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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Direct representation at the highest level

Andries Tromp, the first South African to be elected president of the oenology commission of the OIV (Office International de la Vigne et du Vin), says his main objective is to direct the formulation of wine legislation on a technical level. By so doing the international trade in wine and wine products may be promoted. The OIV represents almost all wine producing and consuming countries in the world.

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Falconer creates his own wine pleasure

Falconer creates his own wine pleasure

As a post-graduate student in Stellenbosch, Elsie rented out half her little house on condition that the tenant ate what she cooked. After a week of toast and Marmite, toast and scrambled eggs and again toast and Marmite one Friday evening, her veterinarian lodger sat her down on a chair, presented her with a glass of 1939 KWV port, tied his apron and started cooking. “The most wonderful meal,” she remembers, “and those old red wines he pulled out from a chest under his bed!”

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