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ProWein 2016: The challenge of the falling South African rand

Published:  17 March, 2016

Between the bush fires, one of the most severe droughts in the last century and a toppling currency, South Africa has not had it easy in 2015. The currency specifically has been challenging for wine producers and could potentially pose a problem for wine producers in the year ahead.


ProWein 2016: 'Wine needs to be more daring,' says Origin Wines founder

Published:  14 March, 2016

Origin Wines founder Bernard Fontannaz at the first day of ProWein called on the UK wine trade to be more daring and try new packaging and product ideas for the off-trade in a effort to engage more with consumers.


KWV targets premium gap in the market with North South Wines

Published:  29 February, 2016

Leading South African wine producer KWV has appointed North South Wines as its UK distributor, taking over from Leeds-based Bottle Green, which was acquired by Kingsland Drinks early last year.


Distell posts strong growth and looks to double the size of the business by 2020

Published:  17 February, 2016

The Distell Group posted strong year-on-year growth following a record festive trading period and strong performances across Africa.


Nederburg inks three-year sponsorship with African pro-cycling team

Published:  21 January, 2016

Leading South African wine brand Nederburg has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Africa-based professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data Qhubeka.


Hallgarten unleashes 14 wines from South Africa's 'frontier country'

Published:  07 October, 2015

Hallgarten is listing 14 wines from the Swartland region of South Africa.


Sparkling wine continues to fizz with on-trade sales up by more than half in a year

Published:  15 September, 2015

Sparkling wine is the star performer in the drinks trade with the value of on-trade sales up by more than half in the year to July 7, according to Nielsen figures in the third quarter market report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.


South African wine producer Perdeberg joins Boutinot portfolio in the UK

Published:  11 September, 2015

Export markets 'tough' but South Africa's Distell posts 10% rise in annual revenue

Published:  20 August, 2015

The South African wine producer and owner of Scotland's Burn Stewart Distillers has posted a 10.4% increase in revenue in the year to June 30.


UK rises 11% as WSET sees global take-up of courses increase for 13th year in a row

Published:  13 August, 2015

Cape Wine launches video campaign to help delegates prepare for their visit

Published:  12 August, 2015

Video interviews with South African winemakers, viticulturalists and other wine personalities are being used to prepare visitors to Cape Wine 2015 for their trip.


L'Avenir to launch Provence-style premium rosé at Cape Wine 2015

Published:  06 August, 2015

Stellenbosch estate, L'Avenir is to launch a new premium rosé at Cape Wine in September. The wine, named Glenrosé, will be 100% Pinotage.


Winners celebrate after success in the 2015 International Wine Challenge

Published:  17 July, 2015

Laithwaites has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane last night.


Laithwaites wins top merchant award as all the 2015 IWC winners take a bow

Published:  16 July, 2015

Laithwiates has been named Merchant of the Year in the 32nd International Wine Challenge announced at the Hilton Hotel in London's Park Lane tonight.


South Africa to hold London tasting for independents and the on-trade

Published:  02 July, 2015

Wines of South Africa is hosting an autumn tasting event targeted at independent wine merchants and on-trade buyers.


South African wine brand Fish Hoek takes the bait and goes Fairtrade

Published:  30 June, 2015

Accolade Wine's Fish Hoek South African wine range has won Fairtreade certification.


Car Boot heads to South Africa in producer link at Cape Wine

Published:  17 June, 2015

The Wine Car Boot event concept will be making its first foray overseas in a link with a South African producer group in the autumn.


South Africa confidence returning as winemakers concentrate on quality, Kleine Zalze boss says

Published:  21 May, 2015

South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.


South Africa 2015 harvest report: It was early, but expect high quality

Published:  07 May, 2015

South Africa's official harvest report said that the 2015 harvest will be recorded "as one of the driest and earliest in years, with a somewhat smaller wine grape harvest promising exceptional wines."


Richard Branson's South African hotel launches new wine joint-venture with English winemaking firm

Published:  19 March, 2015

Richard Branson's luxury hotel collection, Virgin Limited Edition, has joined forces with an English wine consultancy firm, Litmus Wines, to launch a new wine business.