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A group of 15 South African producers have formed a new group to push the image of high-end wine from the Cape.


Wines of South Africa has said that a recent poll in the Guardian on boycotting South African wine "has the potential to do unimaginable damage".


Wines of South Africa has accused The Guardian of potentially causing "unimaginable damage" to the industry.


Wines of South Africa has condemned the Guardian newspaper's poll on a South African wine boycott as 'unfair'and 'damaging'.


South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker. Botha will assist cellarmaster Johan Joubert to develop new premium white and red blends which will be launched in South Africa this year.


The latest protests have centred on the grape-growing area around the town of De Doorns. Workers are demanding a daily wage of 150 rand (about $16), more than double the government-set minimum of 69 rand a day for farm workers.


One can't help but feel sometimes that a little too much attention and excitement is falling on those new kids on the block, the oft-referenced markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China.


Wine exports in South Africa had touched 417 million liters in 2012, a 17% increase compared to the 2011 figures, according to Wines of South Africa (WOSA) - the generic body for South African wine industry.


South Africa exported a record-breaking 417m litres of wine last year - but bulk shipments continued to account for more than half of volumes.


Record export figures in 2012 have prompted optimistic reports from South Africa after years of concern over the country's rising balance of bulk wine shipments.


South Africa smashed its previous record to export the largest amount of wine to date in 2012.


South Africa's Western Cape has been rocked by violent protests by fruit farm workers demanding higher wages but no wine producers appear to be affected at this time.


As unrest returns to South African vineland, Wines of South Africa says the wine industry is not at present involved.


Police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades Wednesday at hundreds of striking farm workers who blocked a highway in the grape-growing Western Cape, heart of South Africa's multibillion-dollar wine region.


Thousands of South African farm workers will go on strike in the Western Cape wine region from Wednesday, reviving labour action for higher wages in which two workers were killed in clashes with police and vineyards were damaged.


South Africa will probably produce the third-biggest wine-grape crop on record in 2013 as favorable weather and better planting practices boost yields, an industry association said.


The South African government is investing in scientific research to foster production of agricultural products like pinotage (the country's signature red wine) and honeybush (source of a tea so fragrant that a potful can perfume an entire house) to create jobs and boost the economy.


A spa in South Africa is attracting customers by offering a luxurious bath in wine. The treatment has become a popular trend in the area.


Enotria has signed a deal with South African producer The Company of Wine People, for the UK supplier to distribute Arniston Bay.


The wine industry is feeling the pinch so much that "some wine estates are being sold" and most of them bottle their wines overseas because it is cheaper to do so there than domestically.

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