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Grapevine surgery: It’s a thing …

Grapevine surgery: It’s a thing …

Ever heard the expression, “it’s so crazy, it might just work”? A group of eccentric Italian viticulturists, or ‘master pruners’, have introduced an unconventional pruning technique that could possibly breathe new life into old vines.    During a visit to the...

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Shiraz Challenge announces 2020 winners

Shiraz Challenge announces 2020 winners

Despite Covid-19 lockdown regulations, the judging for the 8th Shiraz Challenge 2020 went ahead as planned with the top-scoring wines announced at an online awards function this week. Well-known TV personality Marciel Hopkins acted as MC and announced the wines that...

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Q&A with Cliff Collard: Wine in a time of lockdown

Q&A with Cliff Collard: Wine in a time of lockdown

With the reimposition of the ban on the sale and delivery of alcohol announced recently, there is no doubt the beer, wine and spirits industry is going to be heavily and - perhaps irreversibly - affected. Indeed, in her blog The Brewmistress, Lucy Corne writes that...

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2020 Nedbank CWG Auction goes online, with a twist

2020 Nedbank CWG Auction goes online, with a twist

The Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction goes live and online this year, offering wine enthusiasts and collectors the opportunity to bid on current CWG Auction Wines and exceedingly rare previous CWG Auction gems from members’ personal vinotheques. There will be two...

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Wine industry bids farewell to a great mentor

Wine industry bids farewell to a great mentor

The South African wine industry had to bid an iconic figure in the industry, and one of the founding members of Vinpro, farewell, over the past weekend. Pieter Hugo, well-known wine grape producer in the Slanghoek valley, passed away on 11 July 2020 due to pulmonary...

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Entries open for 2020 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition

Entries open for 2020 Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition

Over the past few years the Cape Blend wine category has become a sought-after and dynamic wine style. Winemakers strive to create exceptional combinations with Pinotage as the centrepiece. The annual Perold Absa Cape Blend Competition aspire to encourage cellar...

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