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09/23/20

Tussock Jumper is pleased to announce two new wines, a 2020 Chenin Blanc from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, and a 2020 vintage of their Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand.

09/15/20

Poor flowering, extreme temperatures, droughts and uncontrollable bushfires-the latter of which the U.S. west coast currently faces as wildfires blaze through Napa and Sonoma-contributed to the widespread speculation of a disheartening season. So, how did South Australia fare and what message do they have for the U.S.?

09/02/20

The webinar, presented by managing director of Wines of South Africa USA, Jim Clarke, will look at how the country's wines are carving out a new spot in the US market.

08/24/20

Nation's wine industry expects lasting damage after monthslong alcohol curbs meant to discourage gatherings amid pandemic

08/19/20

The government's alcohol ban, originally implemented during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, has inflicted millions of dollars in damage

08/17/20

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa scrapped a ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco and relaxed other lockdown restrictions as the nation's coronavirus crisis eases.

08/17/20

Jean Claude (JC) and Carolyn Martin, the charismatic and inspiring couple behind Creation Wines, encapsulate the extraordinary efforts producers have had to go to in order to keep innovating and selling their wines overseas.

08/13/20

This effort to quantify the gains, says Michael Fridjhon, will help keep these treasures alive.

08/12/20

With government land grabs, falling tourism, and no domestic sales, wineries are facing a bleak future.

08/11/20

The provincial governor of the Western Cape, which covers the vast majority of the country's winegrowing regions, said domestic sales should resume in order to reduce the impact of "a second, equally dangerous pandemic: unemployment".

08/06/20

The South African vintner talks about taking the reins as owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards, dealing with the country's ban on alcohol sales and a new wine project in Oregon

07/31/20

WOSA USA has some great resources on its website. For those in the wine trade, a list of importers of South African wine is available. For those looking for local retail shops that carry South African wine, a list of retailers across the country can be accessed on the site.

07/31/20

Pulling from his fifteen years of traveling to and working with the South African wine industry, in this project independent from WOSA, Clarke covers the history of South African wine, the industry as it stands today, challenges facing winemaking in the region, as well as an overview of the major growing areas.

07/28/20

They're tasty and represent great value-if you can get your hands on a bottle.

07/27/20

Wine producers around the globe are reeling from the effects of the pandemic, but few countries have suffered as immensely as South Africa. It's the only country to have imposed a ban on sales of alcohol during lockdown-and for five weeks, exports of South African wine were banned as well.

07/23/20

Restaurant and winery workers across South Africa turned out in force to put pressure on the government to allow alcohol sales for licensed sit-down restaurants.

07/22/20

Equality in the South African wine industry has taken a leap forward with 94 students from disadvantaged backgrounds having passed their exams to become qualified sommeliers.

07/21/20

South Africa's ruling African National Congress party has slapped a ban on the domestic sale of alcohol. This, plus the loss of wine tourism, threatens to cripple the wine industry.

07/17/20

The National Wine Challenge/ Top 100 SA Wines, the premier fine-wine-only competition, aims to produce a list of SA's top 100 wines. The judging panel is made up of local wine experts, who taste each of the entries over three days. The Top 100 wines are then chosen, and from that list, the highest scorers are re-tasted for Double Gold, Double Platinum and Grand Cru awards.

07/14/20

South Africa's already hard-pressed wine industry has greeted the renewed ban on alcohol sales with dismay, with Vinpro describing the government-imposed clamp down as a "devastating blow".

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