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The best of both worlds

The best of both worlds

New World vs Old World: Where does South African wine fit in? Some wine experts will tell you it’s all but impossible to classify wines geographically because in many ways the Old World versus New World wine debate is often technically driven, resulting in mixed...
Born to perform

Born to perform

Thanks to thorough market research Wellington Wines knows how to make a lasting impression as evidenced by the launch of its Imprint range. This is the first instalment of a three-part series focusing on Wellington Wines.  National Women’s Day commemorates the...
An insider’s guide to Stellenbosch

An insider’s guide to Stellenbosch

Celebrate the last days of winter discovering lesser-known gems in South Africa’s oldest wine region. With a winemaking history stretching back to the 1700s, Stellenbosch boasts some of the Cape’s most renowned wine estates. But the region also has many new...
A day in the life of a wine agent

A day in the life of a wine agent

You don’t have to be a winemaker to work in the wine industry. We’re often so enamoured by wine as a product it’s easy to forget what goes into (and onto) every bottle. This series celebrates the diversity of the people and their careers that make the industry every...
Winners and losers: TRADE WARS

Winners and losers: TRADE WARS

Amid an increasingly unstable geopolitical landscape, the looming possibility of a global trade war carries the risk of severe negative macroeconomic consequences. But it’s not all gloom and doom. A global trade war means both America and China’s economies could begin...
The world of wine

The world of wine

Get up to speed with your wine geography as we take a look at some of the wine regions that are making inroads on the global front.  Did you know that close to 760 000 ha wine grape vineyards were cultivated and 250 million hectolitres of wine was made globally in...
Who moved my model?

Who moved my model?

The number of wine producers in South Africa has dropped by 25% from 2007 to last year. The remaining 75% may have to consider new ways to survive and thrive in the changing world of wine.  In March the world’s biggest coffee shop chain, Starbucks, introduced rooibos...
Find your bee match

Find your bee match

A dedicated platform now makes it easier for you to find your ideal BEE (or commercial) match.  Black economic empowerment (BEE) is not only the right thing to do. If you find the right partner, it can benefit all the parties involved. The wine industry’s Business...
A good vintage

A good vintage

Judging by the results of this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, there’s a noticeable thread of quality, passion and natural talent that runs through the industry, whether we’re talking established producers or new kids on the block. The results of the 2018 Old...
An insider’s guide to Robertson

An insider’s guide to Robertson

Plan your next visit to the valley of wine and roses and discover many off-the-beaten-track destinations. The biggest attraction is the annual Wacky Wine Weekend when scores of wine enthusiasts descend on the valley to enjoy all its spoils. With its relatively low...
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