Monthly Archives: September 2008


Didier Dagueneau dies

Didier Dagueneau, one of the greatest Sauvignon Blanc producers in the world, has died in a flying accident at the age of 52. Dubbed ‘one of the greatest winemakers of our generation’ by renowned consultant Denis Dubourdieu, Dagueneau was known worldwide as an outspoken and brilliant winemaker. Unlike many winemakers […]


Building Brand Recognition

In March this year I wrote an article about the 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards and highlighted the importance of winning as it relates to brand recognition. The recent announcement of the DWWA International Trophy winners point to SA success again, this time with a total of six winners covering […]