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Cape wine production set to be low after 3-year drought

Cape wine production set to be low after 3-year drought

07/02/2019 - 19:19
The Cape's three-year drought has taken its toll on the wine industry and early indications are that this year's harvest will be even lower than the poor 2018 harvest. read more
Value of wine exports up despite drought in Western Cape

Value of wine exports up despite drought in Western Cape

28/01/2019 - 09:41
The value of wine exports grew by 4% in 2018, despite a difficult season and a long-term trend of producers dwindling. read more
Distell: Chateau gets a wider roof

Distell: Chateau gets a wider roof

28/01/2019 - 08:41
Distell creates new Libertas Vineyards structure that will focus on its premium wines — including some old favourites. read more
Organic wine market growing fast but to remain niche: study

Organic wine market growing fast but to remain niche: study

17/12/2018 - 17:21
The market for organic wine will grow rapidly in the next five years as environmentally-conscious consumers increasingly favour pesticide-free wines, but their market share will remain relatively small globally, a study showed. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members

Cape Winemakers Guild swells its ranks with two new members

13/12/2018 - 07:58
The prestigious Cape Winemakers Guild has two new members with the induction of JD Pretorius and Samantha O’Keefe into this respected league of masters in the art of winemaking. read more
Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

Online wine marketplace Port2Port rated SA’s best

26/11/2018 - 11:41
Port2Port.wine, an online wine marketplace based in South Africa, has been awarded the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher’s Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year. read more
SA signs wine labelling protocol

SA signs wine labelling protocol

23/10/2018 - 10:28
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine.  read more
Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

Checkers commissions SA artists for latest Odd Bins range

09/10/2018 - 14:36
Four upcoming South African artists were commissioned by Checkers to create unique artworks to adorn the wine labels of the newest additions to its exclusive Odd Bins range. read more
Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction

Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction

17/09/2018 - 14:42
Eight unique lots of previous Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines will go under the hammer as individual charity items at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018. read more
Wine Cellar set to launch ‘Insiders’, SA’s hottest new online wine club

Wine Cellar set to launch ‘Insiders’, SA’s hottest new online wine club

04/09/2018 - 13:14
5 minutes with Roland Peens, Director of Wine Cellar on this exciting new venture and on taking the guess-work out of ordering fine wine. read more
2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

31/08/2018 - 13:34
News of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners for 2018, featuring five newcomers and five regulars, comes in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the grape variety.  read more
SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice

31/08/2018 - 10:08
In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate last year released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting. This wine was such a success in the market that production has increased for the 2018 vintage which has just hit the market. read more
Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars

Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars

16/08/2018 - 09:59
Cybercellar, South Africa’s longest-standing online wine retailer, has launched ‘Liquid Social’ (#liquidsocial); a wine subscription service where customers can purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis.  read more
Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

03/08/2018 - 16:20
A meticulously curated collection of 48 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rarity and innovative winemaking, goes under the hammer at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.  read more
2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced

30/07/2018 - 10:51
Judging has been completed, preparations for the awards function at Cavalli Estate in Somerset West on 15 August are in full swing and wine lovers are looking forward to seeing which of their favourites among the Top 20 finalists are considered by the panel of experts to be the best of the best in the 2018 Absa Top 10. read more
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK

24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer. read more
Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

Michelangelo Wine & Spirits Awards joins forces with Checkers to offer consumers an award-winning choice

17/07/2018 - 10:41
One of Southern Africa’s leading drinks competitions, the Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards, has entered into a partnership with Checkers which will give consumers greater access to the competition’s award-winning wines and spirits. The agreement will see Checkers offering a selection of Michelangelo winners in its general retail outlets and liquor stores after this year’s awards ceremony, which is to be held on 29 September. read more
Great wine starts with good geography

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. read more
Innovative winemakers raise the profile of local wines

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. read more
Online wine retailer poised for growth as e-commerce niche booms globally

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).  read more
Wine producer forced to retract claim that competitor’s wines not organic

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. read more
Exceptional growth in Pinotage as SA’s national wine grape

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. read more
SA wine farmers feel the pressure

SA wine farmers feel the pressure

07/06/2018 - 11:40
More than a third of wine-grape producers make a loss and the industry has about 25% fewer producers than a decade ago, according to Vinpro.  read more
Arco Laarman grows portfolio with premium 'Focal Point' collection

