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On a roll but not on the world map

On a roll but not on the world map

Gloriously sunny autumn weather is part and parcel of the Nederburg Auction, like record prices and vinous, culinary and couture extravagances. But this year there were a few downpours … perhaps an omen of change to come. Not that Nederburg hasn’t seen change....

JSE listing for Distell

Distell, the new South African wine and spirits giant, has been officially listed on the JSE Securities Exchange – just short of a year after the commencement of talks to merge SFW and Distillers Corporation. Speaking at a media conference following the listing,...
The Uruguayan miracle

The Uruguayan miracle

The “Uruguayan miracle” is how this development is described by ISABEL MAZZUCCHELLI, that country’s food and wine writer, international wine judge and editor of the magazine of the Cava Privada Wine Club. She continues as follows: Uruguay, the tiny...
New wine cellar for Maties

New wine cellar for Maties

On the banks of the Eerste River, under centuries-old oak trees, a derelict old cellar has been restored to become a centre for training, research, developmental work and cutting edge technology in the SA wine industry. A healthy partnership between Winetech and the...
Foil Bag Flourishes

Foil Bag Flourishes

The price is right, the product is right and for the first time in years natural wine is again making its appearance in the country’s townships and less affluent neighbourhoods. However, industry leaders are divided about the implications of this development as...

Wilderers water of life

Born in Germany, raised beside the French border, and embracing an Italian outlook on existence: To enjoy life, relax and take things easy. That is how Helmut Wilderer has been spending his days since turning his back on the demanding 15 hour days of being a...