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Jan 28 2013

decanter.com: South African harvest ‚all calm‘, report wineries

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by Adam Lechmere – South African wineries continue to insist the farmworkers‘ strikes have nothing to do with them, despite repeated union calls for further strikes and boycotts.

Robertson

‚Calm‘: Robertson Winery
South Africa’s biggest union, Cosatu, has warned the strikes in the agricultural sector over pay and conditions, which flared up before and after Christmas causing three deaths, could ignite again as some farms had sacked striking workers.

The strikes have so far centred on fruit farms and table grape farms, but they ‘have everything to do with the wine sector,’ Nosey Pieterse, secretary general of the Black Workers‘ Agricultural Sector Union (Bawusa), toldDecanter.com.

Pieterse, who claims 10,000 members for Bawusa of which 20-30% are wine workers, has called for an international boycott of South African fruit and wine, as have other prominent leader, including ANC representatives. Pieterse said he had research which pointed to unrest and dissatisfaction on 65 farms producing wine grapes.

‘These strikes have everything to do with wine,’ he said. ‘The point is, what are the conditions for wine workers, how much are they earning, how much are they paying for transport, how much are they paying for electricity?’ Continue reading „decanter.com: South African harvest ‚all calm‘, report wineries“


Jan 28 2013

Roadshow Consorzio Vino Chianti

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Zürich: 18. März im Hotel Baur au Lac     /     München: 19. März im Hotel Bayerischer Hof

Das Consorzio Vino Chianti präsentiert am 18. März in Zürich und am 19. März in München eines der beliebtesten Weine in der Welt: den Chianti.!

Charakter, Körper, Aromen, die von den unterschiedlichen Böden, Höhenlagen und Klimazonen hervorgebracht werden, bestimmen die Einzigartigkeit des Rotweins, der im Wesentlichen aus Sangiovese besteht.

Das Consorzio Vino Chianti wurde 1927 von einer kleinen Gruppe gegründet und zählt heute mehr als 2.500 Mitglieder. Chianti mit der kontrollierten und garantierten Ursprungsbezeichnung DOCG stammt aus den Regionen Arezzo, Florenz, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato und Siena. Die Anbaufläche des Chianti DOCG liegt bei circa 10.500 ha und rund 600.000 hl werden von ihm abgefüllt.

Das Programm Continue reading „Roadshow Consorzio Vino Chianti“