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The future looks bright for blended white

The future looks bright for blended white

The annual Great White Tasting, a trade and media tasting held this year at Vergelegen, included some of the Cape’s top white blends and emphasised the quality and diversity that this category offers. EDO HEYNS reports Chenin Blanc is South Africa’s most planted...
Taking another look at light wines

Taking another look at light wines

Global trends suggest consumers are doing a re-think about higher alcohol wines. Although South Africa is lagging behind in health awareness and the drinking and driving enforcement, KIM MAXWELL takes a look at legislation related to the lighter categories and...
Switched on in Soweto

Switched on in Soweto

Heita! Woohoo! It’s official – the Soweto Wine Festival is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest wine happenings. Sara de Villiers mingled merrily, tasted valiantly and chatted loudly – only to discover that this is one event you don’t want to miss....
Too much of a good thing…

Too much of a good thing…

The second annual VinPro Information Day was characterised by a momentous irony: The Cape wine industry finds itself in the midst of the biggest and what might well be the best harvest in almost 350 years, but it is hampered by a serious oversupply situation that...
Of Kwaito and Cabernet

Of Kwaito and Cabernet

JEANINE WARDMAN was among a handful of recognised wine scribes who attended the second Soweto Wine Festival and relates here why it is the single-most exciting article she’s written this year. Awash in a sea of unimaginative media events and releases organised...