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A cachet for rosé: The rise of the prestige

A cachet for rosé: The rise of the prestige

We were blindsided by rosé. Thanks to the garish, sickly sweet examples that were popular in the ’70s, we were happy to relegate it as a 'gateway wine' for people who didn’t actually like wine, writes Raphaela van Embden     It wasn’t until the advent of...

WIN BIG with FELCO and #MyTrosismyTrots competition

WIN BIG with FELCO and #MyTrosismyTrots competition

READY. STEADY. HARVEST! It's that time of the year again! Our #MyTrosismyTrots social media photo competition gives you the opportunity to brag about your vineyards, grape bunches and people during the 2020 harvest. SEND US YOUR BEST OR QUIRKIEST PHOTO, AND YOU COULD...

Meet Danie Keulder, 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

Meet Danie Keulder, 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

Daniel Keulder from Ntida Wines has been named the 2019 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for his 2017 Nitida Pinot Noir. This award is presented to the winemaker who produces a wine that the judging panel considers the best in a specified class. Keulder, who received...

PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

PYDA celebrates its class of 2019

The Pinotage Youth Development Academy (PYDA) celebrated its graduates in Stellenbosch on Friday 15 November. The PYDA offers a year-long work readiness programme for students to prepare them for employment within the wine and tourism and fruit sector. Students have...

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Thank you for all the love on Instagram for the #MyTrosismyTrots competition. This image was submitted by Ruan van der Merwe of Fairview Wine Estate: "Beautiful morning harvesting Chenin Blanc high up on the slopes of Paarl Mountain. The quality of fruit continues to impress." #mytrosismytrots #harvest2020 #fairviewwines
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  • #MyTrosismyTrots | 2nd round of finalists

This image was submitted by Kay Hattingh (assistant winemaker at Kaapzicht Wine Estate): "The most beautiful Grenache coming into the cellar today!" Remember to keep those submissions coming by using the hashtag #MyTrosismyTrots .
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  • #MyTrosismyTrots | 2nd round of finalists

This image was submitted by Bosman Family Vineyards! Join us for a step-by-step peek at our winemaking journey.
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  • #MyTrosismyTrots | 2nd round of finalists

Thank you for all the love on Instagram for the #MyTrosismyTrots competition. This image was submitted by @wineandwonderlust
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  • Wine speaks to all the senses; the eyes behold the colour, tone and shade; the nose, the bouquet, the fingers and lips caress the cool crystal; the ears delight in the subtle swishing of the liquid; the tongue rejoices in the reward of rich harvest. Wine is bottled poetry.
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  • Always remember, you can achieve GRAPENESS! 🍇 Happy harvesting!
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  • #WBW: In 2017, we reported on the premiumisation of South African wine. However, back then, critics remained sceptical on whether #premiumisation was the answer to lifting us to a higher global standard/bracket. Today, we can safely conclude that the premiumisation of our #wine is one of the most important actions on SA Wine's to-do list. READ MORE: https://bit.ly/36xT3ML
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  • Stellenbosch wine and sports legend Jan Boland Coetzee, received the iconic 1659 Honorary Award (Erepenning) during the annual Wine Harvest Commemorative event. This was held on Thursday 6 February 2020 at the historic Groot Constantia Wine Estate in Cape Town 
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  • Anyone for some champagne, darling? 🥂 
Media personality, business woman & original “Champopo Queen”, @bonang_m, caused a stir at the @officialsunmet 2020 with the unveiling of the new limited Prestige Reserve from @houseofbng. 
Cheers to you, Queen B 👑

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