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08/02/13
China Makes First Investment in South African Wine Industry
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 starts recruitment drive for new chief executive
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
Franschhoek embraces bulk wine, embarrassingly
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 look to create South African wine through social media
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
S. African Wine Exports Gain Most in 5 Years on Weakening Rand
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
Beautiful South smashes target
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
WSET to launch Diploma course in South Africa
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
4G aims to be South Africa's 'Grange'
A new South African wine project has set its sights on becoming the country's "Grange" or "first growth".
06/17/13
Wine launch adopts medieval methods
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
WOSA Sommelier Cup heats under way
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
2013 Southern Hemisphere Harvest Report: South Africa
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
South African wine: the Cape crusaders
Young South African producers are producing complex, nuanced wines on a boutique scale: seek them out if you can.
05/16/13
Record harvest for South Africa
The 2013 wine grape harvest is expected to reach 1,491,432 tons - 5.4 percent up on 2012.
05/16/13
Biggest ever crop for SA
South Africa is looking at its biggest ever harvest this year despite a late and slow start to the growing season.
05/16/13
South Africa harvest at record high
Wine production in South Africa is expected to reach an all-time high this year after the 2013 grape harvest outstripped expectations to reach nearly 1.5m tons.
05/14/13
South African Wine Exports Setting Records on US, China Demand
Wine exports rose to 469 million liters (124 million U.S. gallons) in the year ending April 30, up 25 percent from the previous 12 months and more than triple the total shipped in 2000, data from the Wines of South Africa trade body, or WOSA, show.
05/14/13
South Africa Wine Exports Setting Records on China Demand
South African wine exports are poised to beat their 2012 record this year following high yields and on demand for premium vintages from North America and Asia, industry executives and growers said.
05/06/13
Women in Wine First for South Africa
Women in the Cape winelands are standing up to be counted, and are now producing their own wine, bottled under the label Women in Wine. A group of 20 women, all with backgrounds in the wine industry, formed the company seven years ago, with "the dream of giving women, especially farm workers and their families, a share in the industry".
04/30/13
South Africans Buy Kenyan Wine Dealer
South Africa's Distell Group has bought up the Kenyan government shares in Kenya Wine Agencies Limited (KWAL), the leading regional distributor. However Prof Peter Kimuyu, chairman of Kenya's Privatisation Commission, did not disclose any financial details except to say it was a market driven process.
04/26/13
Su Birch to leave Wines of South Africa
Su Birch is to resign from her position as chief executive of Wines of South Africa at the end of September.
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