Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Survival, Change and Transformation

Economic survival is presently an issue of great concern among the wine producers of the Western Cape. DGB (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s largest independent wine and spirit producer and distributor, has released a thought-provoking documentary on the state of the South African wine industry.
David Jefferson

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Waste Not, Want Not Water

Just six months ago, the level of Cape Town’s dams had dropped below 21%. Theewaterskloof, the largest with a capacity of 480 188 million litres had sunk to a pathetic 10% dribble. Parts of the winelands were even worse off. Water restrictions followed by increased tariffs brought out consumers’ many innovative water-saving methods. For most, saving water has become part of life.
WOSA Blog, Angela Lloyd

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Mountain biking in the Winelands

The Cape Winelands is not only set up for wining and dining, it is also the perfect backdrop to explore your adventurous side, with the natural elements and lay of the land providing the perfect network of trails for mountain bikers.
Visit Winelands

Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018

The eighth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 117 entries from 81 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale., Christian Eedes

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Veritas pays homage to leading industry figures

The tradition of annually honouring a handful of industry leaders took place at this year’s 28th Veritas Awards ceremony on Saturday 6 October. This award serves as recognition for exemplary service to the industry over the years – acknowledging their commitment and paying homage for remarkable achievements.
Veritas Awards

Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

A "Triple Gold" at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets three years in a row

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Veritas Awards when the Neil Ellis 2015 terrain-specific Jonkershoek Cabernet and the 2015 regional Stellenbosch Cabernet were honoured with Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively for the third consecutive year.
Neil Ellis Wines

Monday, 15 October, 2018

Wade Bales Cap Classique & Gin Affair 2018

What better way to celebrate the start of Summer than by enjoying it on a private beach, sipping the finest bubbly and sampling the coolest local craft and international gins.
Patricia Uribe

Sunday, 14 October, 2018

Africa does well at the World Blind Tasting Champs

Twenty-three countries participated to The World Blind Tasting Championships held at Chateau Saint Pierre de Serjac on the 13th of October 2018. Organised by La Revue du Vin France since 2013, the championship sees teams of wine lovers competing to identify 12 wines served to them blind
Jean Vincent Ridon