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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...
World Production of Wine

World Production of Wine

World production decreased annually by an average of 0,7% from 1990 to 1996. However, over the same period production in the new world wine countries (Australia, Chili, Argentina, the USA and South Africa) increased by an average of 1,4% annually. Production in the...