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Journey's End launches AR-label range

Published:  08 September, 2020

Stellenbosch winery Journey’s End has launched a new range of six wines with augmented reality labels.

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Mullineux and Leeu Passant joins Liberty

Published:  03 September, 2020

Liberty Wines has strengthened its South African portfolio with the addition of Swartland-based Mullineux and Leeu Passant of Franschhoek. 

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Graft bolsters Australia and South African portfolios as it gears up for digital tasting

Published:  24 August, 2020

Graft Wine, last year’s merger of Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine, is gearing up for a bumper month of activity in September, with two Southern Hemisphere additions joining the company as it takes its autumn tasting online.

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Vinpro: “Still a long road to recovery”

Published:  17 August, 2020

Vinpro has “acknowledged” the announcement it can resume local trade and distribution of alcohol under alert level 2 from midnight 17 August 2020, but said the industry still has “a long road to recovery”.

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Double dip charitable initiative from Ellis Wines

Published:  31 July, 2020

Ellis Wines is to donate £1 to UK-based charity Hospitality Action against every six bottles sale from five of the family-owned South African estates in its portfolio.

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Waitrose Supports South African Wine Industry

Published:  29 July, 2020

Waitrose is offering a specially curated case of South African wines at 25% off in a bid to help support the beleaguered Cape wine industry. 

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South African government retracts tweet over alcohol ban

Published:  22 July, 2020

The South African government has attempted to clarify confusion over a tweet from its official Twitter account that said the ban on the sale of alcohol would remain in place throughout the lockdown period.

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Equality in the SA wine industry takes leap forward

Published:  20 July, 2020

Equality in the South African wine industry has taken a leap forward with 94 students from disadvantaged backgrounds having passed their exams to become qualified sommeliers.

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Woes mount as SA wine industry reacts to second drinking ban

Published:  14 July, 2020

South Africa’s already hard-pressed wine industry has greeted the renewed ban on alcohol sales with dismay, with Vinpro describing the government-imposed clamp down as a “devastating blow”.

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Further blow to SA as another ban on alcohol is introduced

Published:  13 July, 2020

South Africa has banned alcohol sales again as part of a set of new restrictions to combat Covid-19. 

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CapeWine 2021 postponed

Published:  15 June, 2020

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has announced that CapeWine has been moved from its planned slot in September 2021 to October 2022.

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WoSA launches ‘Spectacular South Africa’ campaign

Published:  13 May, 2020

As Cape wine exports pick up post the ban in April, Wines of South Africa (WoSA) is launching a new campaign on social media to promote “Spectacular South Africa”.

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Q&A: Bruce Jack, The Drift Estate, Bruce Jack Wines, La Bascula

Published:  12 May, 2020

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the irrepressible Bruce Jack for the lowdown on life during the Covid crisis and publishing his own magazine.

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Enotria & Coe launches weekly online tastings

Published:  06 May, 2020

Enotria & Coe is to host a weekly programme of live online tastings through lockdown period using the company’s Instagram channel.

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Volumes up in "exceptional" South African harvest

Published:  05 May, 2020

South Africa’s 2020 harvest is up 8.2% on the previous year, according to the Vinpro harvest report released today.

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South African wine exports set to resume

Published:  29 April, 2020

The South African government has announced that the ban on exports of wine imposed during lockdown will be lifted from the end of this week as the country eases its measures. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of South Africa

Published:  23 April, 2020

In the fifth of our series on responses by the generics to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Jo Wehring, gin aficionado and UK market manager, WoSA.

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South Africa makes U-turn and bans wine exports

Published:  17 April, 2020

The South African government has banned exports of wine and spirits during lockdown.

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Freixenet aims to boost UK sales of South African wine with 'charity' range

Published:  08 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick is gearing up to introduce a new range of wine as part of a partnership with South African charity Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary (CFW).  

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Cape open for business with wine export go-ahead during SA lockdown

Published:  08 April, 2020

South Africa’s wine industry breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as permission was granted for wine to be included in allowable fresh produce products for export.

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