Wine news


Shipwreck Shiraz

On 1st December 2010, off the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse at the tip of Africa, Hidden Valley dropped a French Oak barrel of Shiraz wine into the sea. After 15 months of “Marine Maturation” in the infamous Cape of Storms sea, at a depth of 12,5 meters, the barrel was retrieved and brought home to Hidden […]


Cape Wine Academy launches in London

Founded in 1979, the Cape Wine Academy is recognised as the official wine education and training institution in South Africa. Now a passionate South African is bringing it to London.   The Cape Wine Academy (CWA) is a bona fide South African institution with diplomas and all, and now it’s coming […]


SA wine and whisky trade war averted

CAPE TOWN – South Africa and the UK have kissed and made up before a verbal tit for tat escalated into a genuine trade war over the vexed issue of SA’s growing bulk wine exports to the UK. “This is a fraught issue and I do understand why this matter […]