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.
As global trade flows have changed over the past two decades, supply chain logistics have had to evolve accordingly and developing the ability to ship wine in bulk has had increasing implications for the way in which the wine industry operates.
South African farmworkers in the grape growing region of Western Cape Province suspended a week old strike to allow the government to review minimum wages after protests that saw vineyards and houses set alight
Distell international marketing manager Sarah Gandy told Harpers that it is an ideal time to launch Le Domaine in the UK as the region is looking for low strength wines and is awaiting Christmas season
Nigeria's huge wine market is valued at about N47.4 billion ($300 million) a year, and is projected to expand even further in the next few years, on the back of a burgeoning middle class. The middle class is increasingly taking to assorted brands of wine, and other luxury goods.
Visitors to Steenberg winery in Cape Town's Constantia Valley can enhance their wine-tasting experience with the use of a new app; the first winery-dedicated app to launch in South Africa, and a revolutionary concept in the country.
Introducing the scheme, Kathy Jordan, who owns Jordan Wine Estate with her husband Gary, explained the decision to include the UK, which she described as "a very important market and the biggest importer of our wines."