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Friday 21 October 2016 loc: GB

South Africa

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 »

ASC takes on Savanna cider

China’s fine wine merchants, ASC has announced it has taken on premium South African cider brand, Savanna.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 No Comments »

WOSA Sommelier Cup winners announced

Marc Almert from Germany is the winner of the 2016 Wines of South Africa International Sommelier Cup with Joe Yang of Macau and Nathan Morrell of Canada tying for second place.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: Villandry

Wine List Confidential takes a look at the energetic little list at Villandry St James, where new wave South Africa has become something of a speciality…

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings

As South African winemakers continue to test the limits of their country’s terroir, we count down the top 10 fastest-growing grape varieties on the Cape.

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Cinsault tipped as ‘South Africa’s Malbec’

The growing revival of old vine Cinsault in South Africa, once the country’s most planted variety, has seen one commentator predict that it could become the South African equivalent of Argentine Malbec.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

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