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2018 Pinotage Rosé Competition winners announced

2018 Pinotage Rosé Competition winners announced

The winners of the Pinotage Rosé Competition wines were announced during an award ceremony held at the Lanzerac Estate in Stellenbosch.  Most of South Africa’s major wine-producing areas were represented, with producers competing for the ‘Award of Excellence’...
Liquor Law Conundrums

Liquor Law Conundrums

The implementation of the Liquor Amendment Bill and the new Western Cape Liquor Act, as well as problems with liquor license applications at the Western Cape Liquor Authority, are set to affect the industry in the near future. THE NATIONAL LIQUOR AMENDMENT BILL It’s...
The Power of Colour

The Power of Colour

What’s in a colour? When it comes to intellectual property, quite a lot. Trade mark attorney Jean Bruneau discusses colours as trade marks.  The lengths to which French service providers go to differentiate their brands through the use of colour was recently...
2018 Perold/Absa Cape Blend winners announced

2018 Perold/Absa Cape Blend winners announced

Truly South African wine masterpieces have been recognized as the 2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend winners are announced at the awards dinner at the Lanzerac Estate in Stellenbosch.   Over the past eight years this annual competition has grown in stature, with South...
Red Tape Unravelled

Red Tape Unravelled

South African wine retailers describe the wine import trade as a tangled web of complex challenges and bureaucratic red tape. However, the gatekeepers who implement the rules and regulations say they’re necessary to protect consumers and ensure fair...
Free to Trade

Free to Trade

With the fourth industrial revolution upon us, driven by large-scale automation, emergent technologies, big data and artificial intelligence, and superpowers retreating to their corners, the global marketplace resembles a boxing ring where more than only punches are...
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