Leigh Andrews
SOUTH AFRICA
Celebrating Kleine Zalze's second straight win as best New World Producer

Hatch Mansfield CEO, Patrick McGrath; Sommelier Wine Awards' Micaela Martins Ferreira; director of Taittinger, Clovis Taittinger; and Kleine Zalze proprietor, Kobus Basson.
Hatch Mansfield CEO, Patrick McGrath; Sommelier Wine Awards' Micaela Martins Ferreira; director of Taittinger, Clovis Taittinger; and Kleine Zalze proprietor, Kobus Basson.
[Leigh Andrews] On a grey day with begging-to-be-photographed trees waving a Winter-coloured welcome, I was part of a media group that found the conditions just perfect for sampling delicious wintery food at Kleine Zalze's Terroir...

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Ilse van den Berg
SOUTH AFRICA
If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste

If Constantia could be captured in a bottle, this is how it would taste[Ilse van den Berg] 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...

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

Tania Kleintjes-Moses, Spier Wine Farm’s organic winemaker. © SM Photography.
Tania Kleintjes-Moses, Spier Wine Farm’s organic winemaker. © SM Photography.
[Juanita Pienaar] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: McKruger Spirits

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

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave

Meet the Maker: Simone Musgrave[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Andrew Rall of Distillery 031

Meet the Maker: Andrew Rall of Distillery 031[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Eugene Yiga
SOUTH AFRICA
All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards

All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards[Eugene Yiga] It's not easy living in the Karoo and having to bake your own bread because the nearest shop is so far away...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Marius Bezuidenhout of Black Horse

Meet the Maker: Marius Bezuidenhout of Black Horse[Samantha Snedorf] The end of the year is edging ever closer and the need for time away increases almost daily which is why...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin

Meet the Maker: Blossom and Hops Gin[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Monks Gin

Meet the Maker: Monks Gin[Samantha Snedorf] Only a few short months ago a new gin was added to South Africa's repertoire and it was a noteworthy gem.

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Imagin Gin

Meet the Maker: Imagin Gin[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor

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

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin

Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Tom Jackson
SOUTH AFRICA
Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge[Tom Jackson] Winetech has partnered with Stellenbosch University-based incubator LaunchLab and Faculty of AgriSciences for the first Wine Industry Innovation Challenge.

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz

#WomensMonth: Perseverance is key for Michela Dalpiaz[Robin Fredericks] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery

Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste

Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste[Samantha Snedorf] Ginologist is a scientifically distilled gin that has made waves in the gin community in spite of its relatively short time on the shelves...

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketing

#WomensMonth: Driving the change in wine marketing[Robin Fredericks] 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...

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Samantha Snedorf
SOUTH AFRICA
Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft

Meet the Maker: Ryan Phillips of BrewCraft[Samantha Snedorf] 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...

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Robin Fredericks
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes

#WomensMonth: Women in winemaking with Nederburg's Elmarie Botes[Robin Fredericks] 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...

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