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Gaggenau Sommelier Awards 2018

Gaggenau Sommelier Awards 2018

Gaggenau South Africa will hold its first Sommelier Awards for young professionals of the industry during May 2018. The Prize The winner of this year’s Gaggenau South Africa Sommelier Awards will automatically qualify for the International Gaggenau Sommelier Awards...
Landbouproeë vir fynproewers

Landbouproeë vir fynproewers

Shiraz en wildsvleis, Merino-lamsboud en Veritas-bekroonde wyne, topkase én rooibos is van die unieke proe-ervarings wat op fynproewers wag tydens die Agri-Expo Landboureeks by die US Woordfees van Vrydag 2 tot Maandag 11 Maart op Stellenbosch. Dié gewilde proeë, wat...
Celebrate harvest with Ommiberg

Celebrate harvest with Ommiberg

The Paarl OmmiBerg Harvest Celebration takes place on Saturday, 3 March 2018, from 10h00 to 17h00 and marks one of the most important events in the Cape Winelands – the annual harvesting of the grapes. This year’s OmmiBerg pays homage to all things harvest and...
Wine Tram makes tracks

Wine Tram makes tracks

Minister of Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde, formally inaugurated the Franschhoek Wine Tram on 7 December 2017 at the historic Groot Drakenstein Station. Minister Winde was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by his deputy director general Rashid Toefy, the head...
Stellenbosch-in-Joburg soiree

Stellenbosch-in-Joburg soiree

It’s official! Every single one of the five chefs participating in this year’s Stellenbosch at Summer Place in Johannesburg on November 29 are among the best 30 in South Africa. Plus, Bertus Basson and Gregory Czarnecki emerged in the top 10 of the 2017 Eat Out...
Agri’s got talent

Agri’s got talent

Mbulelo Sikade, a general agricultural worker from Diemersfontein Wine Estate outside Wellington, bowled over judges and won the hearts of fans at the 4th Agri’s Got Talent gala event held in at Nederburg Wines in Paarl on Friday evening 4 August 2017. Two previous...
Domestic consumption trends

Domestic consumption trends

Here’s a graph depicting the trend in domestic wine consumption from 1945 to 2016. Some interesting trends emerge: Fortified wine consumption has declined since 1975 and the downward trend seems to be continuing Sparkling wine consumption has increased marginally, but...
That dreaded drip

That dreaded drip

Wine packaging has become a very competitive business and anything that will give the edge over competitor products deserves a second look. A scientist at Brandeis University has come up with a solution against dripping wine bottles. Many have tried, with varying...
It’s a MOYO thing

It’s a MOYO thing

Two former classmates from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, recently received their PhDs in agricultural sciences from Stellenbosch University. Here’s the newly capped doctors’ story.   Providence Moyo and Mukani Moyo were among a group of 18 PhD and 61 master’s students who...
Social settings

Social settings

Since we made friends with Tom on Myspace in 2003, the social media beast has grown in ways many could never have imagined or predicted. Pick up your phone. Scroll through your home screen. I’ll bet good money there’s a Facebook icon there somewhere. And probably one...
Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

Share your #2017Vintage pics and win!

It’s that time of the year again! Winemakers and viticulturists are sharing their pride by posting pics of the 2017 vintage. WineLand wants to spread the love by sharing these pics in the #MyTrosIsMyTrots competition. So, you think you’ve got what it takes? Post your...
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