From The Drinks Business Daily News:
The South African government’s ban on domestic alcohol sales has already had a negative impact on brewers, wine estates and distilleries after President Cyril Ramaphosa extended the country’s strict measures to prevent cases of COVID-19 from surging. Several large corporations have since issued a statement warning of billions in lost tax revenue and job losses.
A statement from VinPro added: “The decision to suspend local liquor sales will deal a devastating blow to the South African wine industry, which has already suffered great financial and job losses due to bans earlier in the lockdown.”
While breweries, distilleries and wineries can’t sell their products in South Africa, they’re still allowed to export. One of the best things you can do to help is order online.
Support from consumers overseas, and subsequent exports, is “the only thing that can save the industry from disaster,” according to Hannes Spangenberg. owner of South African wine and spirits merchant Vaar Merchants.
“Please do your best to support the South African Wine Industry by buying your favourite wine brands,” Spangenberg said.
Even though sales within SA are banned, exports are still open. Now more than ever. #drinksouthafrican.
Please take a look at Fintry Wines’ South African selection here: https://fintrywines.co.uk/product-category/wine/?filtering=1&filter_country-of-origin=south-african-wine