Business and Marketing

MATUBA – a BRAND new beginning

MATUBA – a BRAND new beginning

Very few South African wines truly qualify as global players and the industry’s lack of serious contenders in this arena is considered by some to be our Achilles’ heel. JEANINE WARDMAN brings news (and hope) of a new brand intent on making its mighty...
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...
Hot wine in a changing world

Hot wine in a changing world

Global warming isn’t just about a vaguely uncertain future. Climate changes are happening now and the wine industry had better take notice before it’s too late. LEONIE JOUBERT* looks at winemaking in a warmer world. Deciduous fruit farmers in the Cape have...