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Some outstanding and much talked about wine producers in South Africa at the moment make wine that are different from what you normally would expect from this country. They make small quantities and they are based in lesser-known regions.


The profile of South African wine is set to attract greater international attention now that the development of a new district, Wine of Origin Cape Town, has been approved by the South African Wine and Spirit Board. This ground-breaking move aimed at elevating the profile of South African wine through a direct association to Cape Town will unite the wine wards of Constantia, Durbanville, Philadelphia and Hout Bay.


The worst drought in a century in the Western Cape has led to a large field of 'ghost vines' reappearing as the dam water that once covered them recedes.


Do you think South Africa is a country that is good at making bulk wines, but that when it comes to quality and personality falls short? Then it's time to wake up. Now! You are missing a lot of exciting and very original wines.


But how would a boy from a small village in Ulundi on KwaZuluNatal's humid north coast find his way to the hot, dry vineyards of the Cape, and acquire the skills he'd need in the process to get his foot in the cellar door?


Furthering their mission dedicated to farming sustainably and producing environmentally and ethically responsible wines, Graham Beck has completed the installation of an extensive solar system to support their electrical usage. During the project, 1,200 panels were installed on the roof of the Madeba 3 cellar in Robertson.


Dr. Jim Swan, the noted whisky expert who was best known for his handiwork in advising several new whisky distilleries around the glo[b]e, passed away suddenly yesterday in his home in Edinburgh. He was 75.


Dr Jim Swan, the whisky consultant responsible for helping shape distilleries around the world, has died.


A wildfire that raged for four days throughout South Africa's Western Cape has damaged four wine estates in the Somerset area, including Vergelegen, Waterkloof, Morgenster and Lourensford


The Lourensford wine estate dates back to the 1700s and was established by Adrian van der Stel, who was Governor of the Cape


Firefighters worked through the night to tackle the flames, which have been aided by dry vegetation and strong winds.


The controversy over worker conditions in some South African wineries has prompted government action.


Five wine farms in South Africa have been served non-compliance notices by the Western Cape Department of Labour following a documentary by a Danish filmmaker that sought to expose mistreatment of workers


Jane Anson writes an article that has taken two decades to reach maturity - bringing a personal angle to the new era created by the end of apartheid and the opening up of South African wine to the world.


What is needed now is more support of the industry ...


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'

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