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Cape Wine Masters embark on new era

Cape Wine Masters embark on new era

The Institute of Cape Wine Masters is set to extend its association with the South African wine industry through greater involvement with industry bodies, producers and the hospitality industry. According to De Bruyn Steenkamp, the new chairperson of the Institute of...
KWV scoops trophy for best brandy producer in the world

KWV scoops trophy for best brandy producer in the world

For an incredible fourth year running, KWV has been awarded the Producer of the Year Trophy in the Brandy and Cognac category at the International Spirit Challenge (ISC). This major announcement was made in addition to KWV receiving the Trophy for the Best Brandy in...
SA’s largest traveling wine show pops the cork in Cape Town

SA’s largest traveling wine show pops the cork in Cape Town

It’s going to be a WINEderful weekend in Cape Town, as the Mother City welcomed the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show, the country’s biggest and boldest traveling wine show, yesterday (11 July). The show takes centre stage at GrandWest until Saturday. Owner of the TOPS at SPAR...
Results: Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019

Results: Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019

Yesterday (09 July), the results of the top 10 performers in the fifth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2019 were announced at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate in Somerset-West. 65 entries were received from 53 producers for this year’s competition and these were...
Fairview, a shining example of the power of solar

Fairview, a shining example of the power of solar

The nation’s skewed dependence on traditional power sources has once again come into sharp focus given the energy crisis gripping the nation. As businesses and South Africans at large come to grips with an unpredictable power supply and the rising cost of electricity,...
Michael Malan: Third generation winemaker at Simonsig

Michael Malan: Third generation winemaker at Simonsig

As the grandson of the Simonsig legend Frans Malan, Michael Frans Malan is one of the few third generation winemakers in Stellenbosch. Michael joined the Simonsig team in 2017 after gaining experience in Italy, Australia and South Africa and was appointed red...
Q&A with Gregory Mutambe: It’s a Somm’s Life

Q&A with Gregory Mutambe: It’s a Somm’s Life

There’s been talk about sommeliers reaching a glass ceiling in South Africa. But Gregory Mutambe, head sommelier at the 12 Apostles Hotel and Spa, says being a sommelier is still a lucrative (and promising) career choice.     Does working as a sommelier...