Antipodean Pinot Noir, southern French heavyweights and the delights of Hong Kong’s newest addition to the cocktail scene feature in this week’s round-up.
A man was taken ill after almost swallowing a rotting lizard found floating in his beer.
Cleaner plant material, improved fruit quality and more sensitive vinification are all contributing to the rehabilitation of South Africa’s divisive Pinotage variety.
South Africa’s 2014 wines are “really going to sort the sheep from the goats”, according to producers who acknowledged one of the most difficult growing seasons in their careers.
Attendees of an event in London today agreed that South African wine over £10 can compete on price and quality with equivalents from classic European wine regions such as Bordeaux and Burgundy.
English entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is to buy Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard in the South African region of Franschhoek.
Kumala has partnered with Pathé to become the official sponsor of the UK DVD release of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The Wine Explorers explore the traditions of a South African Braai while sampling a glass or two of the country’s native Pinotage.
South Africa’s 2014 harvest is expected to drop by 4.7% this year following a record harvest in 2013, a US government report has predicted.
PLB has furthered its reach into the UK on-trade by securing a deal to provide South African wines to pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butler.
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