Monthly Archives: June 2008

Methoxy what?

Wine will always be a fascinating subject to experience and once you delve into the chemical composition of the living substance you quickly learn that there are various ways the wine might have been made. It is at this point that you often go quiet and begin to realise how […]

Durbanville Boutique Winemakers Association

A large number of small-scale wine producers of Durbanville recently joined forces to introduce their boutique wines to the public through the creation of the Durbanville Boutique Winemakers Association (DBWA).Karin de Villiers was elected chairperson with Henk Rossouw as treasurer and Natasha Diedericks as secretary. The aim of the DBWA […]

Grapes of Origin

The prevailing wine classification system in South Africa that defines areas of production is the Wine of Origin Scheme(W.O), established in 1973,  which demarcates production units as Regions, Districts, Wards and Geographical Units, the latter coming into effect on 2 April 1993. The legislation that introduced the W.O. scheme was aimed […]

Dirty Hands Wine Marketing Course

UCT Graduate School will be running the Dirty Hands: A Practical Approach to Wine Marketing course from 24 – 26 June 2008.  The course is aimed at owners of wineries, marketing experts and anyone passionate about wine and wishing to learn more. Programme Summary South African wine marketers can change their […]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show winners

The results of the 2008 Old Mututal Trophy Wine Show are listed below. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Nederburg Wines Old Mutual Trophy for Best Red Wine Overall Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2006 Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall Zonnebloem Limited Edition Semillon 2007 Old Mutual Trophy […]