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South Africa to shine light on Chenin Blanc

Published:  24 September, 2010
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Wines in the Pres, July 10-11, 2010

Published:  13 July, 2010


What have the national wine critics had to say this week? Find out with our round up of Wines in the Press for July 10, 11.

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Claire Hu blog: South African wine opportunities in the UK

Published:  08 July, 2010

Here is a copy of an article that Claire Hu has written for www.wine.co.za

Having recently moved here from London, where I worked as a drinks journalist, I've started asking myself how South Africa squares up to the rest of the world when it comes to wine. That's particularly relevant to the UK, SA's biggest export market. While touring round the Cape meeting producers and tasting their wines, I noticed they are all asking themselves the same question: how should we be competing on an international stage?

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Richard Siddle,World Cup wine blog: Recovering from a Green day

Published:  14 June, 2010

 

Resurfaced in Cape Town after manic two days immersed in the World Cup in Johannesburg and Rustenberg. You will pleased to hear that Cape Town is covered in cloud, driving rain and whistling winds - big difference to weather up north.

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Richard Siddle, World Cup blog, Day 5: The English are coming!

Published:  12 June, 2010

After a great last day sipping and tasting my way through Stellenbosch I have now flown up to Johannesburg to the heart of the World Cup in readiness for tonight's England game.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine blog. Day 4

Published:  11 June, 2010

Oh the shame, oh the embarrassment...
Here I am in South Africa on the day the country makes history and the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time. Here am I a lifelong football fan who can talk Christmas tree formations with the best of  them and who has long been the answer to England's left sided problems for years...but when asked in front of a crowded bar to blow on a vuvuzela - South Africa's icon musical emblem of the games - I fail miserably.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine blog. Day 4

Published:  11 June, 2010

Oh the shame, oh the embarrassment...
Here I am in South Africa on the day the country makes history and the World Cup comes to Africa for the first time. Here am I a lifelong football fan who can talk Christmas tree formations with the best of  them and who has long been the answer to England's left sided problems for years...but when asked in front of a crowded bar to blow on a vuvuzela - South Africa's icon musical emblem of the games - I fail miserably.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine day two

Published:  09 June, 2010

South Africa - World Cup...with wine
Day two for me in South Africa as part of my wine/World Cup adventure courtesy of those very nice people at Distell. Being here is a bit like being with a nation of school children waiting for Father Christmas to arrive.

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Richard Siddle, South Africa World Cup and wine day two

Published:  09 June, 2010

South Africa - World Cup...with wine
Day two for me in South Africa as part of my wine/World Cup adventure courtesy of those very nice people at Distell. Being here is a bit like being with a nation of school children waiting for Father Christmas to arrive.

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South Africa launches sustainability seal

Published:  12 April, 2010

The South African wine industry claims to have launched the world's first sustainability seal that guarantees eco-friendly production and bottle provenance.

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South Africa overtakes France

Published:  25 February, 2010

South Africa's recent success in the UK off-trade is not merely the result of favourable currency movements, according to the country's generic body.

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This issue: South Africa

Published:  25 February, 2010

Looking for a new wine to plug a regional or stylistic gap on your shelves?

The IWC's Discovery Tasting features the best new wines looking for representation in the UK. This week, South Africa

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South Africa overtakes France in market share

Published:  22 February, 2010

South African wine has overtaken French in the UK wine market for the first time in terms of volume.

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Virgin Wines helps fund South African school

Published:  19 February, 2010

Virgin Wines has announced it will help provide further funding as part of a project to build new facilities at a primary school in South Africa.

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South Africa reduces bottle weight

Published:  05 February, 2010

South Africa is lowering the weight of its wine bottles in a move to help reduce the industry's carbon footprint.

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South Africa increases market share

Published:  02 February, 2010

The UK's love for South African wine is growing after it achieved the largest increase in UK market share during 2009.

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The UK's best wine lists recognised

Published:  21 December, 2009

Harpers Wine & Spirit today reveals the shortlisted restaurants for our Drinking Out Excellence Awards, the UK's first dedicated gongs for wine lists.

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Mission Possible: the hunt for South Africa's forgotten Chenin Blanc

Published:  21 December, 2009

A quest to find South Africa's oldest Chenin Blanc vines has been resolved.

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Raising the Bar in Excellence Awards

Published:  17 December, 2009

The UK has arguably the most exciting restaurant wine and spirits lists in the world, yet the efforts of those who create them is frequently overlooked. It often seems it's the chefs who get all the glory in terms of awards and press, and the sommeliers, restaurant owners and buyers who work so hard to create the drinks offer are forgotten.

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Merchant's Taste: The Vineking

Published:  04 November, 2009

Eunice Murrison reviews the offer at the Vineking, in Reigate.

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