New-look label design for Drostdy Hof

The label design uses a picture frame device with specific colour treatment and texture. Apart from Drostdy Hof wanting the consumer to recognise the new label-look in...

SA to have smallest wine harvest in a decade due to...

The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area in May due to a severe drought that...

KWV celebrates hundred years of excellence

Paarl - KWV, South Africa’s iconic wine and spirits company has reached centennial status. KWV was originally founded with the single purpose to serve the...

Five wine trends to watch for in 2018

Though winery input costs have risen and the continued drought may mean a significant drop in yield, the battered rand has helped exports and...

False Bay Vineyards wine range gets facelift

In 2015, starting with the Sauvignon Blanc, they decided to improve their grape sources for the range and concluding with the Chardonnay in 2017,...

Stellenbosch Vineyards nails it!

I love wine tasting and have done plenty of it.  But food pairing is what really gets me going.  In my (very layman) opinion,...

Even smaller wine grape harvest predicted

According to the industry body Sawis (SA Wine Industry Information and Systems), a second crop estimate of the South African wine grape harvest in...

LVMH wines & spirits sees 7% growth in 2017

The group's Champagne business grew steadily, with volumes up by 4%, while Hennessy volumes increased by 8%, with 'significant growth' in China and the US. LVMH says...

Cape drought: what it means for SA’s wilting wine industry

Besides the three-year drought that has battered the Cape winelands, wine production in much of the world is falling. In the US, fires have...

Europe’s wine and spirit industry unites in Brexit trade talks

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Scotch Whisky Association, spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins, presented points from their joint position paper, which was...

Entries now open for 2018 Wine Label Design Awards and Beer...

The awards are sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za. Cape Town advertising and design studio At Pace designed the logo and other...

Wine Stopper Turf Wars

A few years ago, the onward march of screwcaps as the dominant wine bottle closure seemed unstoppable. Most discussions about closures focused on performance and their...

Alcoholic Drinks: Seven Trends For 2018

DRINKING GOES MINDFUL From moderation initiatives to breaking the taboo of teetotalism, the trend will gather further momentum, reach critical mass and enter the realms of a...

Drought impacts Pinotage volumes but boosts quality and flavour

On the foothills of the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch, Kanonkop winemaker Abrie Beeslaar expected the smaller berries to impact on the tonnage by around 10% but was...

When it comes to wine, origin matters

Officially instituted in 1973 – the South African Wine of Origin certification scheme aims to ensure that the country’s most admired wine producers adhere to a...

Good practices clinch best Chardonnay block for Riebeek Cellars wine producer

This award-winning block forms the basis of the Riebeek Cellars Collection Chardonnay. Riebeek Cellars’ wine team, including a full-time viticulturist, Tharien Hansen, works with their grape...

Wine Grape producers struggle

“Although a slightly larger 2017 wine grape harvest resulted in an increase in gross farming income, it did not keep up with the above-inflation hike in...

A structural shift imminent for South African wine grape producers

“Although a slightly larger 2017 wine grape harvest resulted in an increase in gross farming income, it did not keep up with the above-inflation hike...