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Friday 29 July 2016 loc: GB

South Africa

Former Whyte & Mackay owner buys into KWV

Vasari Global, an investment group run by a former Whyte & Mackay CEO, is set to buy a controlling share of South African wine and spirits maker KWV.

Monday, May 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Northeast takes on Klein Constantia

Hong Kong wine company, Northeast has announced that it has taken on the exclusive importing and distribution rights to premium South African estate, Klein Constantia.

Friday, May 13th, 2016 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Woody Allen in Cannes, Nyetimber reaching for the sky, the world’s biggest selection of Negronis and Bordeaux bottles adorned with René Magritte nudes were among the highlights of another fun-filled week in drinks.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 No Comments »

The underrated ageing potential of South African reds?

One of the more interesting events during Hong Kong’s recent South African Wine Festival was a tasting of five back vintages from the library stock of four iconic wineries, writes Ivy Ng.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016 1 Comment »

Week in pictures: Hong Kong

Lashings of Spanish ham and Portuguese wine, Mr Black espresso martinis and Indonesian sparklers… it’s been an eclectic week for the dbHK team.

Friday, April 29th, 2016 No Comments »

SA winemaker launches world’s first ‘neurowine’

South African winemaker Pieter Walser is to launch a wine that has used unconscious emotional and cognitive responses to determine the final wine style.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 No Comments »

WOSA Sommelier Cup competition open

The prestigious Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup competition is now open to entrants across Asia.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Day taking Vin de Constance in a fresh direction

Matt Day, Klein Constantia’s young chief winemaker, is taking the jewel in its crown – Vin de Constance – in a fresh direction through a series of tweaks.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 1 Comment »

Uncorked: Neil Grant

The former Chairman of the South African Sommeliers Association, Neil Grant speaks to dbHK about an unforgettable bottle of Château Haut-Brion 1951 and wanting to serve Pol Roger Winston Churchill to Winston Churchill.

Monday, April 25th, 2016 No Comments »

Neil Grant: SA wines ‘have come of age’

South Africa’s young winemakers are steadily putting South African wines on the map, says Neil Grant, founding member of the South African Sommeliers Association.

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 1 Comment »

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