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South Africa

10 stellar South African Chenins

As the 2017 South African white grape harvest gets under way, we pick out 10 Chenins which display that magical combination of freshness, tension and mellifluous fruit that so many SA winemakers do so well.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Out of Africa: Grape explorations of South Africa

It wasn’t too long ago that South Africa was considered a wine region out of touch with its winemaking talent, which goes to show just how far the country has come.

Friday, January 6th, 2017 No Comments »

Wildfires damage four SA wine estates

Wildfires have damaged four wine estates in the Somerset area of South Africa’s Western Cape, including Vergelegen, Waterkloof, Morgenster and Lourensford.

Friday, January 6th, 2017 No Comments »

Five great Chardonnays from around the world

Following a comparative blind tasting in London last October, we bring you five great Chardonnays from five great wine-producing nations.

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 No Comments »

Glenelly in wine tourism push

Glenelly, the Stellenbosch estate owned by Bordeaux doyenne May de Lencquesaing, is embarking on a tourism drive with a new restaurant, tasting room and museum.

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 No Comments »

SA wine importer launches in HK

Maslow International, a specialist wine importer focusing exclusively on mid-priced South African wine has launched in Hong Kong.

Friday, December 9th, 2016 2 Comments »

Fair Trade wines rise 25% at The Co-op

The Co-op saw sales of Fairtrade wine grow 25% year-on-year as consumers increasingly look for ethical alternative, it has claimed.

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 No Comments »

Fallout over Bitter Grapes documentary deepens

Five wine farms in South Africa have been served non-compliance notices following a documentary by a Danish filmmaker that sought to expose mistreatment of workers.

Monday, November 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Trade responds to claims of ‘slavery’ in SA vineyards

Industry bodies have defended South Africa’s wider wine industry after a Danish documentary raised allegations of “slavery” and exploitation of workers at some vineyards in the region.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 2 Comments »

Nederburg named Platter’s 2017 Winery of the Year

Celebrated Paarl winery, Nederburg has scooped Platter’s Winery of the Year for the second time since 2011.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 No Comments »

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