Business and Marketing

Pinotage pleasure in the pipeline

Pinotage pleasure in the pipeline

While the outstanding quality red wines of the 2001 crop are keenly anticipated, the country’s leading producers of Pinotage have expressed a strong motion of confidence. Going from strength to strength, this variety is winning awards and eliciting international...
Buzzing and vibrant

Buzzing and vibrant

Weather-wise it might have been the coolest Vinexpo on record but, as an event, possibly one of the hottest, writes DAVE HUGHES, who was there … for the tenth time. Early reports indicated 54 000 visitors, with a 6% increase in the number of foreigners, from...
SA wines make a Fair statement

SA wines make a Fair statement

LONDON – An era ended at the 2001 London International Wine & Spirit Fair when it was held for the last time at the Olympia Hall in Kensington. But it is certainly on a very high note that the focus will now move to an exciting new venue – the Fair was...
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...