Meet the Maker: Imagin Gin
Meet the Maker: Imagin Gin

Stewart Berry, owner of Bryanston based liquor store Berry and Bottles has a little secret up his sleeve. Not only does his store stock, a large and varied alcohol range, but he also happens to own some of them...

By Samantha Snedorf 21 Sep 2018

Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel
Emirates expands on inflight entertainment, launches food and wine channel

Emirates has launched its own food and wine channels comprising a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus...

20 Sep 2018

8 lots of Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines pay it forward for young winemakers
8 lots of Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines pay it forward for young winemakers

This year's 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction will see eight unique lots of previous Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines will go under the hammer as individual charity items.

19 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor
Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor

Samantha Snedorf chats to Martin Pienaar, co-owner of Dry Dock Liquor - a boutique liquor store on 4th Ave Parkhurst in Johannesburg...

By Samantha Snedorf 14 Sep 2018

What wine experts should know when insuring their collections
What wine experts should know when insuring their collections

"No matter which option you choose, damage from fire, theft, earthquake, flood, breakage and accidental damage should be standard."

13 Sep 2018

Tim Atkin favours two SA vintages with highest honours
Tim Atkin favours two SA vintages with highest honours

Tim Atkin contends that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in South Africa's long history...

12 Sep 2018

Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018
Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018

"An increased focus on South Africa's old vines has accelerated an unprecedented interest from wine thought leaders around the world."

12 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin
Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin

In this week's #MeetTheMakers, Samantha Snedorf visits the Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin producers and chats to Brendan Witherspoon, Sugarbird's brand ambassador and trade marketing manager...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Sep 2018

MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services
MoU between Western Cape, Angola strengthen ties on business support services

CACIAAS met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to sign a Memorandum of Understanding - encouraging the sharing of business support services between Angola and the Western Cape...

7 Sep 2018

Last chance to enter 2018 Paarl Wine Challenge
Last chance to enter 2018 Paarl Wine Challenge

Entries are still open for the annual Paarl Wine Challenge. Late entries close on Monday, 10 September 2018...

6 Sep 2018

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge
Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge

Winetech has partnered with Stellenbosch University-based incubator LaunchLab and Faculty of AgriSciences for the first Wine Industry Innovation Challenge.

By Tom Jackson 3 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz

In celebration of #WomensMonth, we chat to Michela Dalpiaz, co-founder of Ayama Wines and proud Italian co-owner of Slent Farm, who has travelled far and wide to bring her love of wine to South Africa, with a flair of passion for the work of art that she creates...

By Robin Fredericks 31 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery
Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery

Inverroche can only be found after a long drive out from the Mother City. Situated in Stillbaai or Stillbay, it's not called still for nothing...

By Samantha Snedorf 31 Aug 2018

Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend
Winners announced for 2018 Perold /Absa Cape Blend

2018 Perold / Absa Cape Blend awards celebrated South African winemakers' unique combinations using Pinotage as their key component...

31 Aug 2018

SU female scientists outperform at 2018 WISA
SU female scientists outperform at 2018 WISA

This year's South African Women in Science Awards (WISA) has recognised three female scientists from Stellenbosch University (SU) for their contribution to science and technology research, profiling them as role models for younger women...

27 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste
Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste

Ginologist is a scientifically distilled gin that has made waves in the gin community in spite of its relatively short time on the shelves...

By Samantha Snedorf 24 Aug 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range
Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend
Finalists chosen for 2018 Perold/ Absa Cape Blend

The 2018 Perold/Absa Cape Blend finalists have been announced; comprising 10 winemakers from cellars in Paarl, Stellenbosch, Worcester, Botrivier, Wellington and three finalist wines originating from the Swartland...

23 Aug 2018

Accolade announces £1mn investment boost for SA wine brand Kumala
Accolade announces £1mn investment boost for SA wine brand Kumala

UK wine company Accolade Wines will be investing over £1 million in its South African wine brand Kumala with a new brand creative entitled 'Keep it Kolourful'.

20 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketing
#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketing

Carina Gous, the strategic advisor at Bonnievale Wines, has always had an appreciation for winemaking having grown up on a farm in the Keisie valley near Montagu...

By Robin Fredericks 20 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft
Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft

In this week's Meet the Maker, Samantha Snedorf makes her own bathtub gin with BrewCraft's botanical kit and chats to owner, Ryan Phillips to find out a little more about what makes him tick...

By Samantha Snedorf 17 Aug 2018

Four Cousins wine comes of age
Four Cousins wine comes of age

South African wine brand Four Cousins is celebrating its 18th birthday with a makeover...

17 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews
#WomensMonth: Meet the woman behind Signal Gun's craft brews

Jéanri Nel was well on her way to becoming a winemaker, until she decided to indulge her love for beer and become a brewer instead...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Aug 2018

Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018
Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced for 2018

The Pinotage Association in collaboration with Absa has announced its Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners for 2018...

16 Aug 2018

Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis
Cybercellar launches subscription service curated by SA wine fundis

Online wine retailer Cybercellar has launched a new wine subscription service called Liquid Social, allowing customers to purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis...

14 Aug 2018

Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling
Mensa merges wine quaffing with digital storytelling

With South Africa being home to a host of world-class wine brands, newly released expressions can easily go unnoticed because consumers are faced with so many quality options...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

Elmarie Botes is one of the latest members of the Nederburg winemaking team. Having just completed her first harvest, Botes is responsible for the winery's white wine...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year
Kleine Zalze: Introducing the best new world producer of the year

As managing director of Kleine Zalze over the last 15 years, Kobus Basson and his family have evolved the wine estate into the most awarded in Stellenbosch; marrying agricultural knowledge and business acumen to produce successful results...

By Robin Fredericks 13 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler
Meet the Maker: Jacqueline Grobler

Meet Jacqueline Grobler, owner of Angel Heart Liqueur, Ginifer gin, Westcliff gin, Luvoa Vodka and Venom Moonshine as well as a set of all natural bitters; quite the repertoire for just one lady. Here, Samantha Snedorf sits down and experiences a day in the life of this master distiller...

By Samantha Snedorf 10 Aug 2018

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