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Shane Allchin appointed MD of Meridian Wine Merchants

Shane Allchin appointed MD of Meridian Wine Merchants

Meridian Wine Merchants is pleased to announce that Shane Allchin has been appointed Managing Director of Meridian Wine Merchants effective 1 August 2019. Shane joined Meridian Wine Merchants in 2016 as Group Sales Executive and was appointed Sales Director in 2017....
Could you be SA’s next best young sommelier?

Could you be SA’s next best young sommelier?

Enter the prestigious South African Sommelier Association Best Young Sommelier 2019 competition, in association with Moët & Chandon. Are you a young sommelier or wine aficionado between 21 and 30 years old, looking for the ultimate career break? Just imagine...
KWV Brandy takes home trophy from Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show

KWV Brandy takes home trophy from Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show

KWV Brandy is proud to announce that it cinched another award in a major spirits competition. In its latest illustrious performance, South Africa’s famous brandy producer won the Trophy for the Best Pot-Distilled Brandy at the inaugural Old Mutual Trophy Spirits Show....
SA’s gourmet capital to host Fine Wine and Food Festival

SA’s gourmet capital to host Fine Wine and Food Festival

South Africa’s most anticipated wine and food festival is back, and it is more spectacular than ever! Stellenbosch Wine Routes, in association with Nedbank Private Wealth, will bring the invigorating energy of Stellenbosch to life in August when it unites talented...
Neil Bruwer appointed head winemaker at Chamonix

Neil Bruwer appointed head winemaker at Chamonix

Neil Bruwer has been appointed head winemaker of Chamonix in Franschhoek. Bruwer, who worked as junior-winemaker at Chamonix from January 2016 to August 2018, returns to the farm after gaining experience in the cellars and vineyards of Stella Bella Winery in West...
Finalists announced in Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

Finalists announced in Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

The four clubs (finalists) in the 36th annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition 2019 will have to wait until Friday, 18 October 2019 when the winner will be announced during a lunch prize giving ceremony at Blaauwklippen Vineyards for media and invited guests. The...
Plans to eradicate pollution in the Berg River

Plans to eradicate pollution in the Berg River

While the pollution rate is the Berg River is of grave concern for exporters, there are those committed to restoring the river back to pristine condition, writes Anton Pretorius     The current contamination of the Berg River, a valuable source of...
The mechanical pruning of vineyards: when is it convenient?

The mechanical pruning of vineyards: when is it convenient?

The use of machines during pruning, which is already widespread in Australia and California, has been gradually introduced in many wine-growing areas of the world to meet the needs of containing labour and consequently the management costs. Mechanical pruning is often...