Virus hit SA wine producers at worst possible time, says industry, as sober lockdown strikes

2020-03-28 08:00

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown in SA could not have happened at a worse time for the South African wine industry, says wine producers body Vinpro.

DGB dominates SA category at international wine competition

2020-03-11 17:56

DGB led the South African category at the prestigious Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards, winning over 40% of all Gold medals awarded to Cape producers.

What to do with an unfinished bottle of wine – according to an expert

2020-03-04 11:09

Wade Bales tells us exactly what to do with that unfinished bottle… if you ever have one!

5 trends that will dominate the SA drinks scene in 2020

2020-02-11 09:52

Gin isn't going away and you can look forward to more health-driven non-alcoholic sips this year!

PICS: Fancy owning a boutique wine farm? Here's what buyers are paying

2020-02-01 11:36

Opting for a boutique wine farm might be the way to go, according to Kevin Layden, the Seeff Property Group' agent for farms in the Stellenbosch and Boland areas.

What does 2020 hold for wine-lovers? Groot Constantia’s winemaker shares his predictions

2020-01-15 14:57

See what all the cool kids are drinking this year.

WATCH: Why wine costs so much more at restaurants

2019-12-21 08:15

The cost of a bottle of wine might be $20 in a store, but that same bottle of wine could run you $40 or $50 in a restaurant. James Beard award winner, Belinda Chang, breaks down what goes into the pricing of a bottle of wine.

What wine do you pair with food at a Mad Hatter's party?

2019-12-17 11:42

Dan Nicholl describes a "wondrously bizarre night out" that included copious bottles of stellar South African wine.

Diemersdal Estate releases Sauvignon Blanc from other side of the world

2019-12-04 18:25

Sauvignon Blanc specialist Diemersdal Wine Estate in Durbanville, Cape Town, has added a newcomer to its range of wines, this one originating from New Zealand.

Black Friday: A cheap-ish R600,000 bottle of whisky, and our other favourite deals on beer, champagne, and brandy

2019-11-29 08:30

Here are the best deals from Pick n Pay Liquor, Checkers Liquor Shop, Ultra Liquors, Game, and Makro.


Coronavirus already hitting wine trade, warns industry body

2020-03-16 13:14

Time will tell the full extent of the impact of closures of local ports and land posts due to coronavirus on SA's wine industry, but it's not looking good.

Sparkling wine flows from village taps after winery malfunction

2020-03-10 12:32

Italy might be in the grips of a deadly coronavirus outbreak, but hard-pressed citizens in the north of the country recently got some much-needed respite from the country’s dire situation.

Vintage 2017 could be good investment this year

2020-02-13 18:22

Vintage 2017 wines are fast being identified as some of the finest SA has ever produced and heralded as one of the best wine investments to make this year, according to an expert.

SA wine industry urged to focus on higher value products

2020-01-25 08:49

The South African wine industry should put more focus on supplying higher value products both locally and internationally, according to the chairperson of Vinpro.

My New Year’s resolution? To sip and celebrate more incredible South African wine

2020-01-07 15:00

Food24’s wine columnist shares his intentions for the year and they include wine - lots of it!

My month without wine

2019-12-20 15:02

YOU’s Nicola Whitfield swopped her favourite tipple for tea and ginger ale to find out if Dry January is all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s what she learnt along the way

Sipping SA wine in Mauritius

2019-12-05 14:25

Dan Nicholl applauds Mauritian hotels, resorts and restaurants for the way that they have embraced South African wine.

Why rosé is the perfect summer wine (and no, it’s not just because of the colour)

2019-11-29 12:41

A glass of chilled pink wine in the summer heat is always a good idea!

Why The Test Kitchen’s wine list is a carefully curated tribute to the local industry

2019-11-27 12:32

Dan Nicholl delves into why Cape Town's The Test Kitchen offers one of his best dining experiences.

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