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Skin-fermented white wine – all talk and no action?

Skin-fermented white wine – all talk and no action?

When I started writing this blog, an old adage came to mind, “there is more than one way to skin a cat”. If you believe thatthere are many different ways to achieve an objective and that the reason for drinking wine is enjoyment, then skin-fermented wines could be the...
The devil wears …?

The devil wears …?

The wine industry is not new to crisis. Whether it be drought, fires, black frost or unfair media reporting. These and other issues will remain, but to minimise risk or outrage in times of crisis, a new communication protocol for the wine industry has been developed....
Send your wine samples for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Send your wine samples for Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Register your wines for consideration to the biggest international wine competition, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles (CMB). Registrations for the 2017 competition are open until 3rd March and can be made online:  http://www.concoursmondial.com/en/registration/. The...
The best in wine tourism

The best in wine tourism

Vergelegen was announced as the South African winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards at a gala dinner in Porto, Portugal. The GWC is an alliance of internationally renowned wine regions and the Best of Wine Tourism awards recognise leading...
Wines that sparkle

Wines that sparkle

A total of 25 countries took part in the 14th Effervescents du Monde, an international competition of the world’s best sparkling wines. The judges awarded 179 of the 540 wines entered with medals – 34 gold and 145 silver. Boschendal Méthode Cap Classique...
International acclaim

International acclaim

Bouchard Finlayson achieved a scoring of 90 points and higher throughout its range at the Great Wines of the World in Hong Kong last year. Organised around the Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, the event brought 80 top global producers together with 150 of their...
Napoleon’s drink of choice

Napoleon’s drink of choice

Groot Constantia’s Grand Constance 2013 won a platinum award for the Best South African Sweet Wine at the 2016 Decanter Asia Wine Awards. Wine has been produced on this farm since 1685 and Grand Constance, the French translation for Groot Constantia, is a brand from...
Vergelegen fire contained

Vergelegen fire contained

A fire that affected more than 40% of Vergelegen Estate has been contained. In a telephone interview with WineLand, Vergelegen MD Don Tooth said that they were still assessing the damage, but that the fire had mostly affected natural vegetation. “We are still...
Good growth in exports

Good growth in exports

The last year’s wine exports were very stable and we didn’t see much growth in the volume of exports on either bulk or packaged product. Contrary to this, the local market saw four exceptionally good years with the local market growing in 2013 by 4%, 2014 – 8%, 2015 –...
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