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Distell bombshell

Distell bombshell

Neil Pendock December 15, 2016 0

Shares in Distell and CapeVin were initially marked down sharply on the JSE this morning after the bombshell that the Public Investment Corporation is snapping up 26.4% of the world’s second larget cider maker, Distell.

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Lomond drops the anchor

Lomond drops the anchor

Neil Pendock October 20, 2016 0

Distell released a scary trading update today, which a cynic might see as a clumsy attempt to reduce the purchase price Remgro will offer SABMiller for it’s stake in the company. For its bad news,

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Positively 4th Street

Positively 4th Street

Neil Pendock October 15, 2016 0

The news that Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for literature comes as a huge marketing win for Distell. Bob’s 2nd greatest song is Positively 4th Street and Distell’s happy drinking brand has

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Nederburg off message

Nederburg off message

Neil Pendock July 9, 2016 0

Ten reasons why Nederburg chose completely the wrong speaker to open the Auction this year

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Chile runs rings around SA

Chile runs rings around SA

Neil Pendock April 23, 2016 0

The SAWIS wine export figures for the year to end March are a disaster. France is now third largest export market for SA wine and its nearly all bulk. Bottled whites are down 7%,

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Marketing Maneuvers

Marketing Maneuvers

Neil Pendock April 21, 2016 0

The report in Bidet yesterday that Vivian Imerman may be sniffing around KWV is good news for the SA wine and brandy scene. For what is missing is sex and Vivian has it by

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Manager Massacre at Distell

Manager Massacre at Distell

Neil Pendock April 16, 2016 0

There was more blood on the walls at Aan de Wagenwegt, head office of Distell yesterday, than on the garage floor after the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago

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Two Centuries SB

Two Centuries SB

Neil Pendock February 15, 2016 0

The last hour of yesterday’s ODI against England at Newlands was what SA does best. Glorious weather, good natured rivalry with the Barmy Army and AB de Villiers and David Wiese blasting the lights

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Nederburg celebrates the birthday of SA wine in fine style

Nederburg celebrates the birthday of SA wine in fine style

Neil Pendock February 2, 2016 1

Gallery Momo in the Bo-Kaap was minimalist venue today for a sensory experience of note to celebrate 8 amazing wines from the Nederburg stable and to toast the birthday of SA wine that is

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Au Revoir, Ross

Au Revoir, Ross

Neil Pendock December 22, 2015 0

Ross Sleet, sales director for Cape Legends, has resigned from Distell and is off to Tanzania to work for MMI, Tanzania’s premier wine merchant and spirits specialist. MMI distribute Distell brands in East Africa

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Dancing about wine

Dancing about wine

Neil Pendock December 1, 2015 2

It was Mr. Diana Krall aka Elvis Costello who famously noted “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” A silly thing to do but underneath it all is the idea of synaesthesia or

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Ninjas nail Richard again

Ninjas nail Richard again

Neil Pendock September 20, 2015 0

Spare a moment to commiserate with Richard Rushton, CEO of Distell, who is not having a good year. After he gives up a career in SABMiller, a merger offer arrives from AB InBev which will see

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