The World’s Most Expensive Cognacs

31 October 2018 – Rich, lush and the color of old gold, nothing quite says money like a bottle of Cognac. Read more…


World trends: which varieties and countries are most in demand

29 October 2018 – Which country’s wines feature most prominently on global wine lists, what varietals are most in demand, and what trends are likely to emerge in the next two years? Read more…


SA signs wine labelling protocol

23 October 2018 – The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Senzeni Zokwana, has signed protocol on labelling wine. Read more…


Organic, natural, biodynamic… What next for wine?

22 October 2018 – Wine has been popular for centuries: but as consumers becoming increasingly concerned about sustainability there’s huge potential for niche categories – such as organic, natural and biodynamic – to grow. BeverageDaily puts the spotlight on the trends the industry will be seeing more of in the coming years. Read more…


What to look for in South Africa

10 October 2018 – Anyone with even a passing interest in wine not interested in looking at what South Africa is producing today needs their head examined. Read more…


Boosting 2019 wine grape crop by applying best practices

2 October 2018 – Presenters during the recent Winetech Vinpro Information Days noted that wine grape producers can utilise new technology and research to prepare their vines properly for the 2019 harvest following one of the harshest droughts in nearly a century. Read more…


Who’s snapping up SA’s bargain wine farms?

28 September 2018 – Land expropriation jitters and drought would seem to have done little to dampen offshore investor appetite for trophy vineyards in SA. At least three local wine farms have been sold to international buyers so far this year at prices of more than R80m each. Read more…


Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

20 September 2018 – Product name protection is not a minor issue. Portuguese port wine producers, just like the makers of French Champagne, Greek feta cheese or Italy’s Parma ham, the EU’s name-protection laws help ensure their livelihood by shielding them from industrial-scale, lower-cost copycats. Read more…


France still reigns supreme in wine portfolios

20 September 2018 – The study showed that 64% of those surveyed said that France is the most successful country of origin in terms of image. Read more…


Old vines take centre stage at CapeWine2018

18 September 2018 – Membership of the OVP has grown by leaps and bounds from 10 members late last year, to over 40 as it currently stands, including a number of cooperative producers, with over 80% of old-vine wines represented within these systems. Read more…