Yearly Archives: 2010

SA wine shoots a birdie

Screaming Eagle is a tiny, cult winery in California’s Napa Valley and produces arguably the most sought-after wine in the US. In a coup for the SA wine industry, its winemaker, Andy Erickson, is set to lead the winemaking team at Mulderbosch Vineyards in Stellenbosch from 2011. This follows the […]

Garden Route wine news

As a regular visitor to Plettenberg Bay, I have been watching the development and growth of various wine farms from a distance.  This is not because I have doubted that they will succeed, but rather because I love nothing better than visiting, examining the vines in the soil and then tasting […]

WO Districts

Featherbed Nature Reserve

The Featherbed Nature Reserve located on the western head in Knysna offers visitors unspoilt views of the river mouth, Thesen and Leisure islands and the Outeniqua mountain range. Tours depart daily from 10h00 and 12h00 and includes a buffet lunch. For those wanting a shorter tour experience, the afternoon tour […]

Free vineyards in Margaret River

FOR a limited time only, buyers can pick up a vineyard in the Margaret River free. The decline in value of wine ­assets in the millionaires’ playground of Western Australia has been so great that some vineyards lost all of their value, after being priced at $60,000 to $70,000 a […]

Experts want alcohol prices to rise

Research that ranks Australians among the world’s worst abusers of alcohol is more proof of the need for alcohol tax reform and price increases, experts say. Professor Paul Haber, medical director of Drug Health Services for the Sydney South-West Area Health Service, said introducing a volumetric tax would help to […]

RMB WineX Cape Town 2010

RMB WineX Cape Town will open at the CTICC on 19 August as a completely different show. After seven years as the largest and most important premium consumer wine event in the Western Cape, RMB WineX will be raising an already elevated bar. Aiming for quality rather than quantity, the organisers […]

Glasses High Res