General News

"A unique party in a unique city" is the vow made in the programme prepared by the council and which this year will take myriad forms, interweaving the tradition of this ancient festa and its folk references with new and surprising forms of entertainment and involvement in the public space. 

On May 31st took place the inauguration of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, an world wine center dedicated to the culture of wine... It just opened to public opening on June 1st!

A positive trend in the Cape winelands has been a shift towards a ‘farm to table’ ethos, with properties such as Babylonstoren, La Motte, Oak Valley, Spier and Waterkloof having paved the way for others to follow.

On April 8, the Rioja Regulatory Council rated the 2015 vintage in the Rioja DOCa ‘very good’ following tastings and chemical analyses of over 4,454 samples taken directly from vats at Rioja wineries.

Rioja's newly certified Wine Educators from Germany, China, Mexico, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Russia and Sweden will spread their knowledge to consumers and the trade in their home markets-

The competition is open to any Cape Town / Cape Winelands winery that believes it excels in their offering in one or more of the seven categories.

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia and home of the National Wine Centre and the country’s major industry representative and research organizations, has accepted the Great Wine Capitals Global Network’s invitation to become the network’s ninth member...

Great Wine Capitals will attend the IWINETC Wine Tourism Conference and Workshop, from 4 to 7 April 2016, together with the endorsed travel agencies to Spain and Portugal: ROMOTUR and VINITUR.

A little more than a decade ago, a conservation partnership was established with the wine industry to reduce farming impact and proactively ensure suitable expansion in this region by joining hands with wine producers as the private landowners to assist them to increase the private footprint of protection for all critically endangered natural habitats in our winelands.  This resulted in the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI) being established in 2004.

Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, which opened in September 2015, has been awarded a one-star rating in the Michelin Guide for France 2016, just four months after opening.
Located in Bordeaux, on the first floor of the five-star InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hôtel, Le Pressoir d’Argent offers a gastronomic experience with a menu that features the highest quality locally-sourced produce.

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