SA wine harvest trends to look out for per region

22 January 2019 – According to the second wine grape harvest forecast by viticulturists and producer cellars, issued by the wine industry body SA Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS), the 2019 South African wine grape harvest is expected to be slightly larger than last year’s much smaller crop; due to vineyards still recovering from a three year drought, bad weather during fruit set in October and a continued decline in wine grape vineyards. Read more…


What’s really going on in SA wine

18 January 2019 – By Michael Fridjhon. Read more…


USA: Silicon Valley Bank Predicts Premium Wine Sales Growth Will Decline Again in 2019

18 January 2019 – Slowdown driven by retiring baby boomers and millennials’ delay in becoming wine drinkers. Read more…


Seven Ways Wine Will Change in 2019

9 January 2019 – This year promises similar contrasts, surprises, and the continuation of some of last year’s trends. Read more…


R300-Million merger puts Cape wine giant on track for long-term success

7 December 2018 – The Bonnievale Wines group and Wandsbeck Wines are to merge, creating a wine company with assets in excess of R300m. The amalgamation of the wineries in the Robertson region sees the formation of one of the Cape’s biggest wine producers, to be known as Bonnievale Wine Cellar (Pty) Ltd. Read more…


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…