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12/03/18

Three of the world's climate change and wine specialists discuss understanding impacts, reducing vulnerability, and adapting to a changing environment ...

11/29/18

Christie's Fine and Rare Wines auction totalled more than HK$38.6 million (US$4.9 million), with a lot from South Africa's Vilafonté Series "M" 2007 selling for four times its estimate - the highest price yet for the South African winery at auction.

11/26/18

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the addition of new approved programme providers in Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia, with over 75 countries now offering its courses.

11/19/18

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has recently indicated that the 2018-vintage global wine production is "back to normal" in size (Global wine harvest bounces back). However, a year ago the OIV reported that the 2017 global wine production had fallen to its lowest level since the beginning of the 1960s. This decrease was the result of the inclement weather that extensively damaged vineyards in the world's largest production area, western Europe (containing the world's three biggest producers: Italy, France and Spain).

11/19/18

The winner will be decided by a panel of judges led by WSET Chief Executive Ian Harris, including Richard Bampfield MW, Laura Jewell MW of Wine Australia and Matt Knight of Riedel UK. The judges will be looking for the educator that has demonstrated clear dedication and growth in delivering WSET's courses as well as innovation in wine and spirits education.

10/29/18

In recent years, Chile and South Africa have started projects to rescue old vineyards, creating interesting synergies between rural areas and consumers. The new genre of wines has gained international attention among importers, traders and wine critics.

10/18/18

The 2018 harvests in Europe are winding down and crush estimates are ratcheting up: now at 46.7 million hectolitres for France, 48-plus million hectolitres for Spain, while northern Italy's crush is also expected to be big. With Spain and Italy vying to be most competitive on generics, prices across the board are trending downward. The picture on quality is more complicated, with spring mildew, intense midsummer heat and lower than normal late season temperatures inhibiting alcohol levels and, on the reds, color.

09/10/18

Around 10% of global Sauvignon plantings are located in South Africa. Christian Eedes pays a visit to prominent Durbanville estate Diemersdal to discuss its take on the varietal with winemaker Thys Louw.

08/06/18

The registration in South Africa, the seventh largest Scotch Whisky market by volume according to the SWA, marked a milestone for Scotland's national drink in its largest export market in Africa, and one of the largest in the world, said chief executive Karen Betts.

08/06/18

Rosemary Mosia, who owns The Bridge Hope Wines, is a committed winemaker, but it's been a tough path to success in a male-dominated industry. She tells us more

02/28/18

A regional South Australian wine body is calling for officials to crack down on weed spraying "recklessness", or banning products, amid a spike in reports of chemical damage due to spray drift

02/06/18

The city is experiencing a record-low water drought and city officials say soon they may have to take extraordinary steps to restrict water usage

01/23/18

South Africa could be facing its smallest crop in over a decade, a grimmer prediction by the local wine industry body than earlier assessments last November, mainly due to the persistent drought that has been ravaging the Western Cape area for months.

01/19/18

VinPro, an industry organisation, explains that frost aside from the drought - frost and hail are other factors which have impacted on this season's crop harvest.

01/03/18

The Mullineux wines are available for sale to the trade through Skurnik beginning January, 2018.

12/20/17

South Africa, the world's seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said.

12/11/17

The South African wine industry is bracing itself for the smallest harvest in more than a decade as the drought and water shortages in the Western Cape threatens farms and wineries that employ thousands of seasonal workers.

11/09/17

After discovering that his favorite South African wines were unavailable in the U.S., James Clark decided to import them

10/27/17

A winegrower has been shot and killed in Stellenbosch adding to growing concern over a "sudden wave" of attacks on farmers throughout the Western Cape

09/22/17

Jackson Family Wines has just bottled its first single-vineyard Chardonnay from its property in South Africa.

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