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Cape Winemakers Guild inducts two new members
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
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
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

Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine career
Drostdy Hof, PYDA partner to advance one young female's wine career

Drostdy Hof, in collaboration with the Stellenbosch-based Pinotage Youth Development Academy has created a year-long programme, which will include technical on-the-job learning and personal development in the South African wine industry...

3 Dec 2018

Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave
Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave

I was recently offered the opportunity to attend the official launch of the Musgrave Gin Pink Fridays at the Maslow Hotel where I got to sit down and have a drink with the creator herself, Simone Musgrave...

By Samantha Snedorf 30 Nov 2018

Meet Timothy Witbooi, the winemaker behind Lourensford's award-winning SMV
Meet Timothy Witbooi, the winemaker behind Lourensford's award-winning SMV

Timothy Witbooi is the winemaker wielding the wand of Lourensford Wine Estates Limited Release SMV, a delectable blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier - the estate's most awarded and popular wines...

29 Nov 2018

Clayton Reabow, Rudger van Wyk take top honours at 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards
Clayton Reabow, Rudger van Wyk take top honours at 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards

The 2018 Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year Awards recipients were recently announced at the La Residence Hotel in Franschhoek...

26 Nov 2018

Meet the Maker: Andrew Rall of Distillery 031
Meet the Maker: Andrew Rall of Distillery 031

Distillery 031, as the dialing code inspired name would suggest, is a Durban based distillery run by Andrew Rall - the founder and master distiller. Here, Samantha Snedorf finds out more...

By Samantha Snedorf 23 Nov 2018

SA table grape estimate for 2018/2019 season
SA table grape estimate for 2018/2019 season

The South African Table Grape Industry has released its 1st Crop Estimate for the 2018/2019 season...

21 Nov 2018

SA's Port2Port globally recognised for comprehensive wine list
SA's Port2Port globally recognised for comprehensive wine list

South African online wine marketplace, Port2Port.wine, scooped the Best Overall Wine List Award in Wine Searcher's Retailer Awards for the second consecutive year...

19 Nov 2018

Debilitating drought no match for SA wine
Debilitating drought no match for SA wine

According to a preliminary report on regional weather conditions compiled by Vinpro viticultural consultants the South African wine industry expects that wine grape crop will return to normal levels in 2019...

19 Nov 2018

Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards
Cape Classics scoops Importer of the Year at Wine Star Awards

Wine Enthusiast Magazine has named South African and French wine importer, Cape Classics, as the 2018 Wine Star Award winner for Importer of the Year.

7 Nov 2018

90 wines get Five Star rating in 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide
90 wines get Five Star rating in 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide

The 2019 Platter's by Diners Club South African Wine Guide was recently unveiled at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town...

6 Nov 2018

All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards
All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards

It's not easy living in the Karoo and having to bake your own bread because the nearest shop is so far away...

By Eugene Yiga 30 Oct 2018

2018 Diners Club Winemaker, Young Winemaker of the Year finalists revealed
2018 Diners Club Winemaker, Young Winemaker of the Year finalists revealed

The competition is open to all in the South African wine industry at no cost, affording all winemakers a shot at the sought-after titles...

26 Oct 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

SA signs wine labelling protocol
SA signs wine labelling protocol

The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine...

22 Oct 2018

Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets
Growth trends revealed for SA's wine and spirits markets

The wine and spirits categories have both recorded positive growth in SA despite depressed economic conditions, according to new reports released by BMi Research.

17 Oct 2018

The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

Meet the Maker: Marius Bezuidenhout of Black Horse
Meet the Maker: Marius Bezuidenhout of Black Horse

The end of the year is edging ever closer and the need for time away increases almost daily which is why...

By Samantha Snedorf 12 Oct 2018

Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day
Paarl, Wellington wine tourism celebrates International Pinotage Day

Saturday, 13 October 2018 will see Paarl and Wellington wine route pay homage to the father of the South African Pinotage varietal, Professor Abraham Izak Perold on International Pinotage Day...

11 Oct 2018

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Wine & Food Tourism conference announces big data speaker lineup

This year's Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, which takes place on 17 October at Spier near Stellenbosch, has lined up several high-profile international and local speakers, some of whom will discuss the role of big data as part of the event's wider theme of innovation...

9 Oct 2018

Rudi, Michela Dalpiaz, Talia Engelbrecht and Attilio Dalpiaz.
The authentic Italian charm and rustic SA flair of Ayama Wines

On a chilly Wednesday in late-September, select members of the Cape media were shuttled to Ayama Wines at Slent Farm in the Voor Paardeberg region of Paarl, for the official opening of their deli and wine-tasting room...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Oct 2018

Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin
Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin

Blossom and Hops gin is distilled by Trouvaille Spirits and owned by partners Tim and Teresa James, both of whom have careers vastly different to the liquor industry...

By Samantha Snedorf 5 Oct 2018

Babylonstoren, Boland Cellar awarded top spot at Paarl Wine Challenge 2018
Babylonstoren, Boland Cellar awarded top spot at Paarl Wine Challenge 2018

Babylonstoren and Boland Cellar walked off with the trophies for top red and top white respectively at the recently held Paarl Wine Challenge. This prestigious regional wine challenge has been showcasing the quality and terroir of the region for over two decades and has evolved into a new format that included nine different categories this year.

2 Oct 2018

Wine prices reach all time high at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Wine prices reach all time high at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend...

1 Oct 2018

Meet the Maker: Monks Gin
Meet the Maker: Monks Gin

Only a few short months ago a new gin was added to South Africa's repertoire and it was a noteworthy gem.

By Samantha Snedorf 28 Sep 2018

Boosting 2019 wine grape crop by applying best practices
Boosting 2019 wine grape crop by applying best practices

Presenters during the recent Winetech Vinpro Information Days noted that wine grape producers can utilise new technology and research to prepare their vines properly for the 2019 harvest...

27 Sep 2018

Diners Club announces 2018 Winelist Awards winners
Diners Club announces 2018 Winelist Awards winners

The winners of the 2018 Diners Club Winelist Awards were announced at events in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Southern/Eastern Cape, and the Western Cape this past week...

27 Sep 2018

Jo Wessels named SA's Best Sommelier 2018
Jo Wessels named SA's Best Sommelier 2018

Bloemfontein's Jo Wessels has claimed the title of SA's Best Sommelier in this year's Moët Best Sommelier competition, hosted by the South African Sommelier Association.

25 Sep 2018

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