Arco Laarman grows portfolio with premium 'Focal Point' collection

23/05/2018 - 15:26
Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection, with the release of the Focal Point Chardonnay and Focal Point Cinsault, both from the 2017 vintage.  read more
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés bring wine creativity to life

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés bring wine creativity to life

10/05/2018 - 14:01
Excitement is running high amongst the second year Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés as their dreams of making their very first wines becomes a reality with their creations safely in barrel after the 2018 harvest.  read more
SA wine production declines steeply — but global wine consumption is steady

SA wine production declines steeply — but global wine consumption is steady

24/04/2018 - 15:43
SA is set for a steep decline in wine production in 2018 as the country grapples with a water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas, a Paris-based global organisation said. read more
World wine output falls to 60-year low

World wine output falls to 60-year low

24/04/2018 - 13:46
Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organisation OIV said.  read more
Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine

Study sheds light on SA consumers’ attitudes towards wine

09/04/2018 - 09:08
South African wine consumers share similar perceptions about wine across different ethnic groups. This is according to research by Dr. Carla Weightman that focuses on the perceptions of local consumers towards wine. Dr. Weightman received her PhD (Wine Biotechnology) in the Faculty of AgriScience at Stellenbosch University on this subject on 20 March 2018. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés uncork their potential

Cape Winemakers Guild Protégés uncork their potential

07/03/2018 - 10:22
Valuable experience, decisiveness and an intense love for sparkling wine stand out for Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé, Sydney Mello, as the greatest gifts of his 3-year mentorship experience. Sydney is one of 24 oenology and viticulture graduates to have come through the ranks of the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme. read more
When it comes to wine, origin matters

When it comes to wine, origin matters

14/02/2018 - 11:22
Have you ever noticed the letters “W.O.”, followed by the name of an area or region, on the back of your favourite bottle of wine? Simply put, the acronym “W.O.” is short for the term “Wine of Origin”, which stands as a confirmation that all the grapes used to make that particular bottle of wine were harvested from that specific area. read more
Europe's wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks

Europe's wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks

05/02/2018 - 09:08
Representatives from the wine and spirits industry across Europe and the UK met at the EU Commission this week, in a bid to move Brexit trade discussions forward. read more
SA to have smallest wine harvest in a decade due to drought

SA to have smallest wine harvest in a decade due to drought

08/01/2018 - 10:23
SA, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts have said. read more
Italian wine exports up 74% in past decade

Italian wine exports up 74% in past decade

19/12/2017 - 09:39
Italian wine exports have grown by 74% in the past ten years, driven largely by Prosecco, which has pushed exports of sparkling wine by 400% in the same period. read more
Celeb chef Jan Hendrick launches own SA wine label

Celeb chef Jan Hendrick launches own SA wine label

15/12/2017 - 14:20
It seems like there's no stopping Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. With wine having played a profound role in the culinary journey which lead to him becoming South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, he has just launched his first wines under his own label.  read more
Drought-ravaged Western Cape braces for smallest grape harvest since 2005

Drought-ravaged Western Cape braces for smallest grape harvest since 2005

11/12/2017 - 11:52
The South African wine industry, which is reeling because of the severe drought in the Western Cape, is bracing itself for what might be the smallest harvest in more than a decade. read more
Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

Cape Winemakers Guild welcomes new Chairman and new member

08/12/2017 - 11:00
Boela Gerber, acclaimed cellarmaster at Groot Constantia, has become the new Chairman of the Cape Winemakers Guild with one additional member joining the ranks of this respected league of winemakers. read more
SA wine industry must embrace digital platforms as well as follow the Portugal road map, says Cape Classics President

SA wine industry must embrace digital platforms as well as follow the Portugal road map, says Cape Classics President

07/12/2017 - 10:54
Embrace the chaos brought by the mobile phone-fueled digital age and look to Portugal for a roadmap to success in the USA. Those were the clear messages from New York wine importer Cape Classics at a gathering of the South African wine industry hosted at Glenelly Estate in Stellenbosch. read more
Demand for Italian wine grows by 46% in Russia

Demand for Italian wine grows by 46% in Russia

27/11/2017 - 14:22
Russia, one of the top ten leading wine importers in the world, is the country where demand for Italian wine has grown the most, increasing by 343% over the past decade. read more
 Silver lining for SA as global booze drought looms

