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Tell the story

January 2015 /

With renewed interest in the Cape from a global market, it is crucial we bring good design into the wine context. The CEO of Cape Town Design NPC, the company established to deliver on Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 commitments, explains that this was and is a dream job in many ways. “It combines many of the things that I love: design, facilitating conversations that have never happened before, certainly working under pressure, and the potential to use this opportunity as a vehicle for change.”

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Breaking out of grapevine leaves – practical considerations

December 2014 /

In many grapevines, in the irrigation areas especially, canopies tend to be excessively dense. This causes the inside leaves to be in the shade, which impacts negatively on grape analyses, fertility and diseases, amongst others. Breaking out of leaves, whether manual or mechanical, is rapidly becoming common practice in South Africa.

Jancis Robinson praises SA white wines

21 January 2015 /

“The eating and drinking scene is growing in Britain, with young Brits not being able to afford houses, a significant amount of their income is spent on drinking and eating out,” said Jancis Robinson OBE, MW and British wine critic at the #RootstockSA session held at Allee Bleue Wine Estate last night.