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Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictions
Level 1: Alcohol industry concerned about off-consumption restrictionsArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry welcomed last night's announcement by the government to place the entire country on Alert Level 1, but raised concerns about the continued restrictions for off-consumption sales...

3 days ago

Wijn Tastemaker's Series spotlights SA wine professionals
Wijn Tastemaker's Series spotlights SA wine professionalsArticle

Wijn, a boutique wine bar and online store based in Paarl, has launched the Wijn Tastemakers Series on YouTube, which puts professionals in SA's wine industry in the spotlight.

14 Sep 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier Wines
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from The Duchess, Vusa Vodka and Spier WinesArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently.

Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Sep 2020

Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?
Are SMEs strong enough to stimulate economic growth in a post-Covid world?Article

How do we plough back into the SME sector to reignite growth? Is the sector strong enough to revive economic growth in a post Covid world as we head towards a sovereign debt crisis?

Evan-Lee Courie 24 Aug 2020

Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industry
Cape Wine Master Winnie Bowman on women winemakers and the state of the SA wine industryArticle

Ahead of Women's Day on Sunday, August 9, Bowman talks about how the alcohol ban has seriously damaged an already frail wine industry and how much styles and trends have changed in recent years...

Janine Greenleaf Walker 3 Aug 2020

#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Jack Daniel's, Robertson Winery and The Sexton
#FreshOnTheShelf: New from Jack Daniel's, Robertson Winery and The SextonArticle

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up our pick of food and beverage products that have hit the shelves recently...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 Jul 2020

SA alcohol industry requests data informing renewed ban
SA alcohol industry requests data informing renewed banArticle

Stakeholders in South Africa's alcohol industry are requesting the research data that informed the recent reinstatement of the ban on sales and distribution of alcohol...

17 Jul 2020

Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loom
Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loomArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has expressed its disappointment with the government's decision to reinstate the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol...

13 Jul 2020

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Online wine sales - get your paperwork in orderArticle

Danie Cronjé, director of Danie Cronje Attorneys Incorporated, provides some clear guidelines with regard to online wine sales...

27 May 2020

SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or die
SA wine in the time of coronavirus: A case of adapt or dieArticle

The news of a lockdown at the end of March 2020 hit everyone like one too many glasses of plonk. In between fast emptying shelves and widespread price gouging, the wine industry waited with bated breath as news changed daily. And then, it was announced that nothing could move - for three whole weeks, and then another two. Now what?

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 22 Apr 2020

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Where will our 2020 harvest go? A post Covid-19 perspectiveArticle

The Covid-19 conversation remains rife, and the pace of its development (the virus and the topic) will likely not slow down soon...

Sonja Bezuidenhout 6 Apr 2020

First SA black-owned wine lab launched
First SA black-owned wine lab launchedArticle

Through its financial support and mentoring, Spier Wine Farm has assisted former employee, Merecia Smith, launch South Africa's first black-owned wine analysis laboratory...

19 Mar 2020

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SA wine industry launches new code to promote sober drinking habitsArticle

Under the auspices of the Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education, the Code for Commercial Communications aims to provide clear guidelines for the responsible marketing of wine and other liquor products, and thereby curbing alcohol abuse in communities...

4 Feb 2020

New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBD
New concept restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver opens in the Cape Town CBDArticle

An intriguing name and an intriguing concept. Say hello to the new Cape Town CBD restaurant Pilcrow and Cleaver! Brought to you by chef Judi Fourie, Pilcrow and Cleaver has forgone service staff and tipping and put the diner in direct contact with the chefs...

Ruth Cooper 18 Dec 2019

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#BizTrends2020: SA wine industry shifting gearsArticle

The South African wine industry is entering a new phase of repositioning, consolidation and reinvestment. Although challenges such as climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures are expected to continue into 2020, it has led to the industry becoming more streamlined, focused and adaptable...

Rico Basson 18 Dec 2019

SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green Award
SA wine farm wins international Drinks Business Green AwardArticle

South African wine farm, Spier has been acknowledged for its long-term commitment to conserving and expanding natural vegetation on its farm through proactive alien clearing and replanting programmes...

17 Dec 2019

From left to right: Beverly Farmer from Women in Wine, Malmsey Rangaka from M’Hudi Wines, Denise Stubbs from Thokozani, Sheila Hlanjwa from Lathitha Wines, and Carmen Stevens from Carmen Stevens Wines at the recent ProWine China.
Black-owned wine brands make history at ProWine ChinaArticle

Eleven black-owned wine brand made history as the biggest delegation to attend the annual ProWine China trade show in Shanghai, China held from 12 to 14 November 2019...

6 Dec 2019

Publik takes over CyberCellar in deal with Silvertree
Publik takes over CyberCellar in deal with SilvertreeArticle

Publik will take ownership of online retailer CyberCellar, following the signing of an agreement with current owner Silvertree Holdings...

5 Dec 2019

#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industry
#EntrepreneurMonth: How AI startup ask-jean is disrupting the SA wine tech industryArticle

It's not always easy to know what wine to pair or purchase when you're planning an occasion with friends or when you're in a store having to make a selection. Ask-jean, a voluntary data hub has come along to simplify the decision-making process, with the wine consumer in mind...

