Plantings – SA now in line with rest of the world

Plantings – SA now in line with rest of the world

Henry Hopkins analyses the latest SAWIS statistics about vine plantings in South Africa

This year’s crop is the smallest since 1986, but the quality of the grapes is exceptional. With regard to human control, there were also positive trends and the good news is that these changes are in tune with the worldwide pattern of less, but better, and a preference for red wine.

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SA wines make a Fair statement

SA wines make a Fair statement

LONDON – An era ended at the 2001 London International Wine and Spirit Fair when it was held for the last time at the Olympia Hall in Kensington. But it is certainly on a very high note that the focus will now move to an exciting new venue – the Fair was seen by many, including organisers Brintex Exhibitions, to be of the most successful yet.

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Wishing our fellow Wine growers all the best for the upcoming season. #saharvest2020 is just around the corner. 
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