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Landholdings regulated?

Landholdings regulated?

The Regulation of Landholdings Bill was recently officially published in the Government Gazette for public comment. The Bill seeks to establish upper thresholds for various categories of agricultural landholdings in each district, also known as ‘land ceilings’, place...
Sweets for my sweet

Sweets for my sweet

The draft legislation on the tax of sugary beverages was introduced to promote health, prevent disease and raise revenue. Globally these fiscal measures are increasingly recognised as effective complementary tools to help tackle the obesity epidemic at a population...
Get on board

Get on board

The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM), in collaboration with their Local Tourism Associations (LTA’s), launched 13 Tourism Town Mobile Apps making it easy for visitors to the Cape winelands to explore thousands of things to do. This free application for...
Liquor law in the spotlight

Liquor law in the spotlight

Liquor legislation will be in the spotlight once again in the next few months after the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) issued a revised Draft Liquor Amendment Bill. The revised Bill will not be issued for public comment, but has been referred directly to...
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...
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