Wine & Wineries

Overwhelming majority of Wine Industry on board for Cape Wine 2012

Cape Wine 2012

Cape Wine, hosted by Wines of South Africa (WOSA), is back after four years with a significant commitment from producers keen to showcase the major advances in local winemaking to the international trade fraternity of wine buyers, restaurateurs, sommeliers and media. The three-day trade exhibition, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from September 25 to 27, has already drawn strong support from two-thirds of the country’s winemakers, including the major corporates, independents and artisanal producers who have confirmed their participation. According to WOSA CEO Su Birch delegates will be coming from across Europe, the UK, North America, as well as Africa, Latin America, Hong Kong, China and                  

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2 SA women listed among world’s top wine personalities

Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa

  Two South African women have been shortlisted on a leading international research company's line-up of the world's most influential figures in wine over the last decade. British-based Wine Intelligence has included Su Birch, CEO of Wines of South Africa, and Lynne Sherriff MW, who chairs the Institute of Masters of Wine, based in London, in its list of 30 top wine figures. Others on the list include prominent names such as Robert Parker, behind Wine Advocate; Wine Library blogger Gary Vaynerchuck, John Casella of Casella Wines, famous French winemaker Michel Rolland, Miguel Torres of prominent Spanish company Bodegas Miguel Torres, and Eduardo Guilisasti, of Chilean company Vina Concha y Toro. The judges felt