keyboard_arrow_upBadsberg bottles their General
keyboard_arrow_downBadsberg bottles their General

Badsberg Wine Cellar, situated outside Rawsonville in the Breedekloof Wine District in the Western Cape, won the General Smuts Trophy during 2016’s South African Young Wine Show for their 2016 Badsberg Pinotage. After six months of aging in French oak barrels, the wine is now available.

keyboard_arrow_upChivas welcomes aboard three South African luminaries as brand partners
keyboard_arrow_downChivas welcomes aboard three South African luminaries as brand partners

Three of South Africa’s most recognisable names- Lucas Radebe, Nhlanhla Nciza and Laduma Ngxokolo – have joined Chivas Regal as brand partners.

keyboard_arrow_upDriving multi-sensory and nutritional excellence
keyboard_arrow_downDriving multi-sensory and nutritional excellence

In line with Doehler’s company motto “We bring ideas to life” the company will present pioneering products and product applications for the food and beverage industry at the Anuga trade fair in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017. The focus this year is on innovative solutions, which reflect the core topics of naturalness, plant-based […]

keyboard_arrow_upChinese spirits industry hits a high
keyboard_arrow_downChinese spirits industry hits a high

The rise of a drinking culture at Chinese social gatherings, along with increased disposable income among younger consumers, are set to drive the Chinese spirits market through a CAGR of 15 per cent over 2016 to 2021, says GlobalData, a recognised leader in business intelligence and analytics.

keyboard_arrow_upPartnership increases research into beer ingredients
keyboard_arrow_downPartnership increases research into beer ingredients

Agronomists and food scientists of Stellenbosch University have partnered with the multinational beverage and brewing company Anheuser-Busch InBev. The R6 million funding received will allow them to tackle specific issues over the next three years related to the production of barley. It will also include crops such as cassava and sorghum that is often used […]

keyboard_arrow_upDesigned with yoghurt drinks in mind
keyboard_arrow_downDesigned with yoghurt drinks in mind

Close collaboration between Sidel’s packaging team, and Yili’s Liquid Milk Division has seen the creation of a PET bottle for the company’s new Changyi brand.

keyboard_arrow_upLong4Life acquires Inhle Beverages
keyboard_arrow_downLong4Life acquires Inhle Beverages

Long4Life has concluded a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 100 per cent of Inhle Beverages (Inhle), subject to the completion of a due diligence and obtaining certain regulatory, including Competition Commission, approvals.

keyboard_arrow_upDangote in US$450 million jumbo sugar production deal
keyboard_arrow_downDangote in US$450 million jumbo sugar production deal

In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group and Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government for the establishment of a jumbo US$450 million state-of–art and fully integrated sugar complex.

keyboard_arrow_upAn evolving market for energy drinks
keyboard_arrow_downAn evolving market for energy drinks

Beverages are ideal as they are responsive to nutritional and consumer trends, evidenced by the current wave of prebiotic/probiotic enhanced products. Superfood ingredients especially benefit as it offers increased convenience through the incorporation of fruit or vegetable juice, and green tea extracts.

keyboard_arrow_upA fruity take on beer
keyboard_arrow_downA fruity take on beer

Beer famously includes just four ingredients– grain, hops, yeast and water– but in recent years, a fifth ingredient has emerged: fruit.

keyboard_arrow_upA clear future for glass
keyboard_arrow_downA clear future for glass

Glass may be one of the oldest food and beverage packaging materials around, but manufacturers are not deterred from producing modern innovations to stay competitive in this market. PACKAGING REVIEW looks at hygienic, easy-to-use and efficient solutions for filling beverages into glass packaging.

keyboard_arrow_upNeil Ellis wines continues to impress
keyboard_arrow_downNeil Ellis wines continues to impress

Neil Ellis’s steadfast focus, on sourcing superior grape varieties from low-yielding, hand-picked vineyard lots in the Cape’s best sites, continues to manifest its merit with a steady stream of prominent awards for Neil Ellis Wines.

keyboard_arrow_upAir Products puts the fizz into craft beer
keyboard_arrow_downAir Products puts the fizz into craft beer

Craft beer brewing has evolved from being a home-brewing hobby to a precise and complex process. As a supplier of gases, which is vital to the brewing process, Air Products has been playing an important role to support microbreweries in creating craft beers suited for the local market.

keyboard_arrow_upCompany veteran to lead Coca-Cola Africa
keyboard_arrow_downCompany veteran to lead Coca-Cola Africa

The company appointed Roger Gauntlett general manager of its South Africa business. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the relationship with the company’s bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. The role will ensure alignment, sustainable and profitable growth for the beverage giant’s business in the country. South Africa is a key market for Coca-Cola Africa’s Southern and East Africa operations.

keyboard_arrow_upMuskadel SA Awards 2017 – Third win for Orange River Cellars
keyboard_arrow_downMuskadel SA Awards 2017 – Third win for Orange River Cellars

The 15thannual Muskadel SA Awards function, sponsored by Enartis SA, was held at Noop, Paarl on 25 May.  Amongst 23 entries, five more than in 2016,Orange River Cellarsfrom the Northern Cape was triumphant for the third consecutive year winning two platinum awards.

