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SA Chardonnay stands tall

SA Chardonnay stands tall

Once again South African Chardonnay stood out at international level – this time it was at the 24th international Chardonnay du Monde competition. Overhex Wines International’s newly introduced Survivor Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2016 has been chosen as one of the best...
Spice Route tourism champion

Spice Route tourism champion

Spice Route emerged victorious at the fifth annual Lilizela Tourism Awards (Mayoral Tourism Awards), held in Wellington. Destination Spice Route clinched the Tourism Business of the Year Award. This annual event, also known as the Cape Winelands District Municipality...
KWV brandy shines

KWV brandy shines

The recent World Spirits Awards in Germany saw KWV recognised as a “World Class Distiller”, yet another feather in this highly acclaimed brand’s cap. Not bad, seeing that this year 95 participants and distilleries from 25 nations participated in the competition, with...
Look, no tampering

Look, no tampering

Guala Closures SA has released the first ever tamper-evident closures in South Africa.  Global counterfeiting is constantly on the increase and statistics show that the estimated global rise in counterfeit goods has resulted in hundreds of thousands of job losses....
Lessons from Loire

Lessons from Loire

Chenin Blanc is the most-planted variety. The wines are fast gaining on elite regions like Burgundy and Bordeaux in terms of quality and reputation, but are still lagging behind in terms of price. Dry wines are all the rage in a region that is traditionally known for...
Finding a better way

Finding a better way

The world is filled with opportunity, when viewed from Charles Back’s perspective. In fact, it’s a little awkward to receive yet another lifetime achievement award when you still have so many new ventures in the pipeline! There’s a long list of things that excites...
Progress through knowledge transfer

Progress through knowledge transfer

Technology transfer in the wine industry has to grow in importance, given the challenges relating to energy, water, landownership, sustainability and global profitability. This is where Winetech’s efforts are critical. In addition to being an industry fund...
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