Women considered more discerning tasters, finds study

14 May 2018 – A study at the Technical University of Madrid has added further weight to the theory that women are naturally better wine tasters than men. Read more…


First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

8 May 2018 – In recent years, there has been renewed research interest in the sensory characteristics of Chenin blanc within the broader context of other white wine varieties due to the economic importance of Chenin blanc for the local wine industry and export market. Read more…


Vititec showcases wines from new clones

20 April 2018 – Vititec tried and tested their latest wine grape clones during a tasting of 35 wines made on small scale. Read more…


Lower alcohol drinks ‘may not promote healthy drinking habits’, says study

9 February 2018 – A Cambridge University study says lower alcohol products appear to be marketed as an addition – not substitute – to regular strength products. However, the alcoholic beverage industry says low and no alcohol drinks give people the chance to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed without having to cut back on the number of drinks enjoyed. Read more…


South Africa’s Signature Wine Varietals

8 February 2018 – South African Chenin blanc may just be one of the world’s next great wine styles. Read more…


Top 5 wine predictions for 2018

11 January 2018 – There will be “major impacts” on the sector as it sees some big shifts in the production and consumption. Read more…


Wine trends for 2018: More cans, boxes and kegs, for starters

9 January 2018 – .Packaging. Unexpected wines. Natural wines. Urban wineries. Read more…

 


Field of dreams: 40 disease-resistant grapevine varieties planted in trial

27 December 2017 – The 20 white and 20 red varieties don’t have fancy names, they are just numbers. Read more…


The Complete Guide to Ice Wine

6 December 2017 – Given the climate and weather requirements, the top countries for natural ice wine production are Canada, Germany and Austria. Read more…


Making Waves: The Meteoric Rise Of MCC

30 October 2017 – The number of MCC producers in South Africa has grown from around 50 in the inaugural MCC Challenge in 2002 to 220 MCC producers today with some 300 MCC labels on the market. Read more…