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06/21/19

Whether you are just back from WBWE, IBWSS in San Francisco or planning on going to Wine Paris and Vinexpo in February there are now so many trade shows around the world. But they are there for a reason. To bring wine producers closer to the markets that most want to meet them

06/21/19

There's only one thing that can make a visit to a winery even more delicious, and that's if it's a Black-owned business. The new wave of African-Americans who are making a name for themselves in the wine industry will have your glass overflowing with joy

06/19/19

Ignacio Nevares and coauthors found that oxygen not only moves down the concentration gradient through the staves, but between the staves, between the bung and bunghole, and - obviously - into the barrel ullage whenever the bung is removed.

06/18/19

Five winemakers discuss the country's latest developments at a Food & Wine Classic session in Aspen

06/17/19

One of the world's oldest wine industries needs to increase prices, but will consumers be persuaded?

06/04/19

A South African farmer whose vineyard in the Stellenbosch wine region had been occupied by shack dwellers since last year has been shot and killed in his home, heightening tensions amid a contentious national debate over the ownership of land

06/03/19

A South African farmer whose vineyard in the Stellenbosch wine region had been occupied by shack dwellers since last year has been shot and killed in his home, heightening tensions amid a contentious national debate over the ownership of land.

05/29/19

The Spire Collection and Broadbent Selections have announced "South Africa Redefined," a six-city US tour featuring five of South Africa's leading winemakers.

05/17/19

A leading figure in South African wine has issued a stark warning about the industry's future

05/15/19

The new head winemaker at Distell is Andrea Freeborough. Cellar-master at Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her position at the Paarl winery at the end of May to take up her new role in overseeing the production of South Africa's largest wine portfolio.

05/13/19

The harvest resulted in lower yields, largely due to consequences of the preceding drought and fluctuating weather conditions during the season. Winemakers are, however, positive about the quality of this year's vintage. The 2019 wine grape crop is estimated at 1,225,620 tonnes.

05/13/19

If so, a historic wine estate in the western Cape Winelands is available for sale for 77 million South African rands (some $5.35 million). Located about four miles east of Wellington in the high end of the Bovlei Valley, it is an established winery that has been growing and bottling wines for years

05/09/19

Despite being dismissed as myth by scientists, somms and winemakers still insist minerality is a thing.

05/09/19

Established in 2013, by seven founders, there are now 22 member producers, with around 30 who are at various stages of pending membership. CEO Charl Theron says, "It's not about numbers, it's all about quality".

05/07/19

... caused by the after-effects of a three-year drought, industry body VinPro has reported

05/06/19

Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report

05/06/19

With world-class cuisine, hundreds of wine farms steeped in centuries of history, and some of the best hotels in all of Africa, this singular region also offers incredible value for the dollar.

04/26/19

Charles Brain and Walker Brown formed Cape Venture Wine Company in 2016 in collaboration with independent South African winemakers Trizanne Barnard and Bruce Jack. Their Lubanzi wines ('From where the mountain meets the ocean…') include two new canned wines-one a Chenin Blanc and the other a red blend (Syrah/Shiraz dominant, with Cinsault, Mourvedre and Grenache), as well as bottled wines. They now sell in 26 U.S. states and Canada

04/23/19

Mulderbosch winery, widely considered one of South Africa's most iconic wineries has moved its US distribution to Third Leaf Wines effective April 1, 2019. An investment group led by Third Leaf Partners acquired Mulderbosch at the end of 2018

04/02/19

Lubanzi Wines, a fast growing South African wine brand, and a recently certified B Corporation, is becoming the first South African producer to launch canned wines in the United States on April 1st, 2019. The wines will be initially distributed across the US throughout select markets.

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