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01/14/14

As the world's eighth largest wine producer, South Africa's wine trade contributed 26.2 billion rand ($2.4 billion) to the country's economy with exports increasing by more than a quarter in 2013, according to the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems.

12/13/13

Premium wine producers of South Africa have created a new association called Cape Vintners Classification (CVC) at Ellerman House in Cape Town to promote the area wines globally.

12/12/13

With Nelson Mandela's blessing, the Mandela women set forth on an effort to share the family's rich heritage and historic legacy through the distinctive medium of fine wines. Their mission was to create wines that embrace the energy and soul of South Africa while encouraging the spirit of unity, family and tradition that Nelson Mandela wholeheartedly stood for.

11/05/13

South Africa will increasingly target the entire domestic market of Africa along with the US as trading conditions become ever more challenging in mature export markets such as the UK, according to the new head of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

10/21/13

That said, there was evidence of some shareholder engagement at both meetings. At the Distell meeting "only" 67.6 percent of shareholders voted in support of the resolution placing 10 percent of the unissued shares under the control of the directors.

10/17/13

South Africa has continued to build its reputation for fine wine after the country's second record-breaking auction within two months raised more than ZAR8.4m (US$843,000).

10/14/13

At the record-breaking 29th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in South Africa, the biggest foreign buyer was the United Kingdom.

10/10/13

Online wine retailers and rating platforms may also be banned, Melvyn Freeman, head of non-communicable diseases for the country's Department of Health, said, according to the Johannesburg-based newspaper.

09/18/13

The International Wine & Spirits Competition released its 2013 results for South Africa, Argentina and Chile in time for The Beautiful South tasting in London last week.

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

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

08/28/13

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

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.

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