Silver lining for SA as global booze drought looms

30/10/2017 - 14:11
The world may produce the least wine this year in half a century, after small grape harvests in Italy, France, and Spain, a global wine organisation said. That could mean higher prices for bulk and entry-level wines.  read more
Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

Cape wine farmers’ harvest in danger

16/10/2017 - 09:28
Wine grape producers in some parts of the Western Cape, already reeling from severe drought, have been dealt another blow after being hit by frost in early October. read more
Cost of wine rises in UK supermarkets

Cost of wine rises in UK supermarkets

28/08/2017 - 13:27
The cost of wine in UK supermarkets rose by £0.17 between December 2016 and May 2017, according to IRI data. read more
Wine sales defy shrinking grape acres

Wine sales defy shrinking grape acres

21/08/2017 - 10:52
South Africa's land under tillage for grapes is on the decline, and this has presented the country's wine industry with a challenge - how to use less land while still increasing wine volumes and sales for both the domestic and international markets. read more
To save Chilean wine, producers head South

To save Chilean wine, producers head South

24/07/2017 - 10:51
Faced with increasingly inhospitable growing conditions, the Chilean wine industry is moving south and experimenting with new vines. read more
Brand Chenin as SA's wine specialty, says leading US commentator

Brand Chenin as SA's wine specialty, says leading US commentator

24/07/2017 - 09:19
South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal in the way New Zealand has done with Sauvignon blanc and Argentina, with Malbec. This is the view of Lauren Buzzeo, the recently appointed managing editor of respected publication Wine Enthusiast, based in the US but read worldwide. read more
Italian organic wine exports increase 40% in 2016

Italian organic wine exports increase 40% in 2016

20/07/2017 - 11:08
Italian organic wine exports increased by 40% in 2016 compared to the previous year, reaching a market value of €192 million. read more
Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

Why SA wine exports must move from bulk to brands

22/06/2017 - 11:59
South Africa’s wine industry must shift its emphasis from volume to value and from a production orientation to a market orientation. This is according to Anton Smuts, the newly elected chairperson of Vinpro. He shared his thoughts on some of the pressing issues that currently prevail in the industry with Jeandré du Preez. read more
Italy set for highest growth among wine producing countries

Italy set for highest growth among wine producing countries

20/04/2017 - 14:58
The global wine market is set to see production increase by 2.4% growth in production and consumption increase by 4.3% between now and the end of the decade, according to Ismea’s Wine Outlook 2020 report. read more
Italian wine exports grow by 4.3% in 2016

Italian wine exports grow by 4.3% in 2016

29/03/2017 - 15:20
Italian wine exports amounted to €5.6 billion in 2016, up by 4.3% on the previous year, according to data from the Italian Wine Union. read more
Cape’s finest wine on the block

Cape’s finest wine on the block

30/01/2017 - 14:08
Prominent wine aficionados from around the world will be part of this year’s Cape Wine Auction in Franschhoek, which allows you to stock up on some of the best Cape wines while raising money for a good cause. read more
World wine output near 20-year low

World wine output near 20-year low

21/10/2016 - 09:05
Paris - World wine output may fall 5.3% this year because of excess rain that spoiled grape harvests in South America and adverse weather in French vineyards, resulting in one of the smallest vintages of the past 20 years, according to an intergovernmental group. read more
Wine lollies set to hit SA market

Wine lollies set to hit SA market

19/08/2016 - 15:40
Cape Town - Capetonians will have one more way to cool off when summer hits this year. read more
LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Shiraz producers have pulled up their socks

LIQUID INVESTMENTS: Shiraz producers have pulled up their socks

27/07/2016 - 14:45
A FEW years ago, it took a degree of courage to contemplate a line-up of South African shiraz's. The variety was largely misunderstood, planted by growers who believed, even as the world was going into great oversupply, it was the "next big thing", and vinified by winemakers whose inspiration was the overripe so-called southeastern Australian style. read more
SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

SA wine industry could add 100 000 jobs by 2025

27/06/2016 - 12:58
Cape Town - South Africa’s wine industry could add a further 100 000 jobs by 2025, mostly in the Western Cape, following the signing this month of the Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) countries", Says Michael Mokhoro, stakeholder relationship manager for South Africa’s wine and brandy industries. read more
China wields increasing power in world wine market - France

China wields increasing power in world wine market - France

19/04/2016 - 10:22
Paris - The global wine market grew almost 11% last year as China not only drank more wine but also produced more, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said on Monday (18 April). read more
How much booze is “too much” booze?

