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The South African wine industry is known for its dynamic and innovative approach as well as its top notch wines and young, creative winemakers.

The industry is progressing and changing at speed, as South Africa is increasingly recognised for premium wines and world-class wine tourism. Read all the latest news from Wines of South Africa...

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Hangingditch Winefair Ten

By Admin | 1 October 2017

We are delighted to announce that we'll be joining the line-up for #hdwf10 ~ with the UK being the leading market for South African wine exports we are really looking forward to sharing our diverse wines with you at the splendid Manchester Cathedral this October.

hangingditch winefair ten

Friday 27th October: 6pm-9.30pm

Saturday 28th October: 1pm-3.30pm (day session)
5pm-8.30pm (evening session)

Click this link for more info and tickets >>

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'Care to Taste' - Starfish annual wine tasting

By Admin | 1 October 2017

The 'Care to Taste' Starfish annual wine tasting will be taking place on Thursday 2rd November at 6pm, hosted by Investec.

This very popular annual wine tasting in the heart of the City is back to help ease you into autumn. The event is sure to sell out and will feature a guided tasting, followed by a competitive quiz and chance to win a magnum of Champagne. You will enjoy sparkling wine on arrival and an incredible selection of 12 tasting wines from around the world which will be accompanied by delicious cheese boards.

Money raised on the night will go towards providing healthcare to vulnerable children in rural communities in South Africa. Tickets are available from £30 each or £25 each for a group of 4 and can be booked by clicking the link below.

Venue: Investec, 2 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7QP

Buy your tickets here. 

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33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeds expectations

By Admin | 1 October 2017

Diversity and innovative winemaking reaped rich rewards at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,2 million and a new record price for a case of wine.

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From Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode

On a recent trip to South Africa, I was treated to a remarkable, one-off tasting. It was of Mèthode Cap Classique (MCC), which is the South African name for bottle-fermented sparkling wines. Canadian wine journalist Treve Ring, who I was travelling with, has a keen interest in sparkling wine, as do I, and so we were thrilled when WOSA managed to get word out that we wanted to do a serious, in-depth deep-dive into MCC, to see how things are going with sparkling wines here.

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In Susan's glass

I fell in love with South Africa and the wines a few years ago. The recent MasterChef UK final took me right back to a holiday I had there. They went to the same Game Reserve that we stayed at and we also went to Reuben Riffel's restaurant in Franschhoek the night before my friends wedding - it was great to see Reuben as a guest judge too! Watching that episode seemed like the perfect excuse to open this beautiful bottle of Semillon from Boekenhoutskloof. What a delicious wine! 

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