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Saturday 4 July 2015

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Britain’s cocktail habits expose north south divide

A survey has revealed Brits' cocktail preferences depend on there they live, more...

Final call for Liberty apprentice scheme

Liberty Wines is inviting final applications for its apprentice programme, more...

Fire devastates New Zealand winery

A fire has ripped through a New Zealand winery destroying its offices, kitchen more...

Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Based on experience

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An English fizz fit for Wimbledon, a "chunky, berry-stuffed" Negroamaro and a more...

Australia puts quality centre stage

Wine Australia has pledged to invest AUD$35m annually for the next five years more...

Diageo appoints North America president

Deirdre Mahlan, Diageo's chief financial officer, has been announced as the more...

UK Sales Manager

London, United Kingdom

WOSA woos UK indies and on-trade

Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this more...

Lidl hints at plans for online wine shop

UK supermarket Lidl has not ruled out launching an online wine shop, reporting more...

Castel feeds aperitif thirst

Europe’s largest wine producer, Castel, has unveiled a raft of new products more...

Hatch Mansfield – Brand Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive salary

Yealands sells majority stake

Yealands Family Wines' owner Peter Yealand has agreed to sell 80% of the more...

Oddbins woos Naked staff with love letters

Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key more...

Winemaker fined $35k over toxic waste

An Australian winemaker has been fined AUS$35,000 (£17,000) after he was found more...

Global Wine Buyer

London, United Kingdom

Competitive

Accolade's Fish Hoek goes Fairtrade

South Africa's Fish Hoek is to go Fairtrade from the 2015 vintage, becoming more...

Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

Cockburn’s wins the boat race

Cockburn’s has won the 2015 Barcos Rabelos race, featuring the boats that more...

Supplier Relationship Manager

London, United Kingdom

Tour de l'Oc raises £30k for charity

Last month’s Tour de l’Oc bicycle challenge across France has raised over more...

China’s Ningxia region launches wine contest

Select winemakers will have the chance to travel to China to learn from its more...

Diageo 'shelves' £240m Chinese scheme

Swellfun, the Chinese subsidiary of drinks giant Diageo, has reportedly more...

London Sales Manager / Key Account Manager

London, United Kingdom

Competitive - depending on skills and experience

Santa Rita launching new Irish campaign

Chilean wine producer Santa Rita Estates is spending €500,000 on a new more...

The week in pictures

Pub-friendly pooches, Kevin Spacey and a one-off tasting of Achaval Ferrer more...

db Green Awards 2013 winners announced

23rd April, 2013 by db_staff

Lifetime Achievement Award

Su Birch, CEO Wines of South Africa

WOSA CEO Su Birch

WOSA CEO Su Birch

An inspiration to wine producers, this year’s Lifetime Achievment Award goes to a person who’s impact on people’s business practices stretches well beyond their immediate environment.

For almost 10 years an environmentally-aware agenda has been at the heart of Su Birch’s approach in her role at the helm of generic organization Wines of South Africa.

As part of this, she has moved the South African wine industry to ensure it has become a world leader in production integrity.

In particular, she has put her association’s full weight behind the Biodiversity and Wine initiative, recognized today as one of the most successful conservation and business partnerships in the world, with over 130,000 hectares of land now protected.

The recipient has also been responsible for the development of the Wine of Origin sustainability seal and driver of Cape Wine 2012, the world’s first green wine show. She is also on the committee of Sustainable Wine South Africa to ensure standards are maintained and a green agenda remains at the heart of the Cape’s wine industry in the future.

Su Birch is undoubtedly a very worth winner of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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