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06/14/16

The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Southern African Customs Union, which includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, means South Africa can export 110 million liters (29 million gallons) of duty-free wine, up from the current 48 million liters, Wines of South Africa said in an e-mailed statement. The EU region accounts for 75 percent of the nation's annual offshore wine sales, valued at 5 billion rand ($330 million).

05/31/16

Manchester City Football Club fans may be tempted to put down their warm pints of beer and pick up a glass of shiraz after winemaker Wolf Blass inked a multi-year marketing partnership with the famous Premier League team to gain access to its huge fan base throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.

05/31/16

In one of the cavernous temperature-controlled cellars of Hartenberg Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, a new French oak wine barrel bears the tag "CWG PTG Shiraz Blend 2016".

05/26/16

Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labelled in Mandarin.

05/26/16

There has been some introspection in recent opinion pieces on this site around South African wine in international markets

05/24/16

A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

05/11/16

The crop is seen declining 6.7 percent to 1.38 million metric tons in 2016, the Paarl, Western Cape province-based organization said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. That would be the least since 2011, when the country's output was 1.30 million tons, data from the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems show. The wine harvest -- which includes juice and concentrate for non-alcoholic purposes, wine for brandy and distilling wine -- may be 1.07 million liters, it said.

04/27/16

South African winemaker Pieter Walser is to launch a wine that has used unconscious emotional and cognitive responses to determine the final wine style.

04/11/16

The quality of this year's wine grape crop is "surprisingly good" considering the drought, according to Distell, which produces almost a third of SA's wine.

04/07/16

Wines of South Africa's triennial Sommelier Cup competition is now accepting entries as the organisation strives to boost on-trade sales.

04/05/16

As long-standing a wine commentator as Chris Losh has seen trends come and go. But, how successful has the wine category been at following - or even setting - these trends?

03/23/16

The 65-year-old Rupert belongs to that substratum of the stratospherically wealthy for whom silence is considered platinum. He rarely gives interviews but is undeniably garrulous when the conversation is about wine

03/22/16

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, a not-for-profit industry organization, has been actively promoting exports of all South African wine in the United States. After a great year of increased exports in 2015, WOSA is planning to continue this growth through their current US program that includes the participation in the USA Trade Tasting in New York City.

02/19/16

South African producers are worried the weak rand will impact investments and marketing of wine, as production costs rise.

02/03/16

Tourism based on South Africa's wine industry has the potential to more than double in size in the next nine years as the declining value of the rand makes the country increasingly attractive to visitors, according to an organization representing producers.

01/21/16

Winemakers battled the blaze overnight on Simonsberg mountain, with some reporting damage to vines

01/20/16

A standout for ecological activism in a standout region is Graham Beck Wines. Winemaker Pieter Ferreira is turning out spectacular bottles on land that goes beyond sustainably-farmed to dedicate itself to maintaining four hectares of conservation land for every one hectare they farm. In the diverse and threatened biome of the Cape Floral Kingdom, this is no small thing.

01/11/16

11/30/15

Terlato Wine Group is merging its artisan spirits division with the U.S. division of South Africa's Distell Group, forming a new joint venture based and operated out of Lake Bluff.

11/30/15

As a U.N. conference in Paris next week tries to limit climate change, wine makers from France to Australia are already changing their time-honoured methods, or even uprooting whole vineyards, as long-established weather patterns alter and the temperature rises.

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