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Bruce Jack: not climate change, dude…its all about the grass

7 December 2017

Bruce Jack: not climate change, dude…its all about the grass

“Forget climate change, dude, this is probably the biggest threat to the wine industry.” Well, it is according to leading South African winemaker, Bruce Jack. In the second in his monthly series,...

Bruce Jack on why markets like Denmark are big alternatives to the UK

7 December 2017

Bruce Jack on why markets like Denmark are big alternatives to the UK

In the first of a new series, subtly titled ‘The Bruce Juice’, showing what life is like on the road for winemakers looking to distribute their wines around the world, leading South African...

The Drift Farm Honoured with Prestigious innovation award in Canada

12 October 2017

The Drift Farm Honoured with Prestigious innovation award in Canada

The 22nd annual ‘Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’ (known as the NSLC) Festival of Wine took place in Atlantic, Canada at the end of last month. It is the largest event of its kind in the Atlantic...

Making a Difference at The Headstart Trust

5 June 2017

Making a Difference at The Headstart Trust

The late Elspeth Jack first moved from Cape Town to the Napier district twenty years ago. Elspeth’s keen interest in the local community and her desire to stimulate social upliftment left an...

First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Kick Starts His Career

4 June 2017

First Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Kick Starts His Career

The first graduate to complete the Cape Winemakers Guild Viticulture Protégé Programme has made his debut in the wine industry with a full-time position as viticulturist at Bartinney Wine Estate in...

PIWOSA: The Judgement of Lion City

23 May 2017

PIWOSA: The Judgement of Lion City

An initiative, similar to the ‘Judgement Of Paris,’ was held in Singapore to raise awareness on the ‘premiumisation’ of South African wines.
PIWOSA’s Asia Tour
PIWOSA is a congregation of...

South African Wines Stun Sommeliers in Asia

20 May 2017

South African Wines Stun Sommeliers in Asia

by Natalie Wang
Quality of South African wines was highlighted at a series of blind tasting competitions organised by Meiburg Wine Media in four Asian cities, pitting South African wines...

Love Letters to The Drift

14 February 2017

Love Letters to The Drift

The story of this farm romance begins, as some do, with a blind date.

As an employee at The Drift’s accountancy firm, Mariska’s mother had noticed a remarkable young farmer by the name of...

Time To Smell The Roses

13 December 2016

Time To Smell The Roses

My sister should have been a winemaker. Even beneath a new pillow slip, she could always smell which pillow was hers. And she refused to sleep on a pillow that had been slept on by anyone else in the...

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