From millennials embracing Bordeaux to English fizz rivalling Champagne, Berry Bros & Rudd reveals to db its top nine wine trend predictions for 2016.
Beam Suntory has strengthened its presence in Africa, which it says has “phenomenal” potential for growth, by acquiring a 50% stake in a South African-based spirits distributor.
Miles Mossop, winemaker at South Africa’s Tokara wine estate in Stellenbosch, has been named the new chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in January following its £71 billion takeover of SABMiller.
The Kumala wine brand will sponsor former cricket star Sir Ian Botham’s charity walk across South Africa, which begins tomorrow.
Diageo has terminated a series of joint ventures with both Heineken and the Ohlthaver & List group, which holds a majority stake in Namibian Breweries, in South Africa.
Continuing dry weather in South Africa’s Swartland will make for a “challenging” 2016 harvest according to the CEO of one of the region’s biggest producers, who has confirmed that volumes will be reduced.
Heat and humidity still reign in Hong Kong, and so the db HK team this week sought shelter in the form of a Chateau Ksara feast and a South African braai.
Dry weather across South Africa is putting pressure on vineyards and may result in lower volumes, producers have warned.
China’s president Xi Jinping was treated to English sparkling wine, white Burgundy, first growth Bordeaux and Vin de Constance at last night’s UK state dinner.
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