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Cape Winemakers Guild sends protégés to France and USA

The Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme is paying it forward and sending three protégés to gain international experience in some of the world's most renowned wine growing regions...

13 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Disruption in the wine market

What does it really take to curate and maintain such a devastatingly tempting range of rare, vintage and well-priced wines while remaining at the fore of innovation?

12 Sep 2017

Marketplace Africa explores trends and changes in South Africa's wine industry

Marketplace Africa explores South Africa's wine making industry and talks to CEO of Heritage Link Brands about how her company creates opportunities for young black people wanting to break into the wine industry...

11 Sep 2017

New-look label design for Drostdy Hof

Wine brand Drostdy Hof, established in Tulbagh in 1964, has launched a new look for its range of wines...

7 Sep 2017

Distell sells venerable wine farms and brands

Remgro-controlled liquor conglomerate Distell, which aims to double revenue and profits by 2021, is selling long-held wine farms and wine brands...

By Marc Hasenfuss 1 Sep 2017

Seasoned Cape Winemakers Guild auctioneer gets gavel ready for 20th auction

For the 20th time, Henré Hablutzel of Hofmeyr Mills Auctioneers, will have his gavel at the ready for this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction...

1 Sep 2017

Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced

This year's Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge attracted 136 entries. The five-member judging panel, tasting all submissions blind, short-listed 33 wines for consideration before deciding on the ten eventual winners.

23 Aug 2017

The Cradle of Food & Wine Festival celebrates female wine and spirit makers

In celebration of Women's Month, the Cradle of Food & Wine Festival, in conjunction with Wine Menu, features some of the country's best craft wine and gin made by female wine and spirit makers...

17 Aug 2017

2017 Sommeliers Selection winners announced

The Sommeliers Selection 2017 winners were announced at a special Awards Ceremony where the public and trade had an opportunity to taste the winning wines...

8 Aug 2017

Water scarcity drives a new wave of practices in Cape Winelands

Deciduous fruit growers in the province feel increased pressure to conserve water as rainfall becomes less predictable. Farmers face the challenge of producing more fruit while reducing the impact they have...

By Wessel Lemmer 8 Aug 2017

Stellenbosch Cabernets get distinctive bottle from Consol

Consol Glass and local wine producers from Stellenbosch have collaborated to create a new Claret/Bordeaux shaped glass bottle...

8 Aug 2017

One case, six leading ladies in wine

Female winemakers in SA are making waves in the winemaking sector and producing fine wines which are causing immense excitement worldwide. Wine Cellar has curated a case of six of SA's top female vintners...

7 Aug 2017

Winning wines: Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

After much anticipation, the winning wine producers of the 2017 Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have been announced...

4 Aug 2017

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Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire - The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said on Wednesday. "In several national parks and other protected areas, 90 percent or more of the land mass has been converted to cocoa," the group Mighty Earth said in its investigation.

15 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Aerobotics, RanMarine teams up on river water management in #cocreate2Accelerate

After a successful programme in 2016, #cocreate2Accelerate returns in 2017 for another round of building relationships between high-potential young companies from the Netherlands and South Africa. This year, #cocreate2Accelerate will include a long programme based on a rigorous process aimed at matching companies from both countries within specific vertical sectors to actively collaborate in the solving of identified challenges. The short programme will accompany this process and is aimed at introducing Dutch companies to the Cape Town startup ecosystem.

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

What comes first: the free-range chicken or the free-range egg

Many shoppers buy free-range eggs because they think the eggs are superior, rather than out of explicit concern for the hens' welfare, according to our new research.

By Rachel A. Ankeny and Heather Bray 12 Sep 2017

Starbucks celebrates 99% ethically sourced coffee

On 9 September 2017, participating Starbucks store teams in Britain, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Cyprus and South Africa celebrated the group's position in 99% ethical sourcing, by writing 99 on customers' cups.

11 Sep 2017

DowDuPont a done deal

The successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (DuPont) has been announced. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name DowDuPont with three divisions: agriculture, materials science, and specialty products.

4 Sep 2017

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