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Bouwland shows the way

Bouwland shows the way

“If I am crying today, these are tears of joy,” says winemaker Beyers Truter. The lump in his throat does not prevent him from explaining, however: “When I worked the first piece of soil on Kanonkop in 1981, I knew I simply had to have a piece of the...
London International Wine and Spirits Fair 2003

London International Wine and Spirits Fair 2003

High profile at high expense It is arguably the world’s most important get-together for those who wheel and deal in the serious world of wine and spirits. This year the South African presence was as professional, polished and high profile as could be. Cape...
Washed away by the waters

Washed away by the waters

For the next three months, buyers will have to wait patiently for wine from Van Loveren following the inundation of the cellar by the recent floods. Altogether 100 000 cases of wine were ruined, with damage amounting to R12 million. Barrels with Chardonnay from the...
Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Santam Veritas Awards: Great shift in medal spectrum

Looking at the totality of the medals awarded this year, the picture is very different to last year, probably in line with the organisers’ endeavour to raise standards even more, inter alia by means of a changed points and judging system. While the 1 491 entries...

Santam Veritas Awards: Double Gold and Gold Awards

2001 Double Gold Awards Bakenskop Rooi Muskadel 1999 Bartho Eksteen Shiraz 2000 Blaauwklippen Barouche Cape Blend 2000 Boland Bon Vino Droog Boland Chenin Blanc 2001 Boland Wit Muskadel 1995 Bon Courage Natural Sweet 2001 Boschkloof Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot...
OIV – Annual General Meeting

OIV – Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the OIV (Office International de la Vigne et du Vin) took place in Mainz, Germany, in July. Some of the most important resolutions passed by this world body include the contentious stipulation that organic acids may be added to wine. (The...
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