"Chenin Blanc is an integral part of the legacy of Cape wine," says Carina Gous, GM of Kleine Zalze Wines in Stellenbosch. "Not only for its being planted throughout the Cape winelands, but also due to the fact that – despite its origins in the Loire region of France – South Africa is today seen as the leading producer of quality Chenin Blanc wines.
A research study led by the University of Oxford has found that weather plays an important role in determining wine quality.
Wine bottles to become nearly 25% lighter as leading retailers and wine merchants commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
In a ground-breaking development, led by the global industry body the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR), leading wine retailers from around the world including Lidl GB, Naked Wines UK, Naked Wines USA, Systembolaget AB, The Wine Society, Virgin Wines, Waitrose & Partners, Whole Foods Market have reached an Accord to reduce the average weight of 750ml still wine bottles in their range.
Through an innovative model of blended financing, equity ownership, mentorship and skills transfer, Van Loveren and Mzala Wines’ Wines on Middelburg Vineyards, with assistance from FNB, is taking shape as a powerful engine of value creation and generational opportunity.
Crop Science Innovation Summit 2023: Bayer sees more than doubling of accessible markets and potential to shape regenerative agriculture on more than 400 million acres
Bayer announced on 20 June that its Crop Science Division will capitalize on opportunities presented by the shift to regenerative agriculture to grow in adjacent markets in addition to its core business of seeds, traits, crop protection and digital.
In keeping with the less is more brand ethos, the wines are produced sustainably and ethically from grape to glass using: harmless farming methods that minimize environmental damage; recycled bottles that weigh less resulting in a smaller carbon footprint, lower transport and shipping costs and less waste; responsibly sourced paperless labels made from 100% cotton linters; sleeveless bottle necks that leave the consumer with less waste and less environmental impact; the world’s first recyclable, zero carbon footprint cork made from renewable plant based polymers.
E.U. wine label requirements have changed. Beginning December 8th, 2023, all wine sold in the E.U must display new information according to regulation (EU) 2021/2117 of the European parliament and of the council in a revision to the E.U. Common Agriculture Policy.
Of late, South Africa has gained some serious momentum in the global bulk wine market, according to the World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE).
KSB: The collaborative contribution of neighbouring businesses to establish industrial effluent treatment plants in coastal areas can contribute towards the reduction of harmful pollutants entering our oceans.
New research reveals how climate change is likely to increase wine production in the UK, resembling those of France and Germany.