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.
Wine of South Africa (WOSA) has condemned a “biased” investigation into human rights abuses in South African vineyards.
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