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Vineyard training now in a new format

Vineyard training now in a new format

Vinpro will continue to present its popular training courses for vineyard teams, but in a new format to curb the spread of COVID-19. Wine grape producers can now request practical demonstrations to be presented on their farms in the form of a half day course for a...
Corona leads to surge in demand for organic wine and food

Corona leads to surge in demand for organic wine and food

The demand for organic wine and other sustainably farmed, natural products is set to increase as a result of the current Corona crisis, with consumers becoming increasingly aware of the relationship between nutrition and health. According to Frank Meaker, cellarmaster...
Vinpro Production Plan survey: The 2019 vintage – the wheels have started turning for producers in the South African wine industry

Vinpro Production Plan survey: The 2019 vintage – the wheels have started turning for producers in the South African wine industry

In 2019, the Vinpro Production Plan Survey was conducted for the 16th consecutive year in the wine industry. Findings show that although the average producer is still not generating a sustainable income, the industry is improving year on year after a long downward...
New ways with waste

New ways with waste

When you think about product proliferation and innovation in the wine industry, you can be forgiven for thinking grapes and wine only. One inspiring story about creating value from something as simple as the humble grape seed.  True Vine Grapeseed Products CEO Howard...
Minerality in Wine: Fact or fiction?

Minerality in Wine: Fact or fiction?

How does soil influence the quality and taste of wine? And is the concept of minerality in wine a myth? By Lisa Lottering     Minerality is a complex subject in the wine industry and is often used as a trendy descriptor. This term is believed to have been...
Sulphur in wine: ensuring longevity

Sulphur in wine: ensuring longevity

Sulphur dioxide is a potent antioxidant and antimicrobial agent that helps prevent oxidative and microbial spoilage in wine. But now the consumer-driven trend for low- and no-sulphur wines is impacting its use. By Lisa Lottering   According to the South African...