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Tuesday 2 September 2014

South Africa

New wines at the Beautiful South

The Beautiful South tasting begins today and with over 3,000 wines to taste here are a few of the new wines being unveiled at the show.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 1 Comment »

Arniston Bay unveils flavoured wine

South African wine brand Arniston Bay has launched a new 5.5% wine-based flavoured drink called Infusions.

Monday, September 9th, 2013 No Comments »

NZ Sauvignon losing ground to Chile

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is losing ground to Chile and South Africa in the UK, according to a new report by Bibendum.

Friday, September 6th, 2013 2 Comments »

Beautiful South catalogue available

Online registration for the Beautiful South tasting next month is open, as is the opportunity to download the full tasting catalogue.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Chardonnay: ‘texture is paramount’

Bouchard Père et Fils head winemaker Philippe Prost on what makes Chardonnay great and inspirational expressions of the grape.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 No Comments »

Peter Finlayson’s quest for great Chardonnay

Peter Finlayson, who has spent the last 24 years as winemaker & general manager of Walker Bay estate Bouchard Finlayson, reveals how he is still exploring new techniques to improve his Chardonnay.

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 No Comments »

Distell buoyed by growth in Africa

South African drinks producer Distell has announced a 9.3% increase in revenue for the six months to December 2012, driven by growth in Africa and weak rand.

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 No Comments »

The Proust Q&A: Michel Rolland

Bordeaux-based wine consultant Michel Rolland on finally making the wines he likes, his lack of regrets, and why his nose is his most treasured possession.

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 No Comments »

Top drinks in the American press

With the US undergoing a heatwave, there are plenty of BBQ wines, classic cocktails and a strange obsession with kumquat in our latest round-up of the US and Canadian press.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 No Comments »

Beautiful South smashes target

The Beautiful South tasting, a joint initiative between the generic bodies for Argentina, Chile and South Africa, has shot past its exhibitor target two months before the event takes place.

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 No Comments »

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