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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.


The crop is seen declining 6.7 percent to 1.38 million metric tons in 2016, the Paarl, Western Cape province-based organization said in an e-mailed statement Tuesday. That would be the least since 2011, when the country's output was 1.30 million tons, data from the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems show. The wine harvest -- which includes juice and concentrate for non-alcoholic purposes, wine for brandy and distilling wine -- may be 1.07 million liters, it said.


South African winemaker Pieter Walser is to launch a wine that has used unconscious emotional and cognitive responses to determine the final wine style.


The quality of this year's wine grape crop is "surprisingly good" considering the drought, according to Distell, which produces almost a third of SA's wine.


Wines of South Africa's triennial Sommelier Cup competition is now accepting entries as the organisation strives to boost on-trade sales.


As long-standing a wine commentator as Chris Losh has seen trends come and go. But, how successful has the wine category been at following - or even setting - these trends?


The 65-year-old Rupert belongs to that substratum of the stratospherically wealthy for whom silence is considered platinum. He rarely gives interviews but is undeniably garrulous when the conversation is about wine


Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA, a not-for-profit industry organization, has been actively promoting exports of all South African wine in the United States. After a great year of increased exports in 2015, WOSA is planning to continue this growth through their current US program that includes the participation in the USA Trade Tasting in New York City.

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