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9 Apr 2015 KWV Holdings

KWV NAMED AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP 50 MOST ADMIRED WINE BRANDS

KWV, an award-winning, proudly South African brand, has been named as one of the World’s Top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands for the fourth successive year – the only South African wine brand to attain this global accolade. The prestigious Drinks International World’s 50 Most Admired Wine Brands annual awards is a globally recognised honour. […]

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13 Feb 2015 KWV Holdings

POOR MARKETING HAMPERS WINE INDUSTRY

SA’s wine industry needs a “champion” with access to global distribution and marketing channels, says Chris Logan of Opportune Investments, who punts a takeover of a local brand by luxury goods companies such as LVMH or Richemont. “The local wine and brandy industry has continuously lost out to more astute competitors — first locally to […]

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28 Nov 2014 KWV Holdings

WHEN SHOULD A COMPANY BUY BACK ITS SHARES?

KWV’s share buy-back exercise will reignite the debate about whether shareholders really benefit from open market forays. SHARE buy-backs remain a most contentious issue among discerning investors. Some companies, like commodities giant Glencore and British American Tobacco (BAT), have until very recently applied blanket buy-back strategies, effectively mopping up shares on the open market every […]

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18 Nov 2014 KWV Holdings

KWV DITCHES SULPHUR FOR ROOIBOS

South African producer KWV has launched a ‘natural’ Pinotage using Rooibos and Honeybush wood in place of the wine industry’s standard preservative: sulphur dioxide. Called Earth’s Essence, the new brand boasts no added sulphur, but uses a patented process which sees the wine exposed to the wood of the Cape’s native Rooibos and Honeybush plants […]

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6 Nov 2014 KWV Holdings

SHELF LIFE: THE NEXUS OF POTSTILL BRANDY

SA’s first Cognac launches South Africa’s first Cognac has been launched by KWV in a significant brand positioning for the brandy distiller. Last week, KWV unveiled KWV Heritage XO Cognac, the first to be produced under a South African brand name, as well as 30-year-old KWV Nexus, the world’s first commercially available brand containing potstill […]

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28 Jul 2014 KWV Holdings

SOUTH AFRICAN BRANDY NAMED WORLD’S BEST

KWV’s 12 year Barrel Select Brandy was named Worldwide Best Brandy, winning the 2014 Worldwide Brandy Trophy Award at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition awards ceremony in London on Monday. This is the seventh time that the South African wine and spirits maker has won the award, and follows its triumph at the […]

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26 Jun 2014 KWV Holdings

KWV’S BRANDY WiNS AWARDS BUT NOT SALES

FORTIFYING returns from its core brandy business is proving a tough task for Niveus-controlled liquor group KWV. So much so that KWV’s market capitalisation — as inferred by unlisted share trade on an over-the-counter (OTC) platform — actually discounts the balance sheet value of the company’s liquor inventory. This emerged at Wednesday’s annual general meeting, […]

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30 May 2014 KWV Holdings

WINE JUDGES LAUD ‘GROWING MATURITY’ WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA’S WINE INDUSTRY

Chaired once more by Michael Fridjhon, this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show panel consisted of foreign judges Gerard Basset (OBE, master of wine and master sommelier from the UK); Véronique Drouhin-Boss (wine maker in France and in US); and Fongyee Walker (China’s best-known wine educator). The South African judges were Christian Eedes (wine writer […]

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27 Nov 2013 KWV Holdings

KWV TO STICK TO STRATEGY DESPITE OPERATING LOSS

UNLISTED liquor group KWV will stick to its strategy of volume growth and product diversification despite racking up an operating loss of nearly R20m in the six months to end-September. The interim loss follows a R3.5m operating profit generated in the preceding nine-month period to end-March 2013. KWV CEO Andre van der Veen said this […]

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22 Oct 2013 KWV Holdings

DEDICATION KEY TO KWV VICTORY

A talented workaholic who displays engaging humility. A winemaker who, according to a colleague, gives new meaning to the word dedication. These characteristics became evident during a chat with KWV’s head winemaker, Johann Fourie, who has been with the Paarl wine and spirits giant since 2006 and heads a team of five – all of […]

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