#Budget2019: Smokers, drinkers to feel the pinch following sin tax hikes

In Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's first Budget Speech since his appointment, he announced that sin taxes on alcohol and tobacco will rise by the above-inflation rate of between 7.4% and 9%...

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Viticulturist awarded 1659 medal of honour

Prof Piet Goussard is the first viticulturist to be awarded the 1659 medal of honour...

11 Feb 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session

South African Sommelier Association leads the way in Africa, says Association de la Sommellerie International...

6 Feb 2019

How vegan-friendly is your wine?

Wine is made from grapes so all wines must be vegan-friendly, right? Not necessarily...

1 Feb 2019

If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste

Something big is about to happen in the South African wine industry and it is led by none other than top wine connoisseur and negociant, Wade Bales...

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Jan 2019

SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region

The 2019 South African wine grape harvest is expected to be slightly larger than last year's much smaller crop...

22 Jan 2019

Vititec rebrands, continues commitment to sustainably grow SA wine

Vititec has rebranded to emphasise its commitment as a sustainable wine industry partner...

17 Jan 2019

Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine company

Libertas Vineyards and Estates' managing director, Kay Nash said the move was a "significant shift" from Distell's previous approach where premium wines were managed as a division within the global company's multi-category portfolio.

15 Jan 2019

Q&A w/ Tania Kleintjes-Moses: Chenin Blanc, women in wine and proud legacies

Spier Wine Farm's organic winemaker, Tania Kleintjes-Moses elaborates on why she chose a career in winemaking, why she thinks the industry is still very much a boy's club and how she is channelling her groot oupa, trying to leave behind a proud legacy of her own...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Glou Glou's top 3 South African wine trends

Online wine platform Glou Glou ('glug glug' in French) founders Kristen Duff and Gosia Young list their top SA wine trends for 2019...

By Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 8 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism

The swinging doors to kitchen culture were first held open by celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Jamie Oliver. For the tourism industry, it was the travel documentary style of Rick Stein and Anthony Bourdain that beamed travel to exotic locations, and Cornwall, into our lounges...

By Marisah Nieuwoudt 7 Jan 2019

Cape Winemakers Guild inducts two new members

Winemakers JD Pretorius and Samantha O'Keefe have been announced as members of the Cape Winemakers Guild...

12 Dec 2018

Meet the Maker: McKruger Spirits

Stella Kruger and Colleen McCloy chat to Samantha Snedorf about their fresh new gin under the brand McKruger Spirits ...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Dec 2018

Norval Foundation to host the 2019 American Express Barrel Auction

Wine connoisseurs will have the opportunity to taste, bid and potentially own exclusive wine vintages at the annual American Express Barrel Auction, which takes place on Friday, 1 March 2019...

3 Dec 2018

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