How much booze is “too much” booze?

18/04/2016 - 14:18
Doctors and health specialists the world over will warn you of the dangers of excessive drinking, but a new study shows that no one can agree on what constitutes “too much”. read more
Cheers! Italy toasts booming wine trade - Italy

Cheers! Italy toasts booming wine trade - Italy

18/04/2016 - 12:54
Verona - As he swirls a glass of yellowy-green wine made from the trendy pecorino grape, Fabio Centini purrs with enthusiasm. read more
Wine upstart drops smart bottle on $300bn industry - USA

Wine upstart drops smart bottle on $300bn industry - USA

04/04/2016 - 11:49
New York - For wine, the hangover can start as soon as the bottle is opened. read more
Tax hike for South African “sinners”

Tax hike for South African “sinners”

25/02/2016 - 10:32
Smokers and drinkers will again be heavily taxed for their (in the eyes of the Government) bad habits. read more
Stellenbosch Vineyards rakes in accolades with double victory

Stellenbosch Vineyards rakes in accolades with double victory

24/02/2016 - 14:32
Stellenbosch Vineyards adds to its collection of awards and achievements, demonstrating consistent excellence as a selection of local and international wine awards were announced in recent days.  read more
Distell, Terlato partnership ‘will boost business’

Distell, Terlato partnership ‘will boost business’

18/02/2016 - 14:45
Johannesburg - The Distell Group, Africa’s biggest producer of wines, spirits, ciders, and ready-to-drink beverages, has said it will double the size of its business by 2020 through teaming up with Terlato Wine Group in the US, as well as growing organically in some other parts of Africa. read more
Distell: Zimbabwe unit’s turnover drops - Zimbabwe

Distell: Zimbabwe unit’s turnover drops - Zimbabwe

15/02/2016 - 09:48
Harare - Distell’s unit in Zimbabwe declared an interim dividend of 0.15 US cents (2.36 SA cents) yesterday, despite an 8 percent decline in turnover that was partly offset by a 2 percent rise in wine and cider beer volumes as Zimbabweans switch to cheaper alternatives. read more
Wine tourism may double by 2025 as rand tumbles

Wine tourism may double by 2025 as rand tumbles

03/02/2016 - 10:00
Johannesburg - Tourism based on South Africa’s wine industry has the potential to more than double in size in the next nine years as the declining value of the rand makes the country increasingly attractive to visitors, according to an organisation representing producers. read more
Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

Distell crowned best distiller at world competition

30/11/2015 - 12:34
Distell has been crowned best distiller of the year for 2015 at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London. read more
Qantas announces new Rockpool sommeliers - Australia

Qantas announces new Rockpool sommeliers - Australia

21/07/2015 - 11:47
Qantas recently announced a new team of wine experts and mixologists from the Rockpool Restaurant Group who will select wine, Champagne, spirits, and other beverages for Qantas domestic and international flights and lounges.  read more
The best wines in South Africa

The best wines in South Africa

25/06/2015 - 13:13
The South African Wine Index (SAWi) has released its ranking of the top wine producers in South Africa, and the leading brand in each wine category. read more
China's deal to end European wine probe

China's deal to end European wine probe

27/03/2014 - 12:05
Beijing - China's commerce minister said the Chinese and European wine industries had reached a deal to end an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe into European wine imports, ahead of a trip to Europe by China's president. read more
China agrees to talks on wine dispute

China agrees to talks on wine dispute

30/07/2013 - 07:28
Brussels - China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" to try to resolve accusations that Europe is dumping wine in China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday. read more
Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER

Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER

24/05/2013 - 15:37
n an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories, including beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.  read more
Don’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold

Don’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold

06/12/2012 - 09:05
The Corkscrew Wine Merchants in Dublin did a week’s trade in one afternoon yesterday as shoppers made sure they beat a surprise increase in tax on alcohol.  read more
Boost for wine industry transformation

Boost for wine industry transformation

19/09/2012 - 08:36
Cape Town - Nedbank has invested more than R1.3m over the past six years to transform the wine industry and has almost trebled its annual contribution for 2012 to enable more aspirant winemakers to join the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme.  read more
Western Cape economy cools down

