In-country representation key to wine success in Asia

Attracting younger wine drinkers and in-country representation is key to success in Asia, says research commissioned by Messe Düsseldorf, the company behind ProWein.

Wine economist to speak at Nederburg Auction

The organiser of South Africa’s famous Nederburg Auction, has announced that US economics professor and ‘wine economist’, Mike Veseth, will make a keynote speech on Saturday September 29 at Nederburg in Paarl.

Guala buys South African closures maker

The Guala Closures Group has announced that it has begun the process for the acquisition of the Metal Closures division of South Africa’s MCG Industries.

South Africa’s flagship wine producer unveils new wine

Vergelegen, one of South Africa’s best wine producers, has unveiled a new wine, DNA.

An evening with André van Rensburg

One of South Africa’s best and certainly most controversial winemakers, André van Rensburg, was in London yesterday for the unveiling of his new wine, DNA.

Su Birch of Wines of South Africa wins business award

Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is the winner of Wine Intelligence’s inaugural ‘10 for 10 Business Award’.

South Africa: Olmeca tequila launches chocolate liqueur

Pernod Ricard is rolling out its Olmeca tequila liqueurs in South Africa.

DIVA to distribute SA wines

French distributor DIVA (Distribution Internationale de Vins et Alcools) has created DIVA South Africa to market some of the country’s ‘premium’ wines to an international audience.

Patron ramps up marketing in South Africa

South Africa: Patron has launched its first billboard campaign outside of the US. 

South Korean boost for wine importers

The emerging South Korean market could boost the fortunes of wine importers, according to research by Wine Intelligence.

South Africa: KWV CEO resigns

South Africa: The KWV board has announced that CEO Thys Loubser (pictured) has resigned as company CEO with immediate effect.

Linton Park launches Rhino range

South African winery Linton Park has announced the launch of The Rhino of Linton Park range.

First Cape to sponsor Lions rugby tour

First Cape Wines has announced it will sponsor the British and Irish Lions rugby tour of Australia in 2013.

South Africa/Ireland: Jameson launches new expression

Irish whiskey Jameson has launched a new expression in South Africa. Jameson Select Reserve is made from a blend of small batch grain whiskey, not found in any other Jameson expression, and single Irish pot still whiskey.

American wins sommelier world cup in South Africa

Wines Of South Africa’s (WOSA) first Sommelier World Cup has been won by an American.

Graham Beck dies

Graham Beck, the name behind one of South Africa’s best-known wine brands, has died aged 80.

Denmark/Holland: South African wine is a winner

South Africa-based wine company Origin Wine has announced growth in Holland, and Denmark for its brands Stormhoek and Fairhills.

Responsible drinking - the name of the beautiful game

UK: Alcohol awareness charity Drinkaware has launched a programme to help fans stay safe and drink responsibly throughout the World Cup this summer, whether they’re travelling to South Africa or watching from the UK.

South African wine gets sustainability seal

The South African wine industry has launched a new sustainability seal, as a guarantee of environmentally-sensitive production.

South Africa: Confusion reigns over wineland mining

Confusion reigns in South Africa as new reports suggest mining applications in the winelands have not been withdrawn.