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Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Rhino Tears wine raises R2 million to combat poaching

The poaching of rhinos in South African national parks continues to be a cause of concern. However, despite the alarmingly high number of animals killed each year, the statistics show that these may finally be decreasing.
Rhino Tears

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Why Your Next Cabernet Sauvignon Should Be from South Africa

Think Cabernet Sauvignon, and your mind likely takes you to Bordeaux, Napa or maybe even Australia or Washington State. Chances­ are, South Africa isn’t even on your Cab radar.
Wine Enthusiast

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Diemersdal Snaps-up Eighth Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy

Durbanville wine estate Diemersdal staked a place as one of the most successful producers in the history of the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage Trophy awards by this year raking in its eighth Top 10 trophy. The Diemersdal Pinotage Reserve 2018 was selected as one of the Top 10 winners in this year’s prestigious competition, which was held for the 23nd time attracting 161 entries.
Diemersdal Estate

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Survivor crowned 2019 ABSA Top Ten Pinotage

Survivor, the unbridled Swartland wine range, has been recognised as one of South Africa’s top Pinotage producers making the cut in the prestigious 2019 ABSA Top Ten Competition.
Survivor

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Boplaas highlights artisanal excellence through display of traditional Azulejo tiles

A tradition from the world's home of Port has come to the Klein Karoo town of Calitzdorp. South African port-making champion Boplaas has installed a series of custom ceramic tiles that are synonymous with Portuguese tradition.
Boplaas Family Vineyards

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Lourensford introduces The Dome Ethel

The Dome Ethel sees Lourensford introduce a Bordeaux-style red to their accessible and increasingly popular Dome range of wines.
Lourensford Estate

Saturday, 17 August, 2019

Meridian Wine Merchants celebrates Rosé month: Find your #ShadesOfRosé inspiration this August

The popularity of Rosé wines seems unstoppable. Enjoyed by famous Hollywood A-listers and served in trendy bars from St. Tropez to New York, this red-and-white cousin has become a global success story. With this pink drink getting trendier, and more sophisticated, by the day, it is little wonder that some consider August as international Rosé month.
Meridian Wine Merchants

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Friday, 16 August, 2019

The Long Road to Getting a Better Deal for South African Wine Producers through Better Prices

Some 360 years after wine was first made at the Cape, the low prices commanded by South African producers is finding the industry questioning its own economic sustainability. In order to survive, the industry has to unlock value by raising wine prices. Harry Melck from the Institute of Cape Wine Masters and a Chartered Accountant, writes that the matter of raising prices is easier said than done.
Institute of Cape Wine Masters

Friday, 16 August, 2019

Fleur du Cap Awarded as ABSA Top 10 Pinotage

Fleur du Cap is celebrating as its Fleur du Cap Series Privée 2016 was awarded an ABSA Top 10 Pinotage, beating fierce competition from over 161 entries judged by an impressive panel of judges.
Fleur du Cap

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Friday, 16 August, 2019

Out & About with wine.co.za - Francois Pienaar at Marianne | Pinotage Top 10 Awards | Old Vines Tasting at Volkskombuis | Women in Wine at Allee Bleue

Anomalous August! From two weeks of relative quietness to a sudden rush of some of the best events all year! We celebrated the dedication of the '95 to Francois Pienaar at Marianne, witnessed excellence at the Pinotage Top 10 Awards, sipped heritage with an Old Vines tasting and honoured women with the Women in Wine at Allee Bleue.
wine.co.za - Thomas Davidson (Editor)

Friday, 16 August, 2019

New Art Exhibition: Land Rewoven, MJ Lourens in conversation with JH Pierneef

The La Motte Museum introduces a new art exhibition entitled, Land Rewoven. Presented in collaboration with Barnard Gallery, this new addition to the Franschhoek Valley estate’s acclaimed offering, comprises a considered body of work by MJ Lourens in conversation with selected paintings of JH Pierneef from the La Motte Museum collection.
La Motte

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Friday, 16 August, 2019

Spier; the first winery in the world to receive Control Union vegan accreditation

Spier is the first winery in the world to receive Control Union Vegan Standard certification by the accredited certifying body Control Union.
Spier

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Thursday, 15 August, 2019

The 2019 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winners Announced

This year's Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced at the awards ceremony at Boschendal.
Pinotage Association