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Macau somm wins WOSA Asia Cup

The sommelier of Macau’s glitzy Studio City, Joe Yang has won the Asia semifinals of Wines of South Africa’s (WOSA) prestigious Sommelier Cup.

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Swig takes over The Remedy to showcase Caperitif

Online wine merchant Swig is set to take over Fitzrovia wine bar The Remedy to showcase Adi Badenhorst’s uniquely South African take on vermouth – Caperitif.

Monday, June 27th, 2016 No Comments »

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 »

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