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Monday 2 March 2015

South Africa

Earliest harvest in decades for South Africa

The 2015 harvest has caught many South African winemakers off guard – and on the beach – with the grapes ripening around two weeks earlier than usual.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Jackson puts faith in ‘world class’ Cape wine

Jackson Family Wines has expressed confidence that South Africa can crack the US market as the producer prepares to release its first wine from the Cape later this year.

Friday, February 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Top South African white blends: part two

Following on from Tim Atkin’s roundup of Mediterranean-style South African white blends, this list reveals the MW’s top Bordeaux-style white blends from the region.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 No Comments »

Cape Wine Auction raises over R10m

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raised an “astounding” ZAR10.5 million (£554k) for children’s education in South Africa’s winelands last weekend.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Top South African white blends

South Africa’s blended white wine is a flagship for the country’s overall offering. Here, Tim Atkin MW lists his favourite Mediterranean style white blends in this strengthening category.

Monday, February 16th, 2015 2 Comments »

Pernod Ricard: The thirst to be first

As Alexandre Ricard prepares to take the throne at Pernod Ricard this month, returning the family name to the top job, he and his predecessor Pierre Pringuet speak to Ron Emler about the ever-growing ambitions of the company

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 No Comments »

Cork gives boost to Cape winemakers

Natural cork producer Amorim has stepped up its support for the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme which supports young winemakers.

Monday, January 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese investor buys Swartland Winery

Chinese investors are seeking wineries outside of France with tech entrepreneur William Wu buying a controlling stake in the Swartland Winery in South Africa.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

ConeTech could take out wine pyrazines

The same technology used to remove alcohol from wine could be employed to take out green flavours, or add in beneficial characters from grape pomace.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

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