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Wednesday 29 July 2015

South Africa

Hamilton Russell eyes ‘next level’ in UK

UK agent Mentzendorff has hailed the “thrilling energy” surrounding South African wine at the moment as it announced the addition of Hamilton Russell Vineyards to its portfolio.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

South African wine booming in China

Sales of South African wine are booming in China, having grown 63% last year as producers up their investment in the market and create unique bottlings.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 3 Comments »

South Africa hails 2015 harvest

South Africa’s wine producers are expecting “beautiful” wines from the 2015 harvest which is marginally smaller than last year.

Friday, May 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Big brands join Fairtrade push

UK retailer The Co-operative Food is set to sell a million cases of Fairtrade wine this year after overhauling its own label range and partnering with some major brands.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

Top Pinot Noirs under £30

Good Pinot Noir is unlikely to come cheaply, but the drinks business Global Pinot Noir Masters 2015 revealed where some of the best value under £30 can be found.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

South African wine festival flies into Hong Kong

Over 500 wine enthusiasts surged into the Park Lane Hotel for Wines of South Africa’s “Discover South African Wine” Festival.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo takes control of United National Breweries

Diageo has taken control of South Africa’s United National Breweries, having acquired the remaining 50% stake it did not already own.

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Branson’s Cape estate unveils wine venture

UK consultancy firm Litmus Wines has announced a joint winemaking venture with Sir Richard Branson’s newly acquired Mont Rochelle estate in South Africa.

Friday, March 20th, 2015 No Comments »

Cape Wine set for sell out show

Wines of South Africa has hailed “unprecedented” industry support for this year’s Cape Wine, with 95% of exhibitor space sold six months ahead of the trade show.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 No Comments »

Sebeka failure shows Cape’s challenge in US

The South African partner in E&J Gallo’s high profile Sebeka brand venture has explained why the project was dropped, despite a $10 million marketing push.

Monday, March 16th, 2015 No Comments »

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