South Africa

South African distillery to unveil 80% ABV ‘drought’ gin

Inspired by the upcoming 'Day Zero' when the city's water supply will be mostly cut off, Cape Town distiller Pienaar and Son is to launch an 80% ABV 'Drought Edition' gin to reduce its use of water. 

On this day 1659…the first wine in South Africa

On this day in 1659 the first wine in South Africa was produced by the Dutch at their trading station in the Cape.

Drought forcing Cape wine industry to ‘rightsize’

The affect of a three-year drought in the western Cape is hitting the headlines due to its affect on the local population, but what about its impact on the wine industry?

Winemaker Charles Back survives brutal crow bar attack and still makes it to work the next day

Charles Back of Fairview estate in South Africa has survived a brutal attack at his farm in which he suffered a number of broken bones, making it into work the next day to demonstrate what "real work commitment looks like".

Gous joins WOSA board

November 13th, 2017

Uncorked: Andrea Mullineux

September 21st, 2017

Distell sells off wine brands

September 4th, 2017

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