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South Africa

Fallout over Bitter Grapes documentary deepens

Five wine farms in South Africa have been served non-compliance notices following a documentary by a Danish filmmaker that sought to expose mistreatment of workers.

Monday, November 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Trade responds to claims of ‘slavery’ in SA vineyards

Industry bodies have defended South Africa’s wider wine industry after a Danish documentary raised allegations of “slavery” and exploitation of workers at some vineyards in the region.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 2 Comments »

Nederburg named Platter’s 2017 Winery of the Year

Celebrated Paarl winery, Nederburg has scooped Platter’s Winery of the Year for the second time since 2011.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

Chile overtakes Spain and South Africa in UK off-trade

Chile has leap-frogged South Africa and Spain to take its place in the top five countries of origin by value on the UK off-trade market.

Monday, October 31st, 2016 No Comments »

Belvedere launches new campaign

Luxury vodka brand Belvedere has launched a limited edition ‘Red’ bottle as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting AIDS, along with a new marketing campaign.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 No Comments »

South Africa’s scattergun planting is ‘risky’

While South Africa is winning praise for its experimental approach to grape growing, one winemaker believes this scattergun approach is “risky”.

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

With the Freize Art Fair in town, new releases galore and chefs continuing to run wild with their culinary designs, it’s been a surprisingly ‘arty’ week in the drinks industry.

Friday, October 7th, 2016 No Comments »

Distell brings UK distribution in house

South Africa’s Distell has brought distribution for its brands in the UK in-house, bringing an end to contracts with three distribution companies.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 No Comments »

Records tumble at Cape Winemakers auction

Record results were achieved at the 32nd Cape Winemakers Guild auction at the weekend with sales exceeding 13.8 million rand.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

World’s ‘first’ Pinotage-finished whisky released

South Africa’s Three Ships Whiskey has released what it believes to be the world’s first whisky finished in ex Pinotage casks, with its distiller calling its release the “pinnacle” of his career.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 No Comments »

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