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Torrid weather from El Niño in South America to frost and hail in France means that the world will produce millions fewer bottles of wine in 2016, the International Organisation for Vine & Wine has predicted.


Floods, drought, frost and hail cut into world wine production this year across Europe and South America, but the quality of the 2016 vintage shouldn't unduly suffer.


South America, particularly Argentina and Chile, sees biggest decline, a potential worry for fans of wines such as malbec


Klein Constantia decided to unpack their museum stock in order to do just this, share the wines from previous vintages with those interested and to this end invited media, retail and sommeliers to discuss which wines could possibly be released in small batches, pending availability.


Sensory information, knowledge, expectation - and showmanship - all influence whether we deem a wine 'good'


Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari, supported by Investec, has completed the acquisition of KWV Group's operational assets for R1.15 billion after it was announced in May 2016. The acquisition was secured by overwhelming shareholder support and with approval from the South African Competition Commission.


The WBWE on the 21st and 22nd of November 2016 in Amsterdam is expecting about 230 exhibitors and 6.000 visitors / pre-registration is now open


Last month the French wine giant AdVini acquired 51% of Ken Forrester Wines, a major producer in the South African wine industry -- the most recent example of a number of acquisitions over the past few years.


Cinsault is experiencing a resurgence with winemakers turning toward their country's old vines to produce varietal and single vineyard Cinsault


AdVini buys 51 percent of Stellenbosch company; founder will remain as CEO


South Africa is "the most dynamic wine-producing country in the world", according to wine writer Tim Atkin


Quinta Essentia is a Chenin Blanc made from old bush vines in Stellenbosch, the South African wine region that has a centuries-long history that has emerged as one of the pre-eminent sources of finely crafted Chenin Blanc alongside France's Loire Valley.


"As we continue to educate the public, we're thrilled to see consumers viewing South Africa, not only as a great region for value, but for quality as well," said Jim Clarke, Wines of South Africa US Marketing Manager. "To see value of sales jump 25% in just 12 months is a true testament to both the skill and dedication of our wine makers, and the diligence of top-notch importers to bring those wines to market."


Vintners on the Cape dealt with torrid heat, drought, wildfires and more in the 2016 vintage


The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Southern African Customs Union, which includes Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, means South Africa can export 110 million liters (29 million gallons) of duty-free wine, up from the current 48 million liters, Wines of South Africa said in an e-mailed statement. The EU region accounts for 75 percent of the nation's annual offshore wine sales, valued at 5 billion rand ($330 million).


Manchester City Football Club fans may be tempted to put down their warm pints of beer and pick up a glass of shiraz after winemaker Wolf Blass inked a multi-year marketing partnership with the famous Premier League team to gain access to its huge fan base throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa and Mexico.


In one of the cavernous temperature-controlled cellars of Hartenberg Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, a new French oak wine barrel bears the tag "CWG PTG Shiraz Blend 2016".


Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labelled in Mandarin.


There has been some introspection in recent opinion pieces on this site around South African wine in international markets


A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

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