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09/13/13

The biggest risk to South Africa's wine industry is increasing power and labour costs in the wake of strikes this year that boosted minimum wages, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's local unit said.

09/11/13

Held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the estate in Paarl, northeast of Cape Town, the auction offered 132 wines, including 72 red, 36 white and eight dessert varieties, the auctioneer said in a statement on its website today. The average price per liter climbed 92 percent to 354.64 rand ($35) from a year earlier, it said.

09/10/13

South African wine brand Arniston Bay has launched a new 5.5% wine-based flavoured drink called Infusions.

08/28/13

Also the northern hemisphere's harvest was poor this year. It had rained all summer in Europe, which affected the harvest.

08/28/13

An improving supply chain could help South African wine industry and raise the country's economic competitiveness, according to a study released on Tuesday.

08/06/13

Tim Hamilton Russell, an advertising executive who founded the first winery in Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Cape Town, died July 17 in Hermanus, South Africa, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 79.

08/05/13

Yangzhou-based Perfect China has made the Asian country's first investment in South Africa's wine industry, acquiring the Val de Vie estate in the Western Cape in a deal expected to boost exports of South African wine to the Far East.

08/02/13

Perfect China bought the cellar of the Val de Vie estate, located between the towns of Paarl and Franschhoek, near Cape Town, it said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

07/23/13

Wines of South Africa is formally advertising for a new chief executive to replace Su Birch (pictured) who stands down following the Beautiful South tasting in September.

07/17/13

hings just get better and better for Franschhoek in its bid to establish itself as the St. Emilion of SA wine. Not. First the wine writing fiasco then Wine Spectator declares Stellenbosch the culinary capital of the winelands and now IBETA Bulk Trading Floor™ announces a bulk wine trading exchange to be based at Allée Bleue's Le Grand Hall. IBETA, easily confused with WIETA.

07/15/13

Tesco and Enotria have teamed up to try and launch a wine that has been devised and created exclusively through social media.

07/12/13

Total shipments climbed 40 percent in the six months through June, the biggest first-half advance in five years, Su Birch, chief executive officer for Wines of South Africa, said by phone from Pretoria today.

07/08/13

The Beautiful South tasting, a joint initiative between the generic bodies for Argentina, Chile and South Africa, has shot past its exhibitor target two months before the event takes place.

07/02/13

The UK based Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced it will launch the Level 4 Diploma Online Distance Learning Programme in South Africa in September.

06/28/13

A new South African wine project has set its sights on becoming the country's "Grange" or "first growth".

06/17/13

South African producer Journey's End is celebrating the release of its Trebuchet Syrah 2008 by commissioning a full-scale version of the medieval siege weapon.

06/12/13

Following the success of 2010's Sommelier Cup, Wines of South Africa is holding another competition to find a sommelier with a superior knowledge of the country's wines.

06/10/13

The good news: South Africa's 2013 harvest has drawn praise from most producers, with a strong start and finish to the growing season.

05/20/13

Young South African producers are producing complex, nuanced wines on a boutique scale: seek them out if you can.

05/16/13

The 2013 wine grape harvest is expected to reach 1,491,432 tons - 5.4 percent up on 2012.

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