Duncan Savage rides the waves

Chiefs of the week: South African winemakers who surf Video

20 Aug 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

Every  year they come to take the challenge. No not the South African wine awards, but the Vintners Surf Classic where some of the country’s best and most respected winemakers come together to ride the waves and pit their wits against each other to see who has the smartest surf board skiills.  

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South Africa's Kleine Zalze takes on new cellarmaster

18 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

South Africa’s Kleine Zalze has appointed Alastair Rimmer as its new cellarmaster, as the previous incumbent Johan Joubert steps down after 12 years in the job. Alastair Rimmer becomes cellarmaster at Kleine Zalze The Stellenbosch estate welcomes Rimmer, who has had extensive ...

Ross Sleet

Cape Legends Ross Sleet harks back through the years of South African wine

11 Aug 2014

View from the Cape: Ross Sleet, marketing director, Cape Legends, Stellenbosch, South Africa Nostalgia is in. Old is the new new. Mad Men aside, major brands around the globe have been tapping into this mega consumer trend for almost a decade. From the relaunch of Cadbury’s Wispa bar in 2008 to the re-emergence of decades-old fashion trends, everything your grandma loved is back and selling like hot ...

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Country reports: South Africa

Country reports: South Africa Subscription

15 Mar 2013 | Updated: 05 Jul 2013 | By Andrew Catchpole

To purchase the full report, priced £99 (ex-VAT), go to the Harpers Shop. This could well be South Africa’s year, so say its proponents and supporters in the UK trade. As do high-profile writers ranging from Tim Atkin MW to Neal Martin, both of whom have singled the country out as being the most exciting New World producer today - and they are not alone. There is a groundswell ...

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