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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Foil Bag Flourishes

Foil Bag Flourishes

The price is right, the product is right and for the first time in years natural wine is again making its appearance in the countrys townships and less affluent neighbourhoods. However, industry leaders are divided about the implications of this development as regards the image of wine, as well as undercutting and undermining of price levels.

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  • Australian wines are experiencing a revival. Wine exports to America have returned to growth after more than a decade of decline. The country is also enjoying unprecedented success in Asia, especially in China where last year it overtook France as the No 1 imported wine category by value. 
In the January/February 2020 issue of WineLand Magazine, we speak to Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark. He is also a guest speaker at this week's much-anticipated Nedbank Vinpro #InformationDay 2020 (23 January). Link in bio.
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  • In our Jan/Feb 2020 issues (our only combined issue of the year), our theme is #touchandchange and we focus on #packaging. Look out for articles on the #guyot trellis system; social media #influencers on wine farms; #cannedwine and many more. Our cover client is @cork_supply. Get your copy here: bit.ly/37PX80a
  • #Harvest2020 is officially underway! Snap some creative selfies or pics and enter it into our #MyTrosismyTrots photo comp! Big prizes from @felco_africa are up for grabs. Details here: bit.ly/2QHgflO

GOOD LUCK!
  • Members of the wine and rugby industry have joined hands to launch the #karoocalling fundraiser. On 16 January 2020 they will demonstrate solidarity with the farming community of the greater #karoo district. The #karoocalling fundraiser kicks off with a panel discussion with Springbok superstars. This follows a dinner prepared by local food personalities of the popular TV Programme “Laat die Potte Prut” and will conclude with an auction of once-in-a-lifetime wines and experiences for the highest bidder. Support the communities of the drought ravaged #Karoo. For more info and bookings call Heinrich Venter on 071 877 2232 or email heinrich@perdeberg.co.za .
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  • The Vinette Wine in a Can brand held its first release in Cape Town at Gallery one11. The range includes an easy drinking Shiraz, refreshing and fruity Chenin Blanc and a charming Rosé. For more on this exciting new brand visit their website: vinettewine.co #wine #wineinacan #winelandmedia #winemonday
  • Siya Kolisi and Boity Thulo turned on the lights at this year’s 3rd annual Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony. For those who missed the opening ceremony, Moët & Chandon organised an additional Festive on Friday 6 December (today), which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience at 20:30. The Moët Golden Tree will be in the Silo District until 6 January🎄#moetchandon #moet #moetmomentct #winelandmedia
  • Congratulations to our #sadogsofwine competition. Hi-Paw 🐾 to Donovan Ackerman, cellar master at @ricketybwinery and his best friend Syrah. Syrah is an 18 month old #goldenretriever puppy. Let’s also congratulate Mila from @tierhoekwines and Lentil from @compagniesdrift who came in second and third respectively 🐶 🐕 🐾 #sadogsofwine #dogsofinstagram #goldenretriever #wine #winelandmedia
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  • From the deck of her own yacht, former Miss South Africa @amykcurd launched a limited edition Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) - called Amelia - from the Jan Harmsgat collection. Read full story here: bit.ly/35JXFzy

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