keyboard_arrow_upLocal gin manufacturer lands four awards
keyboard_arrow_downLocal gin manufacturer lands four awards

Home grownhandcrafted dry gin - Ginifer - has been recognised with three international awards in the American Distilling Institute’s (ADI) craft spirits competition, while Westcliff, a gin that belongs to the same stable, was also recognised.

keyboard_arrow_upAmericans make a clear choice
keyboard_arrow_downAmericans make a clear choice

‘Forget the soda! More Americans would rather quench their thirst with bottled water’, was Fox News’ lead into a story coming from America late last week that had many wondering if April Fool’s Day had come early.

keyboard_arrow_upDemand for private label juice driven by changing perceptions
keyboard_arrow_downDemand for private label juice driven by changing perceptions

According to a Euromonitor report, the growth in private label juice is being driven by changing perceptions of these products among consumers. The previous image of private label juice as inferior is being targeted. Retailers are driving home the message that private label juice is just as good as branded products.

keyboard_arrow_upBeverage industry welcomes further consultation on proposed soft drinks tax
keyboard_arrow_downBeverage industry welcomes further consultation on proposed soft drinks tax

The Beverage Association of South Africa (BevSA) welcomes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s announcement in his budget speech that there will be further consultations on the tax on sugar sweetened beverages before it is implemented.

keyboard_arrow_upWhere health and carton packs meet
keyboard_arrow_downWhere health and carton packs meet

Three out of-five people (61 per cent) are looking for beverages with proven medical health benefits, while three out of 10 want cold drinks that can assist in stress relief. Consumers rated all natural products the highest in the consumer survey. This ties in with Nielsen’s 2015 Global Health and Wellness Survey, which found that 43 per cent of global consumers want natural products. This trend is very pronounced in Middle East and Africa, at 53 per cent. Organic is another popular product category. Consumers are looking for products with reduced salt, fat, lactose, caffeine, gluten and sugar.

keyboard_arrow_upSweet solutions drive the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) industry
keyboard_arrow_downSweet solutions drive the carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) industry

There is considerable pressure on the global market for carbonated soft drinks (CSDs) to respond to growing health issues surrounding high sugar intake.

keyboard_arrow_upGlanbia finds new ways to feed energy demand
keyboard_arrow_downGlanbia finds new ways to feed energy demand

Energy drinks are a global multi-billion dollar industry, which continues to show growth, despite the continued use of some controversial ingredients in classic energy drinks and lifestyle products.

keyboard_arrow_upThe “Absolut” best
keyboard_arrow_downThe “Absolut” best

South Africa is not a big spirits market by global standards, but the spirits category is growing exponentially as more consumers aspire to drinking leading whiskey, vodka, gin and tequila brands. Pernod Ricard South Africa, providers of premium spirits brands like Jameson, Chivas Regal, Olmeca and Beefeater is leading this charge.

keyboard_arrow_upNew package design for wines
keyboard_arrow_downNew package design for wines

Bon Courage Wine Estate situated in the Robertson Wine Valley has launched the new packaging design for its “Like Father Like Son” wine collection.

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola Company exercises call option
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola Company exercises call option

The Coca-Cola Company announced its intention to acquire Anheuser-Busch InBev's (ABI) stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa following the closing of the ABI combination with SABMiller.

keyboard_arrow_upWorld-renowned coffee training programme launched nationally
keyboard_arrow_downWorld-renowned coffee training programme launched nationally

The Ciro Coffee Academy’s (CCA) announcement of their newly-launched Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) training modules, will lead to world-class excellence in the local coffee industry and provide a much-needed boost to South Africa’s skills development.

keyboard_arrow_upCoca-Cola Peninsula Beverages celebrates consolidation of companies
keyboard_arrow_downCoca-Cola Peninsula Beverages celebrates consolidation of companies

Peninsula Beverages, also known as PenBev, officially opened for business in 1940 with its first plant in Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland. Today, 76 years later, more than 1 300 employees work at the various depots and in the state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across the business.

keyboard_arrow_upSlanghoek Cellar appoints new national distributor The Breedekloof winery
keyboard_arrow_downSlanghoek Cellar appoints new national distributor The Breedekloof winery

The Breedekloof winery has appointed PB Liquor Merchants as its wine distributor. Since its establishment in 1951, the team at Slanghoek Cellar (Slanghoek) has been driven by a mandate to produce a range of high quality and highly drinkable wines.

keyboard_arrow_upCelebrating the top women in wine
keyboard_arrow_downCelebrating the top women in wine

Women winemakers are without doubt making major strides in producing some of the best wines in the country. From making the news headlines to clinching top awards and recognition for their wines internationally, our women winemakers are standing tall next to their male counterparts.

keyboard_arrow_upAll round refreshment guaranteed
keyboard_arrow_downAll round refreshment guaranteed

Global beverage giant SABMiller and its affiliate ABI are ensuring uninterrupted production and supply of their world-famous beer and soft drink brands. Reliable power supply is a fundamental aspect of this, and SABMiller has installed standby power generation solutions supplied by Cummins at six important facilities nationwide.