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The 100 Best Spirits of 2021
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Wine Enthusiast has announced it’s Top 100 selection of spirits for 2021. The list was compiled from distilled spirits produced and distributed mainly in the USA, with a scant selection of products from Europe and India. They represent a wide price range in nine categories and make for some interesting reading.
Global hard seltzer market to hit R800bn by 2028
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Millennials and the ‘working-class population’ are increasingly turning to low- and no-alcohol beverages as healthier lifestyle choices.
SA Brandy Innovation Challenge winners announced
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Celebrating South African Brandy was the theme at the announcement of the winners of the SA Brandy Foundation’s Innovative Challenge in Cape Town yesterday at Leeuwenhof.
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Alcohol ban could ‘permanently entrench illicit trade’
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The Omicron variant was first identified in South Africa and has now been detected across the world, including cases found across Europe, Israel, Hong Kong and Australia. Salba is calling on the government to avoid resorting to further restrictions on the alcohol, tourism and hospitality industries as the nation faces a potential fourth wave of Covid-19.
Musgrave’s INSPIRIT now at Cavendish Square
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Experience Musgrave Craft Spirits’ new alcohol-free Inspirit infusion at their EGG concept store at Cape Town’s Cavendish Square.
Sugarbird joins Rum revolution with Cape Fynbos innovation
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The latest addition to the Sugarbird stable is the Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Rum. It is triple distilled using blackstrap molasses.
The shipping industry makes history with record breaking figures
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It’s not news that ports around the world are struggling: the average waiting time for vessels currently exceeds seven days, while approx. 70% of global container shipping vessels are late in accordance to their planned schedules.
There be a Wee Beastie on the Horizon
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Ardbeg’s five-year-old Wee Beastie from the distillery’s Ultimate Range, will be released at the Radisson Blu hotel in Johannesburg this Saturday.
Diegeo gives 100 bartenders a Hand-Up through mentorship program
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Ten of South Africa’s foremost bar industry experts will mentor 100 previously disadvantaged bar staff through Diageo SA’s newly-launched The Hand-Up Mentorship Program.