Proving that few grapes can beat the malleability and creative potential of Chardonnay was last month’s Masters tasting, where top-price pours and cheaper oaked styles fared well.
Chinese investors are seeking wineries outside of France with tech entrepreneur William Wu buying a controlling stake in the Swartland Winery in South Africa.
The same technology used to remove alcohol from wine could be employed to take out green flavours, or add in beneficial characters from grape pomace.
California-based Jackson Family Wines is expanding into South Africa with the purchase of a 20-acre vineyard in Stellenbosch.
The talented young winemaker on being custodian of Napoleon’s favourite wine, his beloved antique shotgun and drinking Margaux with Kurt Cobain.
Stolichnaya Vodka has switched its distribution in South Africa from RGBC to KWV as part of a strategy to expand into other areas.
In a recent feature for the drinks business Tim Atkin MW asserted that South Africa’s best wines are its white blends. We asked South African winemakers for their thoughts.
A catalogue for the charitable AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2015 has been released, featuring “money can’t buy” lots of rare wines.
South Africa’s blended white wine is a flagship for the country’s overall offering. Tim Atkin MW takes us through this strengthening category
South African producer KWV has launched a “natural” Pinotage using Rooibos and Honeybush wood in place of sulphur dioxide.
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