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With exhibition space for South Africa’s triennial wine trade showcase completely sold out, CapeWine 2018 is set to yet again raise the bar as South African wine producers ready themselves for the international trade and media gaze when Wines of South Africa (WoSA) welcomes them...

The Amorim Re-corking team, which has since last year been breathing new life into vintage Cape wines, rolled into Klein Constantia last week to put new corks into one of South Africa’s most famous wine brands. Vin de Constance, made in the style of the...

Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 20 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition dedicated exclusively to honouring Cap Classique wines. Amorim Cork SA, which is sponsoring the event for the 17th consecutive year, is the convenor of this unique wine competition in conjunction with the Cap Classique Producers Association.

The 25th Concours Mondial, the world’s largest travelling wine show, was held from May 10 to 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. And although the venue for this illustrious event may change every year, one aspect that remains the same is that the majority of the...

From the Drinks Business Launched at Vinexpo Bordeaux five years ago, the Helix has been adopted by Anthonij Rupert to seal its ‘Protea’ wine range. The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are available to buy from BBR both online and in-store, while the Protea Shiraz is currently being...

One of the greatest resurgences in the wine world’s recent history is that of Madeira. Long relegated to the lower shelves as an aide for cooking and cheerful sweet quaffing, the fortified wines from this island off the coast of Portugal have lately undergone a renaissance. The revival of Madeira wine has been spectacular as its unique structure, complexity and diverse flavour profiles beguiles wine-lovers and critics around the world.
The whackiest event in the South African wine landscape has to be the annual Barrels & Beards Festival held by the small but spirited Bot River Wine Route. Annually a group of wine makers make a vow of not shaving during the harvest, at the end of which they host a beard competition and gigantic slap-up party to celebrate the ending of the grape crush, the beautiful beards and the simple joys of being a member of the wine community in this charming rural enclave.
Lights….camera…..action….and cork. With the highly anticipated movie Tomb Raider having hit the screens to international acclaim, it is worth noting that cork took on one of the minor roles.
From left: Sydney Mello, Joaquim Sá and Morgan Steyn. As a partner to the South African wine industry, Amorim is committed to initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for previously disadvantaged persons in an industry that has all the potential of becoming the jewel in South Africa’s crown. “South Africa is making the best wines in its history,” says Joaquim Sá, CEO of Amorim SA. “And it is important that the country also develops and nurtures the best human resources to take the industry forward in achieving its potential.”