Wines of South Africa has hailed “unprecedented” industry support for this year’s Cape Wine, with 95% of exhibitor space sold six months ahead of the trade show.
Wines of South Africa is taking its Asian operations “to the next level” by opening of a dedicated office in Hong Kong.
Wines of South Africa is to have its biggest ever presence at ProWein this year in what has been dubbed a “landmark” year.
Wine exports for South Africa in 2013 have topped the previous record with a 26% increase.
Former head of global marketing for cream liqueur brand Amarula, Siobhan Thompson, has been named as the new CEO for Wines of South Africa.
Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch is to leave the organisation after London’s inaugural Beautiful South tasting in September.
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”.
South Africa has launched an industry-wide seal which guarantees its wines have been produced in line with fair labour practices.
The value of Nigeria’s wine industry is expected to reach US$370 million by 2015, as Nigerians develop a thirst for high end wine and spirits.
Cape Wine 2012 will be “radical”, according to WOSA CEO Su Birch.
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