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Saturday 1 August 2015

South Africa

Chardonnay Masters 2014: The results

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.

Monday, January 19th, 2015 No Comments »

Chinese investor buys Swartland Winery

Chinese investors are seeking wineries outside of France with tech entrepreneur William Wu buying a controlling stake in the Swartland Winery in South Africa.

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014 No Comments »

ConeTech could take out wine pyrazines

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.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 2 Comments »

Jackson expands into South Africa

California-based Jackson Family Wines is expanding into South Africa with the purchase of a 20-acre vineyard in Stellenbosch.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Matt Day

The talented young winemaker on being custodian of Napoleon’s favourite wine, his beloved antique shotgun and drinking Margaux with Kurt Cobain.

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Stoli swaps distribution in South Africa

Stolichnaya Vodka has switched its distribution in South Africa from RGBC to KWV as part of a strategy to expand into other areas.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Are white blends SA’s best wines?

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.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Luxury lots unveiled for Cape auction

A catalogue for the charitable AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2015 has been released, featuring “money can’t buy” lots of rare wines.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014 No Comments »

Going around the blend

South Africa’s blended white wine is a flagship for the country’s overall offering. Tim Atkin MW takes us through this strengthening category

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 No Comments »

KWV ditches sulphur for Rooibos

South African producer KWV has launched a “natural” Pinotage using Rooibos and Honeybush wood in place of sulphur dioxide.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 3 Comments »

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