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Friday 1 August 2014

South Africa

Martin Lam to lead Beautiful South talks

Former London restauranteur, Martin Lam, will be leading ‘Sommelier Talks’ at this years Beautiful South wine fair.

Friday, July 25th, 2014 No Comments »

Brewer declares war on ‘hipsters’

A South African brewer has launched a tongue-in-cheek attack on so-called ‘hipsters’ with a series of humorous adverts.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014 No Comments »

Top drinks in the Asian media

Antipodean Pinot Noir, southern French heavyweights and the delights of Hong Kong’s newest addition to the cocktail scene feature in this week’s round-up.

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 No Comments »

Man finds dead lizard in beer

A man was taken ill after almost swallowing a rotting lizard found floating in his beer.

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 No Comments »

South Africa tames ‘wild horse’ Pinotage

Cleaner plant material, improved fruit quality and more sensitive vinification are all contributing to the rehabilitation of South Africa’s divisive Pinotage variety.

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 No Comments »

South Africa reviews ‘stressful’ 2014 vintage

South Africa’s 2014 wines are “really going to sort the sheep from the goats”, according to producers who acknowledged one of the most difficult growing seasons in their careers.

Friday, May 30th, 2014 No Comments »

South African wine over £10 ‘fantastic’

Attendees of an event in London today agreed that South African wine over £10 can compete on price and quality with equivalents from classic European wine regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 No Comments »

Richard Branson to buy South African vineyard

English entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard in the South African region of Franschhoek.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Mandela film gets wine partner

Kumala has partnered with Pathé to become the official sponsor of the UK DVD release of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 No Comments »

The Wine Explorers: Braai vs Pinotage

The Wine Explorers explore the traditions of a South African Braai while sampling a glass or two of the country’s native Pinotage.

Monday, March 17th, 2014 No Comments »

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