keyboard_arrow_upRaise a glass for South Africa’s fourth National Beer Day
keyboard_arrow_downRaise a glass for South Africa’s fourth National Beer Day

South African beer lovers will unite on 1 February to celebrate South African National Beer Day (#SANBeerDay).

keyboard_arrow_upFirst electric truck in South Africa to be used by SAB and AB InBev
keyboard_arrow_downFirst electric truck in South Africa to be used by SAB and AB InBev

SAB and AB InBev Africa’s breweries across South Africa will have onsite solar facilities by the end of this month. This kicks off a multi-billion rand investment with the goal to purchase 100 per cent of the business’s electricity requirements at manufacturing sites across Africa by 2025.

keyboard_arrow_upOil-spill-eating enzyme technology now available in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downOil-spill-eating enzyme technology now available in South Africa

Oil spills can be deadly, killing microscopic organisms, thus damaging entire food chains, and causing severe environmental damage. To combat oil spills, Oil Spill Eater II (OSE II) was developed in 1989 in the USA and has been used to clean up more than 44 000 spills since. Approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency […]

keyboard_arrow_upCape Peninsula Beverages is a Top Employer
keyboard_arrow_downCape Peninsula Beverages is a Top Employer

Local bottler and distributor of the products of the Coca-Cola Company in the Western and Northern Cape, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages (CCPB) has once again been recognised as one of South Africa’s top employers for the tenth consecutive year.

keyboard_arrow_upWATCH: Cheers to the heroes who get us home safely
keyboard_arrow_downWATCH: Cheers to the heroes who get us home safely

Ahead of the festive season, Bavaria celebrates taxi driver Saul Makhodo, who has been driving countless passengers safely to their destinations for more than 10 years. While every day comes with responsibility for a taxi driver, the festive season brings more celebration, and their jobs to get us to point B become even more important.

keyboard_arrow_upMeet the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year
keyboard_arrow_downMeet the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year

The winners of the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards were announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek on Saturday 23 November, with Daniel Keulder (Nitida Wines) and Herman du Preez (Stellenrust Wines) claiming top honours respectively.

keyboard_arrow_upNot all rooibos is created equal
keyboard_arrow_downNot all rooibos is created equal

South Africa’s very own Rooibos is no newcomer on the international tea table. Best known for its distinctive colour, taste and aroma, Rooibos carries a wealth of health benefits and contains no colourants, additives or preservatives and best of all, no calories. This liquid gold is world-renowned to relieve stress, nervous tension and hypertensive conditions. […]

keyboard_arrow_upHow to keep your beer fresh
keyboard_arrow_downHow to keep your beer fresh

Did you know that light, heat and even the hygiene of your glasses can impact the freshness of your beer?

keyboard_arrow_upKHS presents the world’s first fully recyclable juice bottle
keyboard_arrow_downKHS presents the world’s first fully recyclable juice bottle

With increasing demand from consumers and the beverage industry for packaging which saves on resources, companies must now take the entire life cycle of its containers into account. KHS is addressing this issue with its new Beyond Juice concept. For the first time the Dortmund systems provider has now developed a fully recyclable juice bottle […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africa’s 10 best Sauvignon Blanc wines revealed
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africa’s 10 best Sauvignon Blanc wines revealed

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa and FNB have revealed the winners of the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition with no less than eight out of the 10 victors being from the 2019 vintage.

keyboard_arrow_upA step closer to celebrating SA’s top 10 Sauvignon Blanc wines
keyboard_arrow_downA step closer to celebrating SA’s top 10 Sauvignon Blanc wines

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa and FNB have announced the top 20 contenders in the 2019 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition, South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to Sauvignon Blanc. A total of 107 producers submitted 183 wines – up from 177 last year – for this year’s competition.

keyboard_arrow_upWelgegund Heritage Wines honoured by Master of Wine
keyboard_arrow_downWelgegund Heritage Wines honoured by Master of Wine

Welgegund Heritage Wines has broken the venerable 90-point barrier in Tim Atkin’s 2019 South Africa Special Report with two 2017 special releases from low-yielding dryland bush vines: Welgegund Heritage Wines Grenache Noir and Cinsault with 93 and 91 points respectively.

keyboard_arrow_upCastle Lite locks in the cold this summer
keyboard_arrow_downCastle Lite locks in the cold this summer

Whatever your choice of fun- whether it’s a picnic in the park, jazz by the lake, a braai with friends in your back yard, a journey to your hometown to catch up with loved ones, or your choice from a plethora of parties catching up with friends, you’re in for an experience like no other! […]

keyboard_arrow_upGEA presents solutions for craft brewers at BrauBeviale
keyboard_arrow_downGEA presents solutions for craft brewers at BrauBeviale

The GEA presentation at BrauBeviale from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Nuremberg (GEA booth in Hall 7/7-600) aims to surprise with a fresh take. This time, the specialist technology group is not only focusing on new products for the beverage industry but also on inviting customers to discuss their own specific expectations and challenges […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre PET bottle alternatives a truly green option?
keyboard_arrow_downAre PET bottle alternatives a truly green option?

