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5 Michelangelo awards for Overhex

The annual Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards gives South African wines the opportunity of being judged by an international panel of wine experts. Overhex Wines International is pleased to announce that at the recent 2014 judging we were awarded one gold and four silver medals.
22 September 2014
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Renovated tasting room leads in new wine era at Avontuur

Substantial renovations over a two month period resulted in a brand-new, enlarged and modernised tasting room at this wine estate, owned by the Taberer family. The winery falls within the highly regarded Stellenbosch region, and is right next to the R44, against the Helderberg mountain overlooking False Bay and Cape Point.
22 September 2014
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Grande Provence Pinot Noir - a sublime summer red

Treat yourself to the sun soaked flavours of Grande Provence Pinot Noir 2013 this summer. Served slightly chilled, this new release made from 100% Franschhoek grapes, teems with luscious red berry fruit making it an idyllic summer wine.
22 September 2014
Grande Provence
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Get adventurous this spring with OBiKWA Pinotage Rosé

Reward your adventurous spirit with OBiKWA Pinotage Rosé, the refreshing spring quaffer in this range of quality, pocket friendly wines with a different variety for every day of the week.
22 September 2014
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Two awards for Mellasat refreshing Rosé

We are very proud to announce that our Dekker's Valley Shiraz Rosé 2013 received a bronze medal at the Global Masters Rosé 2014. Then, back in SA, the same wine recently won a Gold at the Gold Wine Awards. The Gold Wine Awards are a measure of good value as well as quality, as all entries must be under R70 per bottle at retail value.
22 September 2014
Mellasat Vineyards
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New Wine Industry Direct to Customer Research

Direct to Customer Benchmarking 2014 Survey is now underway. The survey is designed to measure this most profitable path to market for wine producers.
22 September 2014
Peter McAtamney
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Lingerie Lovelies Lure Drinkers to Austrian Wine

Austrian winemakers are testing the old theory that sex sells.
22 September 2014
Claire Adamson, wine-searcher
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Is there a North/South divide in the SA wine world?

According to Miguel Chan, group sommelier of Tsogo Sun Hotels, 50% of all money spent on wine throughout the entire group is spent within a 5km radius of Sandton.
22 September 2014
Cathy Marston
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Wine producer adopts carbon neutral cork

Azienda Agricola Ciccio Zaccagnini has become the first wine producer importing into Australia to adopt wholesale use of the Nomacorc carbon neutral Select Bio closure.
16 September 2014
Cork Supply Group
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