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The big biodiversity buzz

The big biodiversity buzz

Marking a week of unprecedented buzz in the Cape winelands and involving all aspects of the industry spectrum – right from core business to lavish Cape cuisine – this event was the biggest and probably most far-reaching of its kind to date. Various...
As good as it gets for Boplaas

As good as it gets for Boplaas

If things were ever on the up for Boplaas Vineyards, they are so right now. This intrepid Calitzdorp cellar is riding a massive wave of competition success and recognition – both domestically and abroad. But this is only part of the rosy picture from a part of...
A first step into Soweto

A first step into Soweto

The first Soweto Wine Festival was more of a media success than one of attracting vast numbers of wine lovers to taste the more than 500 wines exhibited by about 86 wineries and wine companies. Sponsored by the South African Wine Industry Trust (Sawit) in conjunction...
Playing the competition lottery

Playing the competition lottery

Getting your label known in the dog-eat-dog world of sales often requires costly bare-knuckled gambling. Love them or hate them, wine competitions are here to stay, writes LEONIE JOUBERT. Every winery wants a big break … and that’s what happened when the...