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Diners Club Winelist Awards

Diners Club Winelist Awards

Entries are now open for the 2017 Diners Club Winelist Awards. These awards, which have been around for over two decades, is a celebration of local restaurants that pride themselves with their wine selections and pairing of food with wine. “South Africa’s wine lists...
VINITALY wine show

VINITALY wine show

The 51st VINITALY wine show will be held from 9 to 12 April at the Verona Fairgrounds in Italy. This wine show featured 4,100 exhibitors from 30 countries (including South African exhibitors) and saw 130,000 trade visitors and 2,600 journalists in 2016. As in the...
Rethinking wine e-tailing

Rethinking wine e-tailing

When Port2Port co-founder and managing partner Nicolò Stortiglione Pudel invests in a business his three top priorities are technology, quality and customer service. Shouldn’t the same rule of thumb apply to the entire wine industry? Eight years ago Nicolò...
Smaller harvest, higher cost

Smaller harvest, higher cost

A smaller 2016 wine grape harvest and sharp cost hikes added to the financial pressures that wine grape producers have been experiencing for quite some time now. According to the 2016 VinPro Production Plan Survey, the average South African wine grape producer...
Right up her street

Right up her street

Winemaking is a perfect combination of science and art. And for Andrea Mullineux, that means it ticks all the right boxes. Andrea Mullineux, co-owner and winemaker at the highly successful South African company Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, was recently named...
King IV: Guidance to governance

King IV: Guidance to governance

In a challenging time for the wine industry proper actions are needed by those charged with governance.  Agriculture in South Africa, and more specifically the wine industry, is currently facing numerous challenges, varying from unstable markets and fluctuating...
Foreign finance

Foreign finance

Foreign investors now have a stake in close on 100 South African wine estates. So what is the big attraction?   Investors from as far afield as China and India have been looking at South African wine estates of late. This might be puzzling to some, given that our...
Exchange rate movements

Exchange rate movements

For producing agricultural products, a large number of inputs are needed such as seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, fuel and agri-implements. Moreover, South Africa is a net importer of much of these inputs. Exchange rate movements is of immense importance within the...
Swimming against the bulk tide

Swimming against the bulk tide

The emphasis was on value at last year’s World Bulk Wine Exhibition. Given the smaller harvest globally in 2016, South African producers were determined to correct their rock-bottom prices. The 2016 World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) stats tell the story. More than 6...
The cool crowd

The cool crowd

Wine professionals increasingly talk about cool climate wine, but what does the term mean and how do you sell it to Chinese wine-lovers? Included on the programme at the ninth HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair was a seminar titled, Uncover the...
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