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Beer in South Africa


Malt beer is a well-entrenched beverage in the South African market, and currently holds the largest volume share within the alcoholic sector. This share increased in 2010 despite good performance from competing alcoholic beverages. Malt beer volumes increased by substantial 9.0% during the base year, this being a exceptional performance for the category. This is on the back of a decline the previous year, and the recession put the category under pressure.  Click here to find Beer brands
Brandy in South Africa


Distilled and enjoyed around the world, brandy derives its name from "bradewijn", which means "burnt wine" in Dutch.  Click here to find Brandy brands
Cider in South Africa


An alcoholic beverage made from the juice of special varieties of apples, cider is a lightly sparkling alternative to beer and champagne.  Click here to find Cider brands
Cream Liqueur in South Africa

Cream Liqueur

Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages in South Africa

Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages

Overall, flavoured alcoholic beverage (FAB) volumes have seen some volatility year on year, with annual growth rates ranging between -2.7% and 14.4%. The flavoured alcoholic beverage market recovered lost ground during 2010 following a loss in volumes in 2009. The 2009 global economic meltdown saw a decline in consumer disposable income and, with this, spending on luxury items was curtailed in favour of essentials. The FAB market was one of the casualties of this and volumes declined during 2009 (1.6%).  Click here to find Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages brands
Fortified Wine in South Africa

Fortified Wine

Fortified wine is wine to which a distilled beverage (usually brandy) has been added. Fortified wine is distinguished from spirits made from wine in that spirits are produced by means of distillation, while fortified wine is simply wine that has had a spirit added to it. Many different styles of fortified wine have been developed, including port, sherry, madeira, marsala, and vermouth. Click here to find Fortified Wine brands
Sparkling Wine in South Africa

Sparkling Wine

Sparkling wine is a wine with significant levels of carbon dioxide in it making it fizzy. The carbon dioxide may result from natural fermentation, either in a bottle, as with the méthode champenoise, in a large tank designed to withstand the pressures involved (as in the Charmat process), or as a result of carbon dioxide injection. Click here to find Sparkling Wine brands
Wine in South Africa


Made of the fermented juice of any of a variety of grapes, and containing between 10 and 15% alcohol, wine is believed to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.  Click here to find Wine brands

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