South African drinks giant, KWV, has unveiled what is probably the Rainbow Nation’s first wine made from what is regarded as a Chilean grape variety, Carménère.

New KWV chief winemaker

09 September, 2016

KWV, the large South African wine and brandy producer, has announced the appointment of Wim Truter as its new chief winemaker.

Brandy Snaps

10 January, 2014

Brandy, outside of the classic Cognac, Armagnac and calvados sectors, is a huge, diverse category comprising mainly national brands. Christian Davis provides the picture

South Africa: The KWV board has announced that CEO Thys Loubser (pictured) has resigned as company CEO with immediate effect.

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Dirty cocktail names: Is it the end?

There are lies, damn lies, statistics – and then there are statistics about cocktails. It emerged recently that a UK firm named Travel Republic surveyed punters, and apparently 29% of them disapprove of sexually suggestive cocktail names.

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