozens more in hospital.

Monday, January 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Africa developing a thirst for whisky

Affluent Africans are turning their attention to whisky, with consumers in South Africa, Angola and Morocco leading the charge.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Going around the blend

South Africa’s blended white wine is a flagship for the country’s overall offering. Tim Atkin MW takes us through this strengthening category

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 No Comments »

African King bemused by teetotal Indians

A Ghanian tribal monarch has told reporters in the dry Indian state of Gujarat “how odd it is” that locals there cannot drink alcohol.

Monday, November 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Asia and Europe drag down Cognac

Sharp declines in shipments to the Far East and Europe have brought an end to Cognac’s three consecutive years of record growth.

Friday, September 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Guinness launches new Africa campaign

Guinness have launched a new multimedia advertising campaign which looks at Africa from the perspective of a new generation of African artists and performers.

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Ban on booze for baboons

The Kenya Wildlife Service has warned tourists travelling through the Nakuru-Nairobi highway not to give alcohol to baboons.

Friday, August 1st, 2014 No Comments »

‘Big Beer’ enjoying big year in stock values

“Big Beer” stocks have been enjoying an unprecedented surge in the first quarter of this year, with valuations rising between 20% and 30%.

Friday, July 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo and SABMiller merger rumoured

Diageo and SABMiller are enjoying a rise in their stock ratings on the FTSE 100 amid rumours that the companies may merge.

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 No Comments »

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