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Agri opportunities beckon

Agri opportunities beckon

Experts in the African Agri sector are set to address a delegation of over 600 key stakeholders at the second annual African Agri Investment Indaba to be held in November this year (for more info, see www.agri-indaba.com). The speakers will discuss real market...
Midwinter Merlot magic

Midwinter Merlot magic

Our local Merlot is often pushed aside in favour of Bordeaux blends (which contain Merlot) or simply Cabernet Sauvignon, ostensibly the king of Bordeaux varietals. But yesterday’s Merlot tasting at Asara Wine Estate, hosted by Winemag, once again showed that Merlot...
SA wine tourism goes digital

SA wine tourism goes digital

The winelands and its tourism offering are now a click away with the newly launched wine tourism portal, www.visitwinelands.co.za, inspiring visitors to discover and explore the best South Africa has to offer in wine tourism. This one-stop searchable wine tourism...
Vermentino version 1.0

Vermentino version 1.0

A historic auction to celebrate the first-ever release of Vermentino in South Africa was held on Youth Day, 16 June 2017. Every single lot of the limited-edition (1 500 litres in total) wine was sold at this landmark auction. This event, arranged by Ayama Wine Farm,...
Perennial performers

Perennial performers

Neil Ellis was nominated as the latest Sawi Wine Legend, joining other Sawi Legends like Peter Finlayson, Jan ‘Boland’ Coetzee, Beyers Truter, Etienne le Riche and Hempies du Toit at the recently held Sawi Wine Excellence Awards at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve....
Pyda for the future

Pyda for the future

The Old Mutual Foundation, as part of its responsible business ethos, invested development funding with the Pinotage Youth Development Academy (Pyda) to further job creation and as a result, 50 youths received job opportunities in the wine industry. According to...
Cab the Kleine Zalze way

Cab the Kleine Zalze way

The annual Cabernet Sauvignon workshop, or as vice president of sales & marketing Anthony van Schalkwyk describes it, the annual Cabernet Sauvignon experience, sounded just like any other wine tasting I’ve been invited to in the past. But as it turns out, this one...
Calitzdorp rules

Calitzdorp rules

They don’t call themselves the port capital of South Africa for nothing. Calitzdorp once again put the preference on port at the annual Cape Port Producers’ Association (CAPPA) awards when five wines from this quaint town excelled in their class. Aimed to raise the...
Golden era for SA brandies

Golden era for SA brandies

Close to 600 spirits from all the world competed in this year’s New York International Spirits Competition (NYISC) which was held in April. Almost 600 spirits from around the world competed for the top awards and were judged by restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail...
KWV excels at UWC

KWV excels at UWC

KWV wines stood out as the only South African brand at the Ultimate Wine Challenge in New York. The UWC was held over the span of four weeks, during which thirteen wine experts evaluated more than 1 200 wines and spirits from around the world. The following wines from...
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