Winemakers and science combine forces in Tasmanian project to find key to better bubbly

13 June 2018 – Scientists are researching ways to make tastier sparkling wines that matures faster and, as a happy by-product, are more cost-effective to produce. Read more…


The Sex Life of Wine Grapes

30 May 2018 – Cultivated vines are hermaphroditic (the reproductive organs of both sexes are simultaneously present). Thus, come spring, grapevines pollinate themselves. But only if the moment is right. Read more…


The rosé revolution

23 May 2018 – The days of dismissing rosé as a mere summer flirtation are over. As producers and consumers realise the depth of flavour and sheer quality of the wines on offer, the power of pink will only become stronger. Read more…


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…