Robin Fredericks 25 Nov 2019

SA winemakers look to other parts of the world for inspiration
SA winemakers look to other parts of the world for inspirationArticle

Diemersdal Wine Estate in Durbanville has added a newcomer to its range of wines, this time originating from the Marlborough wine region on New Zealand's South Island...

18 Nov 2019

Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economy
Wine tourism boosts Western Cape economyArticle

While the South African wine industry has faced many challenges since 2014, wine tourism is booming...

Glenneis Kriel 11 Nov 2019

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Nedbank, Vinpro ushers 2020 in with SA wine information dayArticle

Themed Touch and Change, the information day will see presenters "share their insights on trends, networks and resources wine businesses can tap into to reach this potential and effect positive change in their business and the broader industry."

18 Oct 2019

Better Grapes Wine Fair highlights progress in SA wine industry
Better Grapes Wine Fair highlights progress in SA wine industryArticle

The Better Grapes Wine Fair taking place on 10 September 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, will highlight the progress in terms of gender equality, diversity, empowerment, sustainability and wine quality in the South African wine industry...

5 Sep 2019

SA wine industry launches wine tourism toolkit
SA wine industry launches wine tourism toolkitArticle

The online toolkit provides a blueprint to assist wineries to plan and implement their wine tourism initiatives, as well as seven sections which focus on different aspects of wine tourism...

24 Jul 2019

2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enter
2019 Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge calls on SA winemakers to enterArticle

Submissions will be assessed by a panel of seasoned critics, winemakers and sommeliers. Entries should be delivered to Villiera in Stellenbosch between 15 and 18 July 2019. Winners will be announced on 30 August 2019...

19 Jun 2019

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Cape Winemakers ushers in the next generation of SA winemakersArticle

The Cape Winemakers Guild has selected five oenology protégés and one viticultural protégé to be a part of its 2019 Protégé Intern Programme...

20 May 2019

2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record low
2018/19 SA wine harvest hits record lowArticle

Climate change, shifts in production and demand and financial pressures have led to the South African wine industry becoming smaller, which has resulted in producers and wineries having to rethink the way that they do business...

9 May 2019

SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youth
SA Wine Steward Programme boosts tourism opportunities for unemployed youthArticle

The objective of the three-year programme, which comprises of 30% theory and 70% practical training, is to upskill unemployed youth and ensure that they are employable within the hospitality and wine industry...

6 Mar 2019

SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town session
SA wine praised at International Association of Sommeliers Cape Town sessionArticle

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

6 Feb 2019

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WoSA export report shows positive growth of SA wine internationallyArticle

The 4% increase in value to R9.06bn reflects the positive sentiments towards South African wine in international markets, despite the 6% decrease in volume to 420.2 million litres of wine sold internationally...

23 Jan 2019

SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region
SA wine harvest trends to look out for per regionArticle

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

21 Jan 2019

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Vititec rebrands, continues commitment to sustainably grow SA wineArticle

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

17 Jan 2019

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Distell launches new Libertas Vineyard and Estates wine companyArticle

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

#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism
#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourismArticle

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...

Marisah Nieuwoudt 21 Dec 2018

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

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

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

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

Kristen Duff and Gosia Young 13 Nov 2018

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

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...

Leigh Andrews 5 Oct 2018

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

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

Tom Jackson 3 Sep 2018

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

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

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

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

#Loeries2018: All the student awards finalists!
#Loeries2018: All the student awards finalists!Article

Finalists in the student awards' categories have been announced for the Loeries 2018...

14 Aug 2018

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

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...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Aug 2018

Mosaic is first restaurant in Africa to win Wine Spectator Grand Award
Mosaic is first restaurant in Africa to win Wine Spectator Grand AwardArticle

Out of more than 3,500 global restaurants that have earned Wine Spectator awards for their wine lists, Mosiac at the Orient is one of 85 restaurants from across the globe that holds this honour...

29 Jun 2018

A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018
A focus on The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2018Article

Marisah Nieuwoudt chats to tourist specialist and convener of the annual The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference, Margi Biggs about the 2018 edition of the event that takes place at Spier on 17 October...

Marisah Nieuwoudt 28 Jun 2018

Cape Wine 2018 centre for SA wine producer talent, expertise
Cape Wine 2018 centre for SA wine producer talent, expertiseArticle

From 12 to 14 September 2018, this year's Cape Wine 2018 will see 352 South African wine producers showcase just how the quality of the wine produced has grown over recent years...

26 Jun 2018

South Africa's Pinotage wine industry shows a decade of growing success
South Africa's Pinotage wine industry shows a decade of growing successArticle

According to the latest statistics published by SAWIS, the South African Pinotage wine industry is the only red cultivar to have grown in hectares over the past 10 years. As one of the top 10 most-planted wine grape varieties in South Africa, the report shows that...

15 Jun 2018

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SA wine industry ups its research game to adapt to climate changeArticle

The South African wine industry is finding new ways to manage climate change by researching smart agri tools, drought tolerant cultivars, water stress management and efficient irrigation management.

14 May 2018

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Bad weather results in smallest wine grape crop since 2005Article

As wine grape producers and cellars take in the last of the 2018 wine grape harvest, viticulturists and cellars estimate that it will be the smallest crop since 2005. Vinpro's viticulturists give an overview of the regions...

28 Mar 2018

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