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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cape expectations: Best-value South African wines

There’s probably nowhere else in the wine world that delivers as much bang for the buck as South Africa – particularly once you move a little upmarket

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 special: New make spirit

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this special episode, deputy editor Millie Milliken delves into the world of new make spirit.

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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.

News |  Wine

Cape expectations: Best-value South African wines

There’s probably nowhere else in the wine world that delivers as much bang for the buck as South Africa – particularly once you move a little upmarket

News |  Wine

Star winemakers: Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa

From Didier Dagueneau to Eben Sadie, every generation has its standout winemakers. We asked a team of experts to pick the stars of tomorrow – making wines you can afford today. Lukas Van Loggerenberg was suggested by Christian Eedes, editor of winemag.co.za

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The great Chenin mystery: Why is South African Chenin Blanc underappreciated?

It has been in South Africa for centuries, and has versatility and value for money to burn.

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Wine myths, part II: A wine has to be ageworthy to be special

In this series on wine myths, Darren Smith sets out to debunk some commonly held assumptions about wine and its production…The growing trend towards l

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Eben Sadie tops poll to be voted number one in South African winemaking industry

Winemaker Eben Sadie has further cemented his place at the pinnacle of South Africa’s wine world, with Sadie Family Wines coming out top in the latest

News |  Wine

Star winemakers: Lukas Van Loggerenberg, Stellenbosch, South Africa

From Didier Dagueneau to Eben Sadie, every generation has its standout winemakers. We asked a team of experts to pick the stars of tomorrow – making wines you can afford today. Lukas Van Loggerenberg was suggested by Christian Eedes, editor of winemag.co.za

News |  Wine

The great Chenin mystery: Why is South African Chenin Blanc underappreciated?

It has been in South Africa for centuries, and has versatility and value for money to burn.

News |  Wine

Wine myths, part II: A wine has to be ageworthy to be special

In this series on wine myths, Darren Smith sets out to debunk some commonly held assumptions about wine and its production…The growing trend towards l

News |  Wine

Eben Sadie tops poll to be voted number one in South African winemaking industry

Winemaker Eben Sadie has further cemented his place at the pinnacle of South Africa’s wine world, with Sadie Family Wines coming out top in the latest