October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

October 2001 – Boland farms to become Aids danger zone

The mining industry is considered the sector that has been hardest hit by HIV/Aids until now. Research by gold and coal mines indicates that more than 20% of their current labour force has been infected. Broken homes, the use of migrant labour and the establishment of workers in hostels during the apartheid years created fertile breeding ground for HIV/Aids.

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The “Clos” which is open to praise

The “Clos” which is open to praise

The SA Young Wine Show – the official name, South African National Young Wine Show, is about as formidable as the trophies – provided its usual quota of surprises. But the fact that the overall champion wine was a red, hailing from the Stellenbosch district, with “King Cabernet” as its main ingredient, might have been expected, considering the region’s tradition of red wine. Even so, over the past decade the SA champion has increasingly been coming from other districts.

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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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  • 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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