A new South African wine classification aims to tackle the country’s difficulty in building a more upmarket identity for its wines.
South Africa has become the go to country for affordable fine wine, according to one of the country’s top Pinot Noir producers.
When it comes to top end expressions of Pinot Noir, most people’s thoughts inevitably turn to Burgundy, but this roll call of excellence shows that today’s consumer has plenty of other options.
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.
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