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South Africa

Southern Hemisphere wines to shine in Chengdu

About 45 exhibitors from Chile, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand will showcase some of their top rated wines from at least 60 brands in the lead up to the upcoming Chengdu Food & Drinks Fair in March.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Swartland Municipality issues statement on sandmining

The Swartland Municipality has issued a statement on the granting of two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg, insisting that sandmining is “an important aspect of economic development in the Western Cape”.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 1 Comment »

WOSA: Sandmining on Paardeberg ‘a true blow’

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has described the decision of the Swartland Municipality to grant two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg as “a true blow” to the region’s winemakers.

Friday, February 17th, 2017 3 Comments »

Sadie ‘gobsmacked’ as Swartland opens door to sandmining

Swartland wine producers appear to have lost the battle to prevent sandmining in Paardeberg, which Eben Sadie says threatens to undermine 20 years’ worth of work to establish Swartland as a prized winemaking region.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 20 Comments »

Cape Wine Auction 2017 report

Mike Ratcliffe, managing director of the Warwick winery in Stellenbosch, dreamt up the concept of the Cape Wine Auction four years ago after being influenced by a similar initiative in the Napa Valley that subsidises health costs.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 No Comments »

2017 Cape Wine Auction sets new record

The annual Cape Wine Auction has broken a new fundraising record, raising a staggering R22.3 million (£1.3m) on 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

Monday, February 13th, 2017 1 Comment »

Friarwood to distribute Capensis in the UK

Jackson Family Wines has appointed Friarwood Fine Wines as its partner for the exclusive distribution of its top-end South African Chardonnay, Capensis, in the UK.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 No Comments »

Uncorked: Devon Lochhead

Devon Lochhead, the sommelier at Hong Kong’s upscale New York/Italian eatery Carbone, speaks to dbHK about his first bottle of fine South African wine and his dream to one day make his own.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Record snowfall in Sicily, the start of the SA harvest, Champagne and caviar on Blue Monday and a load of flaming koalas – all part of another very pedestrian week in drinks.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Jackson Family Wines launches 2013 Vérité and Cardinale in HK

Jackson Family Wines launched its latest 2013 vintage from two of its premium California wineries – Vérité and Cardinale – in Hong Kong this week including two wines awarded 100 points by Robert Parker.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 No Comments »

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