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Vinitaly 2004 – Sunshine bodes well for big domani

Vinitaly 2004 – Sunshine bodes well for big domani

A successful Vinitaly was an essential this year, for various reasons. From both official reports and talking to various producers, it seems this goal was realised, though time will tell, writes ANGELA LLOYD, who this year represented WineLand at this mammoth annual...
Where the tough got going

Where the tough got going

The going is certainly going to get tough ahead, but an event like Wosa’s third round of its biennial Cape Wine promotion, will help a long way for the tough to get going in the ever more challenging world wine export arena. The strong rand and unfavourable...
KWV Wine Harvest Celebration Dinner 2004

KWV Wine Harvest Celebration Dinner 2004

This illustrious function which is held annually in the famous Cathedral Cellar at KWV was not only supremely stylish this year, it also witnessed the announcement of historic milestones. Jonker honoured for “inspirational leadership” Lourens Jonker, who...
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...