Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

The names to know in New Zealand’s natural wine wave

New Zealand hasn’t always been top of mind for natural wine drinkers. This may seem surprising considering the country’s clean and green reputation.
Wine Enthusiast, Christina Pickard

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Stellenbosch ranked #23 in the world’s 100 most loved destinations

The vibrant Winelands town of Stellenbosch has been ranked the 23rd most loved destination in a global ranking of the Top 100 most loved destinations in the world in 2021.
Visit Stellenbosch

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

SA expects smaller wine grape crop as harvest commences

With the 2022 harvest season on the horizon, South African wine grape producers expect a smaller wine grape crop, mainly due to a decrease in vineyards, high disease pressure and heatwaves in certain regions. This according to the second of four crop estimates by viticulturists and producer cellars in the third week of January.
Vinpro

Tuesday, 25 January, 2022

Wine losing share to spirits among younger drinkers

The relationship between millennials and wine has been a hot button topic for years, with craft beer, hard seltzer, and distilled spirits vying for market share.
Vinepair, Julia Larson

Monday, 24 January, 2022

Western Cape claims four in the Top 50 of the 100 Most Loved Destinations in the World

Tourism Sentiment Index (TSI) - a travel data intelligence solution created by acclaimed destination marketing agency Destination Think - has released Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Around the World for 2021, with Knysna ranking in the top 20 at #19, Stellenbosch #23, Hermanus #38, and Cape Town #50.
Wesgro

Monday, 24 January, 2022

SA wine industry remains resilient amidst adversity

The South African wine industry was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic and will still take a few years to fully recover. However, through a necessity to revive, recover and rebuild, wine businesses are undergoing a mind shift in the way they do business and the industry has fast-tracked tools aimed at becoming more robust, adaptable, competitive and sustainable.
Vinpro

Monday, 24 January, 2022

Brookdale harvest 2022 – what does the future hold?

‘Every year, we eagerly await to see how harvest unfolds’, says Tim Rudd, the owner of Brookdale Estate in Paarl. ‘No two vintages are the same, and where Mother Nature is concerned, you can prepare and plan to your very best ability, but she can throw in a curveball at any time’.
Brookdale Estate

Friday, 21 January, 2022

DO Terra Alta makes orange wine official

It is believed the move will make DO Terra Alta the first DO in all of Spain to have a legal certification for this style of wine.
Decanter, Miquel Hudin

Friday, 21 January, 2022

Has Chinese wine market hit rock bottom?

China's imported wines are going on a downward spiral in 2021 and market outlook for 2022 is not looking brighter.
Vino Joy News, Natalie Wang

Friday, 21 January, 2022

SA's wine export volumes rise 22% in 2021 despite booze bans, supply chain issues

Despite a series of alcohol sales bans and supply chain challenges, South Africa's wine industry still managed to grow its export volumes.
Fin24, Lameez Omarjee

Friday, 21 January, 2022

SASA hosts the international ASI diploma for sommelier March 14th, 2022

In 2012, The Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI – www.asi.info) established the exam for “International ASI Diploma for Sommelier,” aiming to harmonize the level of sommeliers worldwide.
South African Sommelier Association (SASA)

Thursday, 20 January, 2022

What will be the next darling of the wine world? Here are four varieties to watch

Wine is similar to fashion. Some styles seem to have their moment in the sun, when everyone wants them. And then, inexplicably, they are out of favor. But there’s also the rotation of interest that comes from necessity: Something gets discovered, it’s a great value, more people hear about it, the demand goes up, limited supply forces prices to rise, and suddenly it disappears from circulation.
Vinepair, Jamie Goode

Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Wines of South Africa export report 2021

A positive year for exports, despite many challenges.
Wines of South Africa, Maryna Calow

Thursday, 20 January, 2022

The Cape Wine Auction is back

One of the world’s most renowned charity wine auctions – The Cape Wine Auction – is back this year, and will take place on Saturday, February 12, at the luxurious Quoin Rock Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
Cape Wine Auction

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

What are consumers looking for when buying direct from wineries?

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales are crucial to most wine businesses and have become even more important in the past two years with disruptions to other sales channels.
Wine Australia

Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

SA suffering a shortage of glass bottles due to faltering supplies and lockdowns

The glass bottle is neither half-full nor empty. In fact, it might not even be there at all as South Africa suffers bottle shortages because of faltering supplies.
IOL, Mwangi Githahu

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

The once-derided Mission Grape is back

The historic grape is gaining steam as a fortified dessert wine.
Pix, Jeff Siegel

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Nine wine technologies that will transform the global wine industry

Robots in the vineyards, AI wine critics, and blockchain 4x4QR codes to track wine and provide transparency to consumers. These are just a few of the topics that were presented by a panel of wine technology experts as part of a recent 2021 OIV study.
Dr. Liz Thach. MW

Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

SA wine industry rolls out top waiter and wine service training courses

The South African wine tourism industry kicked off its newly finalised learning and development strategy with two successful wine tourism courses.
Vinpro

Friday, 14 January, 2022

Penfolds to release second rare wine NFT

The second rare release will comprise limited edition NFTs tied to 300 bottles of Penfolds Magill Cellar 3 Cabernet Shiraz from the 2018 vintage.
Decanter, Lisa Riley