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Nine wine trend predictions for 2016

From millennials embracing Bordeaux to English fizz rivalling Champagne, Berry Bros & Rudd reveals to db its top nine wine trend predictions for 2016.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 3 Comments »

Beam Suntory buys stake in SA distributor

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.

Monday, January 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Cape Winemakers Guild names new chairman

Miles Mossop, winemaker at South Africa’s Tokara wine estate in Stellenbosch, has been named the new chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 No Comments »

AB InBev to list on South African stock exchange

Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced plans to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in January following its £71 billion takeover of SABMiller.

Monday, December 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Kumala to sponsor cricketer’s charity walk

The Kumala wine brand will sponsor former cricket star Sir Ian Botham’s charity walk across South Africa, which begins tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo completes £117m South Africa restructure

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.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Swartland faces ‘challenging’ 2016 harvest

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.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures: Hong Kong

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.

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 No Comments »

South Africa: dry winter likely to affect harvest

Dry weather across South Africa is putting pressure on vineyards and may result in lower volumes, producers have warned.

Monday, November 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Queen serves Ridgeview to Chinese premier

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.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 4 Comments »

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