Wine farmers get a leg up as use of grape juice in cider gets the nod
Excess wine due to liquor sales bans during lockdowns can now go on the market
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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