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.
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.
South Africa’s wine producers are expecting “beautiful” wines from the 2015 harvest which is marginally smaller than last year.
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.
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.
Over 500 wine enthusiasts surged into the Park Lane Hotel for Wines of South Africa’s “Discover South African Wine” Festival.
Diageo has taken control of South Africa’s United National Breweries, having acquired the remaining 50% stake it did not already own.
UK consultancy firm Litmus Wines has announced a joint winemaking venture with Sir Richard Branson’s newly acquired Mont Rochelle estate in South Africa.
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.
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.
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