Vinimark | Vinitrends | Unpacking The SOUTH AFRICA WINE NPC How It Will Benefit Our Wine Producers

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This is where we share insights and opinions of wine producers, brand owners, members of the trade and industry experts so we can collectively navigate the future and lead our industry to success.

The Changing Face of Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa

While some may see Sauvignon Blanc as nothing more remarkable than a favourite poolside quaffer, enthusiasts have long recognised it as a cultivar of exceptional depth and complexity. Whatever your take on the matter, there’s no denying its unparalleled popularity. Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s most sold cultivar by the litre and according to the South Africa Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS), it more than doubled its domestic sales from 2009 to 2019.

Oct 26, 2021


South Africa’s Wine Heritage

We recently gathered a panel of local and international thought leaders to unpack the complex concept of South African wine heritage for the latest edition of our Vinimark Webinar series.

Sep 23, 2021


The Changing Face of Port-style Wines in South Africa

For the longest time, Port-style wines have found themselves playing on the side-lines, relegated to the realms of a quaint cold-weather indulgence mostly enjoyed by – or in the company of – senior friends and family members. However, as fresh serving styles draw in a new generation, Port-style wines are enjoying something of a resurgence both locally and abroad.

Aug 26, 2021


Unpacking the women-shaped gaps in wine with Felicity Carter

Over the past decade or two, various studies have shown that women’s olfactory abilities are far superior to those of men. Among other things, it has been proven that women have 50% more brain activity when processing smells, and that they are also more sensitive to new odours and fragrances.

Aug 20, 2021


On-trade in South Africa: Adapting to COVID-19 Consumer Behaviour

Over the last year, restaurants, tasting rooms and wine bars have faced the unprecedented challenge of trying to stay afloat in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and severe lockdown measures that followed. While most have done everything they can to embrace the online space, the fact remains that these businesses still need to be profitable in the realms of brick and mortar.

Jul 01, 2021



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