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All about the Orange

All about the Orange

Orange wine is a bit of a misnomer. It is not wine made with oranges, nor is it a Mimosa (a blend of orange juice and sparkling wine). Orange wine is something entirely different.     Every wine lover is familiar with white, rosé and red table wine but orange wine?...
Die Franse (wyn-)konneksie

Die Franse (wyn-)konneksie

Met die uitbreiding van AdVini se belange in Suid-Afrika danksy ’n meerderheidsaandeel in Stellenbosch Vineyards, is die Franse wynleier opnuut op almal se lippe. Wie is die Fransman op ons stoep?    Dit is lekker om te weet AdVini is net in Suid-Afrika omdat ’n...
Asia uncorked

Asia uncorked

With instant customs clearance in all 42 Chinese mainland customs districts, Hong Kong should be on every exporter’s radar. The 10th edition of the Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair was a huge success. According to organisers Hong Kong Trade Development...
Boom in bulk wine sales

Boom in bulk wine sales

Quality and diversity were the hallmarks of the 2017 World Bulk Wine Exhibition where buyers showed they were more committed than ever to bulk wines originating from the right address.  Last year’s World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE), which was held in Amsterdam in the...
Fighting fire with fire

Fighting fire with fire

Natural disasters such as fire are a given. But with strong partnerships, good communication and solid action plans wild fires can be brought under control. Be safe. Be careful. Be aware. This was the message from Western Cape local government, environmental affairs...
Maple leaf monopoly

Maple leaf monopoly

Canada is famous for its hospitality, but it can be rough going for wine exporters. That may have something to do with Canada being a monopoly that isn’t a monopoly.   Canada occupies a special place in the heart of many South Africans. Despite the cold climate, it...
Small bugs, big problems

Small bugs, big problems

There are several microscopic maladies that can affect grapevines. Particularly fascinating and challenging is the dreaded leafroll virus, since conventional antimicrobial measures are not effective against it.   They say small things amuse small minds. But what about...
No, we don’t make the rules

No, we don’t make the rules

The Wine and Spirit Board has exciting tools to help you discover a wealth of knowledge about the wines you enjoy. And no, they don’t make the rules – they just apply them! Wine and Spirit Board (WSB) secretary Olivia Poonah has a tough job. South Africa’s wine...
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