DISTELL – a new force to take on the world

DISTELL – a new force to take on the world

The merger of SFW and Distillers Corporation into Distell and the listing of the new company on the JSE in March this year, represents a reversal of the decision in July 1988 to separate Cape Wine and Distillers Ltd into two companies – Distillers Corporation and SFW – and to list them independently. That decision was prompted by the need to generate internal competition within a closed market.

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Stormberg – Koos, Koosie, Koesie or Cozy – storming ahead

The dream to make one’s own wine often necessitates a few other irons in the fire. Veterans such as Jan Boland Coetzee and Neil Ellis broke away in the 1980s and succeeded in financing their own formidable cellars with income from consultation work. Martin Meinert and now also Koos Jordaan are two of the younger generation who severed their ties with the corporate world to be associated with various other cellars in a consulting capacity, but also to put their names to their own product.

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The influence of production levels and bud load on the quality of wine and wine grape cultivars in the Robertson area: Sauvignon Blanc

The influence of production levels and bud load on the quality of wine and wine grape cultivars in the Robertson area: Sauvignon Blanc

This article follows another that discussed the influence of production norms on grape and wine quality of Ruby Cabernet in the Robertson area (Van Schalkwyk et al., 1999). The conclusion of the prior investigation was that different production levels, induced by...

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