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Young Wine Show still as young as its entries

Young Wine Show still as young as its entries

When Badsberg was recently awarded the General Smuts Trophy, Henri and Giel Swiegers became the first son and father to win this gigantic trophy at different cellars. In the 176 years of its existence the Young Wine Show has developed into one of the industry’s...
Insetkoste-stygings skok produsente

Insetkoste-stygings skok produsente

In tye van eskalerende kostes van veral brandstof en elektrisiteit kry wynprodusente nou ook verdere skokke wanneer hul bemestingstowwe, plaag- en siektebeheermiddels en onkruiddoders aankoop Die impak van internasionale kostestygings in die chemikalie: wat gebruik...
Research to put the brakes on burnt rubber

Research to put the brakes on burnt rubber

A project to identify the source of the aroma described as “burnt rubber” by British wine critics is underway at the University of Stellenbosch. The co-ordinator of this project, Prof Florian Bauer, stated that the so-called “burnt rubber”...

Wine industry responds well to bottle shortage

An unexpected growth in the demand for glass has led to a serious bottle shortage for most part of this year – with the result that South African wine producers are facing the possibility of losing listings and foreign credibility if they are not able to deliver...