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Wednesday 22 October 2014

South Africa

The top 10 wines in the UK press

Terry Kirby gives his tips to wine bargain hunters, while Matthew Jukes picks out a “superb and hearty” South African red.

Monday, March 18th, 2013 No Comments »

Danny Glover launches African Passion wine

Lethal Weapon actor Danny Glover has teamed up with South African producer KWV to launch a new range of wines called African Passion.

Monday, March 4th, 2013 No Comments »

Distell to bring low-alc wine to the Cape

South Africa’s Distell is launching a 5.5% abv wine-based drink in the UK market, which will also become the first low-alcohol label in the Cape.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 No Comments »

SA producers band together to push quality message

A group of 15 South African producers have formed a new group to push the image of high-end wine from the Cape.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 No Comments »

Systembolaget gets behind Ethical Seal

Sweden’s state monopoly, Systembolaget, is keen to support the Ethical Seal being pioneered by WIETA and will ask its importers to encourage its uptake among their producers and suppliers.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 No Comments »

Diageo’s Indian deal hits delay but African venture advances

Diageo’s £1.2 billion deal to acquire a majority stake in United Spirits has been held back by Indian regulators, but the company confirmed a new African joint venture with United’s owner VJ Mallya.

Monday, January 28th, 2013 No Comments »

Boycott poll ‘inappropriate’ and ‘damaging’

Wines of South Africa has said that a recent poll in the Guardian on boycotting South African wine “has the potential to do unimaginable damage”.

Monday, January 28th, 2013 2 Comments »

50 Shades sparks interest in Vin de Constance

A mention of Klein Constantia’s Vin de Constance in E L James’ novel 50 Shades Darker has sparked unprecedented interest in the South African sweet wine.

Monday, January 21st, 2013 3 Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

Matthew Jukes lets us in on a wine he sometimes buys for restaurants, while Jane MacQuitty reveals a white that she has been “waiting all winter for”.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 2 Comments »

Champagne’s future markets: #10 Africa

One can’t help but feel sometimes that a little too much attention and excitement is falling on those new kids on the block, the oft-referenced markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 No Comments »

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