South Africa news

News |  Spirits & Cocktails

South African gin Inverroche hits UK market

Boutique Bar Brands will be distributing the gins from this month (October).

News |  Wine

South African Sparkling Mead hits UK

Van Hunks Brut and Brut Rosé meads are made with just three ingredients: honey, yeast and water.

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The Copper Crew's inaugural canned wines

Launched earlier this summer, The Copper Crew's two canned wines are a Chenin Blanc and a rosé blend from South Africa.

News |  Wine

Journey’s End launches foundation

The South African winery aims to tackle hunger and extreme poverty in the wake of Covid-19.

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Why South Africa’s wine farms are on their knees

With the ongoing curfew and ban on alcohol sales, the South African wine industry is experiencing seriously challenging times. Malu Lambert offers an on-the-ground report.

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South African wine exports to resume as of tomorrow

The South African government has announced yesterday evening that all wine exports may resume as of tomorrow, 1 May 2020.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier and front of house manager at the Codfather, Johannesburg, to talk lockdown, starting from the bottom, and black somms in South Africa.

News |  Wine

South African wineries able to export again

South Africa's government has revoked its ban on wine exports, originally put in place to tackle the spread of covid-19.

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

News |  Wine

Why South Africa’s wine farms are on their knees

With the ongoing curfew and ban on alcohol sales, the South African wine industry is experiencing seriously challenging times. Malu Lambert offers an on-the-ground report.

News |  Wine

South African wine exports to resume as of tomorrow

The South African government has announced yesterday evening that all wine exports may resume as of tomorrow, 1 May 2020.

News |  Wine

On lockdown: Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier

We virtually caught up with Bongani Ngwenya, sommelier and front of house manager at the Codfather, Johannesburg, to talk lockdown, starting from the bottom, and black somms in South Africa.

News |  Wine

South African wineries able to export again

South Africa's government has revoked its ban on wine exports, originally put in place to tackle the spread of covid-19.

News |  Wine

South Africa 2020 vintage set to yield 'exceptional wines'

Wines of South Africa claims that this year's crop is likely to turn into remarkable wines.

News |  Wine

Alex Milner: The Cinsault whisperer

His love for Cinsault is unconditional. He empathises with it like no other winemaker does. He's the Cinsault whisperer.

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Four decades of Vin de Constance with head winemaker Matthew Day

Head winemaker Matthew Day flew in from South Africa to showcase the ageing potential of Vin de Constance.

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Hamish Anderson: 'South Africa is producing thrilling wine at prices few can match'

In the most eventful tasting season of the year, there’s one country getting some serious airtime: South Africa, says Hamish Anderson.

News |  Wine

South Africa 2020 vintage set to yield 'exceptional wines'

Wines of South Africa claims that this year's crop is likely to turn into remarkable wines.

News |  Wine

Alex Milner: The Cinsault whisperer

His love for Cinsault is unconditional. He empathises with it like no other winemaker does. He's the Cinsault whisperer.

News |  Wine

Four decades of Vin de Constance with head winemaker Matthew Day

Head winemaker Matthew Day flew in from South Africa to showcase the ageing potential of Vin de Constance.

News |  Wine

Hamish Anderson: 'South Africa is producing thrilling wine at prices few can match'

In the most eventful tasting season of the year, there’s one country getting some serious airtime: South Africa, says Hamish Anderson.