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South Africa

Rensburg and Rolland aim for Cape’s first 100 point wine

Cape wine estate Vergelegen hopes to create South Africa’s first 100-point wine with the help of famous French consultant Michel Rolland.

Friday, June 24th, 2016 1 Comment »

Lidl to beef up Prosecco range

Lidl is set to beef up its range of Proseccos and is extending its own label with a new tier of regional wines.

Friday, June 17th, 2016 No Comments »

Mitchells & Butler addresses ‘wine fear’

Mitchells & Butler has launched a wine range that tells customers what wines to drink with its menus, after finding that only a quarter of its consumers know what wines they like.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Lack of grape security ‘a threat to SA wine’

A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

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 »

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