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10/12/21

Deep-pocketed players are vying for Nigerians' drinking money, including local giants International Breweries and Nigerian Breweries, as well as Ireland's Guinness. The competition may seem unequal, but small-scale tappers and brewers like Ovwiroro still hope to keep their local beverages alive.

10/11/21

The Yin & Yang is only available as a limited production as a pair in a gift box with a rrp of £80. The duo will be released in November 2021 and will be available at selected retailers and wine shops via Walker & Wodehouse.

10/01/21

There is also a revival in the planting of new vineyards, with about 2,000ha that are estimated to be established by the end of 2021.

09/30/21

The South African Wine Industry Transformation Unit (SAWITU) recently announced the development of a brand home for black-owned wine brands, which will be hosted in the Tasting Room and Cellar Complex at the Agricultural Research Council's Nietvoorbij Campus in Stellenbosch.

09/22/21

The next edition of CapeWine will take place from 5 to 7 October 2022, following its 12 month postponement.

09/17/21

South Africa's Méthode Cap Classique wines are turning heads for a reason

09/16/21

The woman behind the wines at Olifantsberg Family Vineyards was lauded in Tim Atkin's influential SA Special Report. She tells us how it feels

09/10/21

Tim Atkin MW, still a huge champion of South African Chenin Blanc as a source of thrilling and original wines, is now turning his gaze on Syrah. Calling it the Cape's "best red grape", it also provides the foundation for the country's only 100-score wine in his 2021 South Africa Report, the Rhône-style 2019 Sadie Family Columella.

09/08/21

DGB is home to some of the county's most renowned brands

09/03/21

Overall, bottled South African imports were at 570,000 cases in the U.S. in 2020, according to Impact Databank, down 35% from the previous year. Cape Classics is the dominant importer by far, with three of its largest brands-Jam Jar, Excelsior, and Indaba-accounting for nearly 40% of bottled South African imports

09/02/21

After being recruited by her high school, she applied for a winemaking scholarship at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. It was here that she tried wine for the first time. "It wasn't a decision because it was wine; it was a decision to study, to change my life, it just happened to be wine," says Biyela. "I am glad it turned out that way."

08/24/21

The pledge comes as Vinpro contests the approach followed by government towards alcohol ban restrictions in court.

08/17/21

No grape is as loved and as maligned as South Africa's signature red variety

08/12/21

Long a champion of The Cape, Daniel Grigg gives the lowdown on why the wines make commercial sense and what more needs to be done to communicate its vinous cornucopia.

08/10/21

The quality of South African fine wine has tracked seemingly endlessly upward in the modern era, a phenomenon that has been delightful to follow but also difficult to explain. Perhaps, however, a consideration of varieties was less important than any of us imagined, and it all comes down to terroir.

07/26/21

Trade groups had urged the removal of the alcohol ban over fears of a 'total collapse of the industry' and increased illicit trading.

07/21/21

In the wake of the disorder the country has seen during the past week due to looting, violence and destruction of property in certain provinces, the country once again faces unprecedented challenges. So too does the South African wine industry.

07/16/21

The historic Stellenbosch-based farm exports quality wines from South Africa.

07/13/21

In a country where access to land is tough, a new generation forges a path

07/13/21

Fears that the country's fourth booze ban would be extended beyond its 12 July deadline have been confirmed.

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