South Africa

First Pinotage vineyard planted in the UK

Members of the wine trade and press gathered at Leonardslee Gardens in West Sussex for the planting of the first Pinotage in the UK yesterday, a nod to owner Penny Streeter OBE and the Benguela Collection's South African connections. 

South African craft brewery apologises for ‘Filthy Brunette’ and ‘Easy Blonde’ beers

A South African craft brewery which makes beers called Filthy Brunette and Easy Blonde has apologised for its "sexist" marketing.

FMV adds Rafael Palacios to portfolio

The wines of Spanish producer Rafael Palacios are to join those of his brother Álvaro at Field, Morris & Verdin which will now represent him in the UK.

Day: Sauvignon Blanc ‘becoming like plastic surgery’

Sauvignon Blanc is “becoming like plastic surgery”, as producers seek to make identical intensely aromatic styles, according to Matt Day of Klein Constantia.

The week in pictures

May 11th, 2018

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