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2017 Diners Club Finalists announced

2017 Diners Club Finalists announced

The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while four will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title....
A bitter pill to swallow

A bitter pill to swallow

Counterfeiting generally affects luxury goods, but now a new and worrying trend of counterfeiting fast-moving consumer goods, wine and spirits is gripping markets worldwide. Counterfeiting is a practice where goods, often of an inferior quality, are manufactured and...
Liquor licence renewals

Liquor licence renewals

Liquor Licence fees have increased Western Cape Liquor licence holders are reminded to ensure their licences are renewed before 31 December 2017 in order for them to be valid in 2018. Even if a licensee didn’t receive a yearly notice, the responsibility is still...
Profit-saving in drought conditions

Profit-saving in drought conditions

One doesn’t need to be an avid reader, social media nut or academic to acknowledge the impact of the current drought the Western Cape is facing. Unfortunately, water restrictions in rural environments have a deeper impact than those in the cities; something that...
Premiumisation – myth or reality?

Premiumisation – myth or reality?

A recent WineLand article shed some light on the idea of premiumisation. One simple and apt way to describe premiumisation is as an upward shift towards more expensive and premium products. Another way is that premiumisation is the opposite of commoditisation, where...
Leading the way

Leading the way

Astute marketing and a commitment to unlocking value for entrants have seen the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards go from strength to strength.  Now in its 21st year and acknowledged as South Africa’s leading and only truly international wine and...
The Lieberstein lessons

The Lieberstein lessons

With sales of more than 31 million litres in 1964, Lieberstein sparked enquiries from wine-producing countries around the globe and became the world’s biggest-selling branded natural wine. Five decades on, we ask three leading wine personalities whether this marketing...
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