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SA wine exports reach record volumes on bumper harvest
SA wine exports reach record volumes on bumper harvest
South African wine exports climbed to a record last year as countries including the UK and Germany increased orders.
The pig farmer behind the Western Cape farm strikes
The pig farmer behind the Western Cape farm strikes
One name consistently comes up when conversations in the Western Cape turn to speculation about who is driving farm protests: Nosey Pieterse.
Platter high-fives to diverse vineyards
Platter high-fives to diverse vineyards
Although the 2012 ­Platter's Wine Guide will be released only next month, the winners of its top ratings were announced this week at the...
Dynamism doesn't end at Swartland
Dynamism doesn't end at Swartland
Which are the most exciting wine areas of the Cape? I've been pondering the alternatives as I increasingly hear murmurs of discontent of too much...
Keeping sweet with the rich
Keeping sweet with the rich
In the good old bad old days of the 1980s, the Cape Independent Winemakers' Guild was all about modest (but ambitious) practitioners learning and...
Red, white -- and black
Red, white -- and black
It's a wine-tasting like no other I've experienced.
Poor yields from grapes of wrath
Poor yields from grapes of wrath
It's been threatening for a long time: a report from a responsible international body replete with accusations of shocking farmworker conditions in...
Golfers scrum down on unfamiliar terrain
Golfers scrum down on unfamiliar terrain
Not being a rugby fan, I'm unsure of what is required of devotees -- I have only a vague and probably libellous idea it involves throwing naartjie...
Fruit of a poisoned vine
Fruit of a poisoned vine
A damning Human Rights Watch (HRW)...
Charm obscures need for change
Charm obscures need for change
It's perhaps dangerous to visit a wine farm such as Annandale -- it's all too easy to forget the urgent need for all sorts of change in the South...
Slaving away
Slaving away
Grape: Stories of the Vineyards in South Africa by Jeanne Viall, Wilmot James and Jakes Gerwel (Tafelberg)

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