keyboard_arrow_upSA’s first locally brewed alcohol free beer
keyboard_arrow_downSA’s first locally brewed alcohol free beer

The South African Breweries (SAB) and AB InBev Africa are giving consumers more choice and a smarter drinking option with the introduction of the first alcohol free beer to be brewed in South Africa. Castle Free, an extension of Castle Lager, offers consumers a real beer taste without the alcohol.

keyboard_arrow_upElla introduces quality cappuccino mélange to the world
keyboard_arrow_downElla introduces quality cappuccino mélange to the world

A new convenience cappuccino, Ella Cappuccino Mélange, launched in South Africa at the beginning of 2018. A world first, Ella lets consumers carry a great-tasting cappuccino mélange made from pure espresso and milk in their back pocket.

keyboard_arrow_upTaste the berries
keyboard_arrow_downTaste the berries

Diageo’s Smirnoff Vodka has launched an exciting new berry flavour in a 440ml can pack format. Berry Twist is made with 10 times filtered Smirnoff Vodka and features a sharp citrus twist, which gives it a distinctive character.

keyboard_arrow_upInnovative decoration solutions
keyboard_arrow_downInnovative decoration solutions

Woolworths has entered a new and innovative decorative food item in the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition. Blooming Marshmallow Flower is a beautiful addition to hot beverages or for use as an ornamental treat. These handcrafted treats are made in small batches by local communities.

keyboard_arrow_upFrom vitamin to vital energy
keyboard_arrow_downFrom vitamin to vital energy

Aqua Rush’s new vitality drinks offer the right number of vitamins and caffeine with the support of: stevia extract green coffee bean green tea extract

keyboard_arrow_upJéanri Nel makes damn good craft beer
keyboard_arrow_downJéanri Nel makes damn good craft beer

Durbanville Wine Valley estate Signal Gun does not only produce award-winning wines but also a range of stunning craft beers brewed on site by master brewmaker Jéanri Nel. Master brewmaker Jéanri Nel of Durbanville Wine Valley estate Nel studied BSc Viticulture and Oenology at the University of Stellenbosch and, after coming to the conclusion that […]

keyboard_arrow_upNew closures division launched in response to market growth
keyboard_arrow_downNew closures division launched in response to market growth

Diversified global chemicals manufacturer, SABIC introduced its caps and closures segment, launched earlier this year, at the Plastic Closures Innovations Conference. The event was held from 22 to 24 May in Berlin.

keyboard_arrow_upIntroducing PIWOSA’s #LiquidArt programme during Cape Wine 2018
keyboard_arrow_downIntroducing PIWOSA’s #LiquidArt programme during Cape Wine 2018

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA), well-known internationally for their execution of inventive marketing programmes designed to raise the profile of premium South African wines, will be demonstrating their creative flair, for locals and internationals, here in South Africa for the first time. With a passion for the theatrical, get ready to be enthralled […]

keyboard_arrow_upNapier Vineyards celebrates major triumph
keyboard_arrow_downNapier Vineyards celebrates major triumph

Napier Vineyards, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bingen-based Reh Kendermann winery, scored multiple successes at this year’s National Wine Challenge South Africa. Six wines from the premium and basic range impressed the jury, with the flagship Red Medallion once again making it into the Top 100 South African wines.

keyboard_arrow_upBonnievale Wines launches the River Collection premium range
keyboard_arrow_downBonnievale Wines launches the River Collection premium range

A new dawn is upon Bonnievale Wines as it launches a new corporate identity and premium range of wines destined to be the ambassadors of the magnificent Breede River Valley they call home. Called The River Collection, the wines represent the winemaker’s ultimate art in the creation of wines that showcase their provenance.

keyboard_arrow_upFirst and only certified organic lemon juice in SA
keyboard_arrow_downFirst and only certified organic lemon juice in SA

The Sundays Organic Growers Association (SOGA) was formed 13 years ago when a group of South African organic citrus farmers got together to cooperate with each other in research, packing, logistics and marketing to grow and supply superior citrus to their customers around the world.

keyboard_arrow_upRussian Bear takes gold
keyboard_arrow_downRussian Bear takes gold

Russian Bear Premium Vodka recently won gold at the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) in the Vodka category. Described by a panel of highly qualified and trained judges from the global wine and spirit industry, as having an exceptionally pure profile.

keyboard_arrow_upSparkling apple drink makes tasty waves in Cape Town
keyboard_arrow_downSparkling apple drink makes tasty waves in Cape Town

Cape Apple natural sparkling apple spritzer has entered the Food Review/Symrise New Product Competition.

keyboard_arrow_upThandi Wines to export range to China
keyboard_arrow_downThandi Wines to export range to China

The Western Cape’s Thandi Wines secured a one-year contract with a Chinese distributor to export their range of premium wines to China. This momentous contract was agreed upon on the margins of the 19th SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food where twenty-three South African agro-processing companies are currently showcasing local products and services.

