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Stellenbosch Wine Farm sold to Foreign Investor

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South Africa overtakes France with British Wine Drinkers!

For the first time, the British are drinking more South African wine than French, the latest figures show. Sales of South African wine grew 20% by volume to 12.27m cases in the 12-month period ending 23 January this year, according to AC Nielsen.

This is compared to a 12% decline in French wine sales to 12.26m cases.

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The pleasure of drinking Pinotage!

Someone once said to me…..
The most important reason to drink Pinotage is because it is enjoyable. Another is that it is red.
Somebody once said that the first duty of wine is to be red. That it has health benefits when consumed in moderation is a bonus. Study after study has shown that the moderate consumption . . . → Read More: The pleasure of drinking Pinotage!

South African Wine more popular than French in the UK!

For centuries if Britons drank wine the chances were it was French….. but now it seems things are a changing! The British are now drinking more wine from Australia, USA, Italy and SOUTH AFRICA! South African wines are going from strength to strength in the UK market and have now claimed the fourth spot.

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South African Wine Industry turns 350 years old!!

SOUTH AFRICA: A NEW WORLD PRODUCER WITH A 350-YEAR HISTORY

Although South Africa is counted amongst the New World’s wine producers, the first grapes were pressed for wine at the Cape, nearly 350 years ago, in 1659 under Jan van Riebeeck. He had come to the Cape in 1652 to establish a settlement on behalf of . . . → Read More: South African Wine Industry turns 350 years old!!