A new study from environmental think tank Green Alliance has shown that bottled water alternatives are not as green as they claim to be. The study examined if alternative forms of packaging – aluminium, glass and cartons – are less harmful to the environment than PET or the other food grade plastics used for making […]

keyboard_arrow_up25 years of producing timeless wines
keyboard_arrow_down25 years of producing timeless wines

Family values and a single minded vision to produce timeless, world class wines is the bedrock of Tokara, the prestigious Stellenbosch property that celebrates its 20th vintage this year.

keyboard_arrow_upPernod Ricard set for big move to Jozi
keyboard_arrow_downPernod Ricard set for big move to Jozi

Pernod Ricard South Africa (PRSA), a co-leader of wine and spirits worldwide will officially relocate its Cape Town offices to Woodmead, Johannesburg by 31 December 2019. This move set to enhance cohesion, collaboration and efficiencies as it will unite the South African affiliate based in Cape Town with Pernod Ricard sub-Saharan Africa (PRSSA) head office […]

keyboard_arrow_upBavaria celebrates magnificent mothers this Women’s Month
keyboard_arrow_downBavaria celebrates magnificent mothers this Women’s Month

As South Africa celebrates Women’s Month this August, Bavaria magnifies and highlights the vital role that women play in society: the mothers who raised us, and the daughters who continue to bind families together. Women are a source of power and a symbol of progress. Indeed, they are the very fabric that weaves our great […]

keyboard_arrow_upNo- and low- alcohol beers trend worldwide
keyboard_arrow_downNo- and low- alcohol beers trend worldwide

Increasing numbers of adult drinkers around the world are passing up on their traditional alcoholic beverages as trends show a shift to the no- and low-alcohol beer (Nablab) categories.

keyboard_arrow_upSidel acquires Comep
keyboard_arrow_downSidel acquires Comep

Sidel has announced the acquisition of Cognac Moules Emballages Plastiques (Comep), a French producer and designer of moulds for PET, adding further strength to the group in the manufacturing of moulds and tooling. ‘We are confident that Sidel’s and Comep’s complementary expertise will bring us more commercial opportunities while offering customers an optimal choice of […]

keyboard_arrow_upCan bottled water make you sick?
keyboard_arrow_downCan bottled water make you sick?

Following the article ‘Is my bottled water killing me?’ there have been consumer queries about whether bottled water is safe to drink. Bottled water bottles do not contain BPA and therefore cannot leach BPA into the water they contain. On the contrary, bottled water bottles are made from PET, a food-grade plastic that is biologically […]

keyboard_arrow_upCoke’s phonetic can introduces South Africa to itself
keyboard_arrow_downCoke’s phonetic can introduces South Africa to itself

It’s been 25 years since apartheid was dismantled. South Africa now recognises 11 official languages. But the truth is, South Africans still can’t say each other’s names.

keyboard_arrow_upBonnievale Wines makes history
keyboard_arrow_downBonnievale Wines makes history

At the annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show Bonnievale Wines claimed no fewer than two medals and a trophy – an astounding achievement for first-timers to the podium of the Trophy Wine Show.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth Africans consume more than 100 million litres of ‘loose’ milk a year
keyboard_arrow_downSouth Africans consume more than 100 million litres of ‘loose’ milk a year

On the twentieth World Milk Day on 1 June, a United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) day, once again encouraged milk and dairy consumption as part of a daily diet.

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola is Africa’s top food and beverage brand
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola is Africa’s top food and beverage brand

Coca-Cola is the only food and beverage brand ranked in the top five most admired brands in Brand Africa’s seventh annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands.

keyboard_arrow_upThe different tastes of South Africa’s bottled waters
keyboard_arrow_downThe different tastes of South Africa’s bottled waters

If you’re looking for a water to use as a mixer with whiskey or brandy, or perhaps one to revitalise and refresh your palate make an informed choice with the South African National Bottled Water Association’s (SANBWA) published guide to the ‘taste’ of its members’ products.

keyboard_arrow_upHere are the best beers in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downHere are the best beers in Africa

Amidst hot competition for the best beers on the African continent, eight Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) Africa brews were awarded trophies at the inaugural African Beer Cup.

keyboard_arrow_upSABIC introduces upcycled compounds to extend life of PET bottles
keyboard_arrow_downSABIC introduces upcycled compounds to extend life of PET bottles

SABIC introduced its LNP ELCRIN iQ portfolio of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) compounded resins derived from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) to support the circular economy and help reduce plastic waste. By chemically upcycling consumer-discarded PET (primarily single-use water bottles) into higher-value PBT materials with enhanced properties and suitability for more-durable applications, the company is encouraging the […]

keyboard_arrow_upDistell appoints new head winemaker
keyboard_arrow_downDistell appoints new head winemaker

  The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa’s largest wine portfolio.

keyboard_arrow_upA rum resurgence on the cards for South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downA rum resurgence on the cards for South Africa

No longer just the drink of pirates, rum has been growing in popularity around the globe in recent years to muscle into the territory previously claimed by whisky and gin.