Latest South African wine Stories

2011-05-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For every one acre planted to vineyards in South Africa, the growers now have 1,27 acres on the farms and estates in conservation status. These are the latest figures released by the World Wildlife Fund's Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, a pioneering partnership between the South African wine industry and the conservation sector. The 314,500 acres under conservation are being restored to the indigenous vegetation, and as this process happens, growers...

2011-05-06 07:00:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- South Africa officially launched its new sustainability seal on wine bottles in the USA on April 21 at one of New York's most visible venues and events: Earth Day New York at Grand Central Station, a major indoor fair celebrating Earth Day and promoting environmental awareness and solutions. The new seal is explained in an animated video, available to view and download at http://www.wosa.co.za/video_new_seal.php, or on You Tube at...

2010-06-29 15:00:00

CINCINNATI, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Multi-Color Corporation ("MCC") is pleased to announce an important step in the global expansion of its "Collotype" Wine & Spirit Label division with the addition of leading European wine, spirit & olive oil specialist, Guidotti CentroStampa SPA, based in Tuscany, Italy. MCC has entered into a binding agreement to acquire 100% ownership of the Italian-based company for a purchase price of approximately Euro 50.5 million, with...

2009-07-09 11:50:00

Wine from France, once tops among the population of Britain, now trails wines from four other countries, sales figures show. The Daily Telegraph said Thursday sales figures from the quarter ending in mid-June show French wines were outsold by wines from South Africa, Italy, Australia and the United States. During that time period, 2.8 million cases of French wine were sold throughout Britain. But South African wines narrowly edged out their French counterparts with 2.9 million cases sold....

2005-08-29 07:20:14

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Soweto, once famous for bitter anti-apartheid violence, launches its first annual wine festival this week as South Africa's wine industry seeks to cultivate a new breed of black wine connoisseur. "Wine is discerning, aspirational, sophisticated," Thami Xaba, one of the organizers of the September 2-4 festival, told journalists on Monday. "Black people now are enlightened. People are educated. We have to dispel the myth that people don't like...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).