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Calling all sommeliers for SA's Best Young Sommelier competition

To empower the next generation of professional sommeliers, the South African Sommelier Association (SASA) in association with Moët & Chandon introduces the Best Young Sommerlier competition, with entries now open until 29 July 2017.

3 days ago

Branding Chenin blanc as a South African specialty

According to the managing editor of Wine Enthusiast, South Africa stands the strongest chance of making an impact in the US by linking its wine marketing message with a single varietal...

19 Jul 2017

Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon is 'wine futures' worthy

En primeur or 'wine futures', is a method of purchasing sought-after wines early while the wine is still in the barrel...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Jul 2017

Cork to compost: How biodynamics makes for truly sustainable winemaking

Sustainable wine farming isn't just about the grapes - it's about all elements involved in making wine, from lighter bottles and composting to protecting air quality and giving back to the community...

12 Jul 2017

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase offers wine lovers taste of rare auction wines

Get up close and personal with some of South Africa's top winemakers and unlock a treasure trove of individually crafted wines of great diversity at the Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Showcase in August...

4 Jul 2017

New Winelands portal to unlock the future of wine and wine tourism

With the launch of a new wine tourism portal, a one-stop searchable wine tourism gateway to the Winelands, the area and its tourism offering are now just a click away...

4 Jul 2017

#YouthMonth: Q&A with #YoungGunsB2B Stephanie Wiid of Thistle & Weed

Wine Cellar: Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers recently announced their top pick of SA's hottest young winemaking talent for the seventh edition of the Young Guns tasting event. We got in touch with one of the rising stars, Stephanie Wiid, one half of Thistle & Weed, to chat all things wine.

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2017

Niche grapes and innovative winemaking: The Young Guns of 2017

Roland Peens and James Pietersen of Wine Cellar reveal their top picks for rising stars in the wine industry who should most definitely be on your radar - the Young Guns of 2017...

22 Jun 2017

#YoungGunsB2B: Discovering SA's hottest wine talent

Wine Cellar once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent - breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual Young Guns event. The directors of Wine Cellar talks about discovering the Young Guns...

19 Jun 2017

#YouthMonth: Viticulture protégé makes his debut in the wine industry

The Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Programme has yielded its first graduate. Logan Jooste has made his debut in the wine industry with a full-time position as a viticulturist at Bartinney Wine Estate...

By Cari Coetzee 5 Jun 2017

Shiraz Challenge awards announce Shiraz Stars for 2017

A dozen remarkable Shiraz wines and three impressive Shiraz blends were announced during the fifth annual Shiraz Challenge awards ceremony held on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl.

1 Jun 2017

Winners of Muskadel SA Awards 2017 announced

The top Muskadel producers in SA was awarded at the 15th annual Muskadel SA Awards function. The quality of entries was exceptionally high this year, with four platinum and four gold awards awarded...

29 May 2017

Dry days, cooler nights bolsters 2017 SA wine grape harvest

Following a dry season, the 2017 South African wine grape harvest 1.4% larger than last year at 1,425,283 tonnes according to wine industry body, VinPro and consumers can look forward to exceptional wines from the 2017 vintage...

10 May 2017

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International

#CSIMonth: An opportunity to use commercial enterprises to ensure global food security

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Katib was recently named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 for his success in building a business empire focused on providing vegetable protein to the developing world, but also for helping to feed refugees. We chat to Al-Katib about his win, entrepreneurship and feeding the world.

By Cari Coetzee 18 Jul 2017

Spain hit by deadly bacteria threatening olive trees

A deadly bacteria that infected thousands of olive trees in Italy has been detected for the first time in mainland Spain, the world's top producer of olive oil, a regional government official said Thursday, 6 July.

7 Jul 2017

Growing food in the post-truth era

This article is part of an ongoing series from the Post-Truth Initiative, a Strategic Research Excellence Initiative at the University of Sydney. The series examines today's post-truth problem in public discourse: the thriving economy of lies, b*llsh!t and propaganda that threatens rational discourse and policy.

By Alana Mann 6 Jul 2017

Global status of commercialised biotech/GM crops

The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) publishes an annual global review of biotech crops commercialisation or the ISAAA Briefs. It is one of the most cited references in modern agri-biotechnology due to its credibility and accuracy. Since the adoption of biotechnological crops in 1996, ISAAA has remained the single most prominent source of this information.

4 Jul 2017

EkoFarmer: High-tech turnkey solution for businesses who want to grow their own

Finish enterprise Exsilio has developed a high-tech solution comprising a redesigned container for growing salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. Ecological local food can be cultivated efficiently in the 13-metre long farming module known as EkoFarmer.

28 Jun 2017

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