The department of agriculture, rural development & land reform has gazetted a new regulation that will allow grape juice to be used in cider and the excess wine from lockdown liquor sales bans to be marketed. 

The industry has more than 200-million litres of wine in storage in addition to the 450-million litres it usually keeps. This is because wine could not be sold and initially exported due to a range of lockdown bans totalling 23 weeks in 2020 and 2021...

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