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Michael Jordaan to be new chairman of Wines of South Africa

Published:  09 May, 2014

Wines of South Africa has appointed Michael Jordaan, former chief executive of the country's First National Bank, as its new chairman.


South Africa's 2014 wine harvest set for 'mild decline'

Published:  23 April, 2014

South Africa's harvest is set for a "mild decline" in 2014, as the picking season draws to an end.


Beautiful South Tasting scaled back

Published:  02 April, 2014

The Beautiful South Tasting, organised by the generic bodies representing South Africa, Chile and Argentina, is to scale back its 2014 event.


South African brands must invest more to bolster premium wines, says WOSA chief

Published:  25 March, 2014

In order to boost growth of South Africa's more premium wines, producers and brands need to be prepared to invest, says WoSA chief.


In the spotlight: Fairtrade issues in South Africa

Published:  05 March, 2014

South Africa's agricultural sector came under fire in the past few years over infringing the human rights of farm workers, some of whom helped build the country's wine trade. Erin Smith takes a look at two initiatives aimed at combating such problems, namely the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Agreement and Fairtrade.


Jo Wehring, UK market manager for Wines of South Africa, talks Fairtrade

Published:  04 March, 2014

Jo Wehring, Wines of South Africa's UK market manager, believes Fairtrade wines should offer more premium choices and be more widely available.  


Wine videos celebrate 20 years of South African democracy

Published:  05 February, 2014

Argentina, Chile and South Africa team up again at ProWein

Published:  04 February, 2014

Following their tasting tie up last September in London the generic bodies of Argentina, Chile and South Africa are teaming up again to present their wines under the banner of Wines of the Beautiful South at this year's Prowein trade fair in Dusseldorf in March.


Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

Bumper South African harvest sees wine exports to UK up 21%

Published:  13 January, 2014

South Africa establishes the Cape Vintners Classification system

Published:  11 December, 2013

Some the South African leading wine estates announced yesterday, December 10th, the creation of the Cape Vintners Classification (CVC), which is an effort to ensure the quality of Cape wines and will operate within the structure of the Wine of Origin Scheme.


South Africa to focus on US and emerging African markets says new WOSA chief

Published:  04 November, 2013

South Africa will increasingly target the entire domestic market of Africa along with the US as trading conditions become ever more challenging in mature export markets such as the UK, according to the new head of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).


Q&A: Siobhan Thompson, chief executive, Wines of South Africa

Published:  04 November, 2013

Siobhan Thompson starts work as the new chief executive of Wines of South Africa (WOSA) this week. Previously head of global marketing for Distell's Amarula brand, she brings with her a wealth of international experience. Claire Hu spoke to her about her views on the future direction of South African wine exports.


Beautiful South tasting to return in 2014 after exceeding its 2013 targets

Published:  18 September, 2013

Organisers of the first Beautiful South tasting last week at London's Olympia, that brought together wines from Argentina, Chile and South Africa, claim the event surpassed its target figures and that the combined tasting will go ahead again next year.


Start planning your Beautiful South Tasting

Published:  29 August, 2013

With over 300 tables and 330 producers the first Beautiful South Tasting, to be held on September 11 and 12 in London's Olympia, demands a plan and the full show catalogue is now available online to download so attendees can devise a tactical plan of what producers to put on their 'must-see' list.


Nederburg offers consumers chance to win dinner party experience

Published:  26 July, 2013

Distell-owned South African winery Nederburg is offering consumers the chance to win a 'premium dinner party experience' via promotional neck collars on its bottles of Winemaster's Reserve.


South African winemakers helping to raise reputation of country's wines

Published:  03 April, 2013

The new generation of winemakers in South Africa is helping to increase the prestige and sophistication of wines coming out of the country, according to leading wine critics at last week's ProWein in Dusseldorf, Germany.


South Africa wine collective in premium push

Published:  05 February, 2013

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa, a collective of like-minded, independent producers, has been launched in a bid to to raise the profile of premium South African wine.


Wineries need to build brand South Africa around world, says Accolade boss

Published:  25 September, 2012

South African wineries need to concentrate on building brand South Africa around the world if they are going to reach their full potential, according to Troy Christensen, chief executive of Accolade Wines.


Wine Stars finalists announced

Published:  16 May, 2012

An initiative giving wineries the chance to compete in a competition to secure a five-minute pitch with the UK's leading buyers has attracted almost 200 entries.