Western Cape economy cools down

13/07/2012 - 08:05
Cape Town – Together with the chilly Cape weather the Western Cape economy is also cooling down, as is evident from the May Sake24 and BoE Private Clients Western Cape Barometer.  read more
HCI’s offer for KWV is unfair, say directors

HCI’s offer for KWV is unfair, say directors

31/01/2012 - 08:19
The independent members of the KWV board have told KWV shareholders that the R8.50 a share offer from Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) is not fair. read more
Russian Standard Vodka acquires 70% stake in Italian wine producer Gancia

Russian Standard Vodka acquires 70% stake in Italian wine producer Gancia

20/12/2011 - 09:17
Russian Standard Vodka, a premium Russian vodka brand owned by Roustam Tariko, has bought 70% stake in F.lli Gancia & C, an Italian sparkling-wine and vermouth producer to expand the Italian company. read more
Cheers to new wine markets

Cheers to new wine markets

07/11/2011 - 08:40
Hong Kong - Hong Kong's wine imports have remained strong even as global economic uncertainty cuts demand for luxury goods, underscoring the city's credentials as a preeminent wine hub buoyed by strong demand from mainland Chinese buyers.  read more
Rupert wines appoints new MD

Rupert wines appoints new MD

28/10/2011 - 09:01
Wine estates were managed by Anthonij Rupert who died in 2001, now Baumgarten and Sutherland from Graham Beck Wines bring their expertise read more
Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

Diageo continues partnership with Southern Wine & Spirits

27/10/2011 - 10:18
Global premium spirits, wine, and beer producer Diageo has extended its agreements with Southern Wine & Spirits of America (Southern), a national wine and spirits distributor in the US. Southern will now continue to be the spirits company's exclusive distributor for eight US states. read more
South African Wines reached milestone - 10 local wines achieve perfect score

South African Wines reached milestone - 10 local wines achieve perfect score

15/08/2011 - 08:52
August 11, saw SAWi celebrating the achievements of South Africa’s top wines with laureates and guests welcomed at Longridge Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. This was indeed an historic occasion, considering the results which is setting a new quality benchmark for South African wines with no less than 10 wines achieving a perfect 100 points.  read more
How much is a bottle of wine really worth?

How much is a bottle of wine really worth?

28/07/2011 - 09:12
The World’s most expensive bottle of white wine was recently purchased for £75,000 by a private collector by the name of Christian Vanneque. This rare bottle of white wine, an 1811 Chateau d’Yquem will be on display at Christian Vanneque’s restaurant, the SIP Sunset Grill in Bali, Indonesia, when this establishment opens in September.  read more
Boschendal wine farm to be sold

Boschendal wine farm to be sold

26/07/2011 - 09:36
Johannesburg - IFA Hotels & Resorts (IFH) said on Monday that it had signed a sale of shares agreement with Cinmark Twenty Seven for the sale of wine farm Boschendal from its subsidiary IFA Boschendal Investments and JCI Investment Finance, in a deal worth R700m. read more
Government backs new wine tourism Vindaba to boost SA tourism

Government backs new wine tourism Vindaba to boost SA tourism

14/07/2011 - 15:28
As the National Tourism Sector Strategy works towards positioning South Africa as one of the world’s top 20 travel destinations by 2020, key stakeholders in wine and tourism are uniting to present the country’s first specialist wine tourism exhibition, Vindaba.  read more
Hong Kong is a bipolar market for wine, says expert on Asia

Hong Kong is a bipolar market for wine, says expert on Asia

17/05/2011 - 08:25
Hong Kong is the Wall Street of Asia and the home of fine wine, deep pockets and big cellars, according to Debra Meiburg, a Master of Wine, international wine judge and consultant to producers trading in Asian markets.  read more
Cape wine masters graduate

Cape wine masters graduate

09/05/2011 - 15:03
Three new graduates have been awarded Diplomas as Cape Wine Masters at a ceremony being hosted by Lourensford Estate in Somerset West on Friday, May 6. read more
SA punts wine tourism for growth

SA punts wine tourism for growth

04/05/2011 - 11:08
Stellenbosch - Wine tourism was one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors of the global tourism market, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Monday. read more