Cape Town - This year is the most challenging the South African wine industry has ever faced, according to Francois Viljoen, head of viticulture and soil science at VinPro. Viljoen expects 2018 will bring one of the smallest crops in more than a decade, mainly due to the impact of the prevailing drought in the Western Cape. He pointed out that the wine industry in Europe and California in the US was also impacted by weather conditions.
Cape Town - Major shifts in the wine industry over the past 12 years include gender equity in terms of wine drinkers, according to Lulie Halstead, co-founder and CEO of Wine Intelligence. She was one of the guest speakers at the annual Nedbank VinPro information day for the wine industry in Cape Town this week. In most established markets about 50% of the wine drinking population now consist of women, she said. In 2010 two thirds of wine drinkers were men compared to 50% now.
Cape Town - As dramatic as state capture is, the SA story of how civil society pushed back is even more dramatic, political analyst Max du Preez said on Thursday. "This is not the kind of thing you will see in other young democracies," he said as a guest speaker at the annual Nedbank VinPro Information Day for the wine industry. "For this country of ours, which US President Donald Trump calls 'South Shithole', the pendulum is swinging back.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".