Demand for South African wines from Europe, whch experienced a poor harvest in 2013, saw exports rise by 26%.
Nosey Pieterse says he is fully behind farmworkers who want to be liberated from their "shackles", writes Glynnis Underhill.
Although the 2012 Platter's Wine Guide will be released only next month, the winners of its top ratings were announced this week.
Which are the most exciting wine areas of the Cape? I increasingly hear murmurs of discontent of too much focus on the Swartland and on its wineries.
The wine industry seems to be pandering to a conservative, rich market that likes flashy stuff.
The beautiful Stellenbosch vineyards were once a bastion of apartheid but now a new breed of winemakers is making its unique mark.
It's been threatening for a long time: a report from a responsible international body replete with accusations of shocking farmworker conditions.
Combining sport and winemaking is not new. But does it work?
How will a damning Human Rights Watch report into the treatment of workers affect the local wine industry? We speak to wine columnist Tim James
It's perhaps dangerous to visit a wine farm such as Annandale -- it's all too easy to forget the urgent need for change in the SA wine industry.
The ugly side underpinning the wine industry is often too easily ignored.
Out of the great revolution in South African wine we've seen in the past few decades, something of a contradiction is emerging.
Fine wines outstripped gold, crude and the FTSE 100 as an investment last year as prices surged for top vintages.
Ten years ago red-blooded men like a red-blooded Cabernet, but the palette is now a whole lot broader, writes Tim James.
Changes are taking place in the traditionally white-dominated wine industry, albeit slowly.
The Obamas had a reservation for the night Democrats announced their candidate and the restaurant was looking for a wine that popped.
Workers who produce hundreds of thousands of bottles of wine are struggling to survive on wages of about R57 a day and are facing harsh conditions.
Wines from the Balkan country have been known more for quantity than quality, and Bulgaria now accounts for only 0,6% of world production.