We tried de-alcoholised South African wine - and it took us by surprise

2019-08-21 14:50

You'd have to drink 9 bottles in an hour to reach the legal alcohol limit.

A popular SA gin has just been bought by the French giant that owns Absolut, Chivas, and Jameson

2019-07-31 14:17

Inverroche CEO Lorna Scott said the acquisition is a vote of confidence in SA's economic prospects.

WATCH: Tens of thousands of litres of alcohol go down drain in Johannesburg

2019-06-14 18:29

Gauteng police has poured 630 000l of alcohol, which were confiscated from illegal liquor outlets, down the drain.

If you're still drinking brandy out of a classic, balloon-shaped glass you're doing it wrong, according to a Hennessy expert

2019-02-16 18:15

A Cognac expert at the Hennessy distillery in France told me the best way to drink the spirit is no longer in a balloon-shaped glass.

MKR host J’ Something launches his own gin - and we can't wait to taste it

2018-12-04 14:59

J'Something cleverly unleashes his new gin just in time for Silly Season.

These are the 16 liquor brands rich Africans like best – including a R1,649 Japanese whiskey

2018-11-11 19:53

A study into the tastes of rich Africans says cognac and tequila are the top choices, beating out both high-end red wines and champagne.

A bottle of Macallan 60-year-old that's been called 'the holy grail of whisky' just set a new record price at auction

2018-10-05 10:34

A limited edition bottle is now the most expensive whisky ever sold – at more than R16 million.

Castle Lite issued an apology to women – are we buying it?

2018-03-12 11:34

Recently two companies tried to address women in their alcohol advertising but their campaigns still don't properly unpack the significant negative effects of alcohol on women.

Township business lobbies ready for battle

2016-11-13 05:59

Organised tavern owners and other hospitality businesses in townships in Gauteng are gearing up to fight the new draft Liquor Amendment Bill.

UK pub group snaps up beer business

2015-03-31 13:15

British pubs and brewery group Marston's says it has agreed to buy the beer division of Thwaites for £25m.


The SA liquor market is changing - these are the new favourites, says expert

2019-08-21 06:02

The way South Africans are consuming certain liquors is changing from traditional, heritage brands to modern, urban brands, says a fine liquor merchant.

A major Dominican Republic hotel is removing liquor from its minibars after 2 US tourists died in mysterious circumstances

2019-06-24 20:45

At least 10 US tourists have died in the Dominican Republic over the last year, two of whom died at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana.

Meet the families behind $70bn in global liquor dynasties

2019-04-11 05:00

Liquor isn't always quicker, but it can make a family very wealthy, say Tom Metcalf and Tom Maloney.

No Castle Lager at some liquor stores - as SAB runs out of bottles

2018-12-13 11:30

Outlets in Cape Town appear to be particularly affected.

From 50% off vodka to deeply discounted beer, these are our favourite Black Friday alcohol deals

2018-11-22 17:51

There are Black Friday 2018 specials on beer, vodka, whisky – and a lot of other alcoholic beverages – at Checkers, Makro, and other stores.

A global beer shortage could be triggered by extreme weather, causing beer prices to skyrocket

2018-10-15 17:40

Rising temperatures and severe drought could hinder the production of barley, creating a global beer shortage and a 16% decline in worldwide beer consumption.

Meet the family behind SA’s pioneering liquor store

2018-03-28 15:45

Tracing its roots back to tobacconist founded over a century ago, Norman Goodfellows is expanding its national footprint in the liquor business. We speak to Solly Kramer, the grandson of the founder of this business.

Toxic stew: Police seize fake food, drink

2017-04-25 22:04

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10 000 tons of fake and harmful food and drink...from caviar to cashews and booze to bubbly water.

WATCH: Robbers hit the bottles at Edenvale liquor store

Robbers, one of whom was armed, clear the shelves of a liquor store in Edenvale.

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Eating out on the up

2014-12-08 20:25

Restaurants and fast food outlets have shown a marked increase in sales, with patrons spending nearly R4bn on food and drink,

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