The excellence of Rickety Bridge’s Cabernet Sauvignon has been re-affirmed with the Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon once again singled out as one of South Africa’s best in the 2016 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report, (formerly known as the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report).
KWV has further cemented its position as a leading international wine producer, winning an impressive 110 wine awards at both international and local competitions over the past month.
The 2012 vintage of Nederburg’s flagship natural sweet wine, Eminence, is the only South African wine featured as one of the top ten wines in the *2016 Muscats du Monde in France, also earning a gold medal.
Great wine starts with good geography
13/07/2018 - 11:12
In an attempt to define the elusive concept of terroir, Wine Folly’s Madeline Blasberg narrows it down to connecting five dots.
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines
12/07/2018 - 09:36
Although the impact from the drought experienced in the Western Cape may be less severe on the 2018 wine grape harvest than previously estimated, it has challenged local winemakers to be more innovative.
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally
11/07/2018 - 14:07
South African online shopping trends tend to follow those globally, and with online wine retailers experiencing a boom in sales worldwide, the local market is expected to follow suit. In the United States alone, wine retailers experienced online sales growth of wine, beer and liquor by almost 33% in 2017 (source).
U.S. whisky imports to South Africa surge
05/07/2018 - 10:39
US whisky imports to the country grew to over US$10m last year. The imports surged by more than 17 percent in 2016, from US$8.9m to over US$10.5m in 2017.
Cybercellar appoints new CEO
05/07/2018 - 07:54
Cybercellar, one of South Africa’s leading online wine retailers, has appointed AJ Nel as its new CEO.
KWV wins GOLD at International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018
04/07/2018 - 15:47
KWV Brandy has been awarded an impressive 3 gold medals for the KWV 10-Year-Old Potstill Brandy, KWV 12-Year-Old Barrel Select Brandy and the KWV 20-Year-Old XO Brandy at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2018.
Global alcohol consumption reverses decline in 2017
21/06/2018 - 09:13
Total global alcohol consumption grew slightly in 2017, increasing by 3.5m nine-litre cases versus 2016, according to data released by the IWSR.
Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic
20/06/2018 - 11:51
In a court battle over which wines are or aren’t organic‚ a wine producer in the Cape‚ who said on her website that a competitor’s wines were not organic‚ has been ordered to retract the statement.
KWV concludes month-long search and announces KWV Brandy Futurists
19/06/2018 - 13:03
After an exciting month-long competition that saw the culinary world paired with the world of mixology, KWV concluded its search for its KWV Brandy Futurists: innovative and creative geniuses.
Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape
18/06/2018 - 09:05
Wine lovers around the world have a soft spot for it! The Pinotage market is booming at 24 million litres a year and counting; it’s one of the South African wine industry’s fairy-tale success stories and the good times seem unlikely to end any time soon.