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African wine voted best-buy winner at SIAL China fair
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African wine voted best-buy winner at SIAL China fair

South African made Totus Limited Release Pinotage wine was crowned the Best-Buy Award winner in the Still Red Wines category at a competition that took place during the 19th edition of the SIAL China International Trade Fair for Food.

keyboard_arrow_upNo nonsense goodness with Seltzer Essence
keyboard_arrow_downNo nonsense goodness with Seltzer Essence

Seltzer, the brand that introduced flavoured water to South Africans, has added even more sparkle to its range. New Seltzer Essence – surprisingly honest real sparkling water – available in three enticing natural flavours: Pink Grapefruit and Strawberry, Green Apple and Mint, and Watermelon and Mixed Berry.

keyboard_arrow_upIntroducing Fat Bastard’s new blushing member
keyboard_arrow_downIntroducing Fat Bastard’s new blushing member

Fat bastard, the well-loved, delicious, full-bodied range of wines, has a new ‘blushing’ bastard: the gorgeous salmon pink Fat Bastard Pinor Noir Rosé 2017, dry yet smooth and creamy and bursting with fruit – same wine with same large taste as before, but a brand-new look with a delightful pink blush on the label.

keyboard_arrow_upWhere bold meets gold
keyboard_arrow_downWhere bold meets gold

FAT bastard, the well-loved, delicious, full-bodied range of wines, has a brand-new FAT bastard in the pod, the FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 Bordeaux-style red blend.

keyboard_arrow_upThe Coca-Cola Company turns 90 in Africa
keyboard_arrow_downThe Coca-Cola Company turns 90 in Africa

The Coca-Cola Company celebrates its global 132nd birthday and 90 years of operation in Africa. Marked as Founder’s Day, 8 May 1886 was when Dr. John S. Pemberton sold the first Coca-Cola for just five cents in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

keyboard_arrow_upNew sugar tax measure is far reaching
keyboard_arrow_downNew sugar tax measure is far reaching

While most South Africans are familiar with the Health Promotion Levy on Sugary Beverages, which Treasury introduced on 1 April 2018, many may not be able to fully appreciate how far-reaching this new tax measure is.

keyboard_arrow_upProWine Asia will quench south east Asia’s growing thirst for wines and spirits
keyboard_arrow_downProWine Asia will quench south east Asia’s growing thirst for wines and spirits

Leading Asian wine and spirits companies, including Rockland Distilleries (Sri Lanka), Siam Winery (Thailand) and Rachelle The Rabbit Meadery (Singapore) will be showcasing their latest offerings at ProWine Asia 2018, alongside some of the biggest names in the industry.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices
keyboard_arrow_downHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices

The South African Government’s new Health Promotion Levy on sugar sweetened beverages came into effect on Sunday 1 April. As a result the prices on beverages with added sugar will increase, including some of Coca-Cola’s products. However, the following range of Coca-Cola products will not be affected by the Levy: its lower sugar (less than […]

keyboard_arrow_upCollaboration aids promotion of wines
keyboard_arrow_downCollaboration aids promotion of wines

Along with its beauty, culture and charm, Stellenbosch is best known for its wines and has long been promoting itself as a premium wine growing area, especially for Cabernet.

keyboard_arrow_upDarling Brew launches new line of healthy beer-mix drinks
keyboard_arrow_downDarling Brew launches new line of healthy beer-mix drinks

Darling Brew has launched Spirited Flight, a new line of healthy beer-mix drinks which provide a beverage that is refreshing, light-in-alcohol and a delicious healthy alternative to artificially flavoured beers and ciders.

keyboard_arrow_upFinalists announced for 2017 Diners Club winemaker of the year awards
keyboard_arrow_downFinalists announced for 2017 Diners Club winemaker of the year awards

The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while four will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title.

keyboard_arrow_upNuy Winery retains Veritas crown as best fortified wine producer
keyboard_arrow_downNuy Winery retains Veritas crown as best fortified wine producer

Nuy Winery won ten gold and one double gold medal in the fortified wine category at the 27th Veritas Awards, making them the top achiever in this class for a second consecutive year.

keyboard_arrow_upNatural spring water vs distilled – what’s the difference and why does it matter?
keyboard_arrow_downNatural spring water vs distilled – what’s the difference and why does it matter?

Consumers have come a long way since the days when they just picked a bottle of water off the shelf. More savvy about health and keener to know the origins of the products they consumer, they have realised that not all bottled water is the same and that the differences between the various options are […]

keyboard_arrow_up2018 Platter’s five-star award for Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013
keyboard_arrow_down2018 Platter’s five-star award for Muratie Ansela van de Caab 2013

In the words of Rijk Melck, custodian of the historic Muratie Estate: ‘I must say it was great pride, deep gratitude and warm memories that put a big smile on my face when we were honoured with a 2018 Platter’s five-star award for our flagship Bordeaux-style blend, Ansela van de Caab 2013. For us at […]

keyboard_arrow_upExquisite new Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes for the festive season
keyboard_arrow_downExquisite new Nicolas Feuillatte Champagnes for the festive season

Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne, the number one selling Champagne in France and the third biggest-selling Champagne brand in the world, have released five new limited edition exquisitely showcased Champagnes for the festive season. Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve – elegantly presented in a snow-white tin This Champagne is a blend of 20 per cent Chardonnay for elegance […]

keyboard_arrow_upIntroducing Bollinger Rosé vintage 2006
keyboard_arrow_downIntroducing Bollinger Rosé vintage 2006

Bollinger Rosé 2006 is the very first limited edition vintage that Champagne Bollinger exclusively dedicated to a rosé, inspired by the excellent 2006 vintage. A blend of Pinot Noir (72 per cent), Chardonnay (28 per cent); nine of the very best Grands and Premiers Crus were selected to blend a unique cuvée. More than 10 […]