Arab Today, arab today south african fortified wines to be deported
Last Updated : GMT 12:26:24
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

South African fortified wines to be de-ported

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today South African fortified wines to be de-ported

Calitzdorp - AFP

The quaint, mountain-ringed town on South Africa\'s longest wine route proudly claims to be the country\'s \"port capital\". But Calitzdorp is soon to lose its title. The word \"port\" will disappear from bottle labels by January 1 due to a European Union trade pact that it only applies to fortified wine from Portugal. \"From January 1, 2012, we won\'t be allowed to use the name \'port\' on the labels. But everything that has been bottled before next year can sell,\" said Carel Nel, president of the South African Port Producers\' Association. \"We are not happy with it, but what can we do?\" he said. \"We only produce 200,000 to 300,000 cases a year, against more than 10 million cases in Portugal.\" South Africa has produced port since the early 19th century with Calitzdorp\'s soils, hot summers and chilly winters particularly suitable for the Portuguese varietals. \"The soils here are similar to the ones found in the Douro valley, in Portugal,\" said his cousin Boets Nel, owner and winemaker at De Krans. \"We can really compete in the terms of quality with the best of Portugal.\" The ban came about in 2000 when the South African government agreed to stop using the word port -- and also \"sherry\" -- by 2012 for local sales. It has already been in place since 2002 for exports, which make up less than 15 percent of sales.Local producers are allowed to use the words \"Ruby\", \"Tawny\" and \"Vintage\", as in Portugal, to describe the types of wines which the EU has recognised as geographically exclusive names to South Africa if they follow the word \"Cape\". The fortified wines have long drawn visitors to Calitzdorp\'s tasting rooms on Route 62, which winds eastward from near Cape Town, with boutique producers alongside larger operations. Found in vintage traditional styles to coffee tinged offerings, port is such a dominant feature in the town that it is celebrated in an annual festival.We will do better\' \"What I heard is that the Portuguese said they would let us use the name if we gave them fishing rights (in South African waters). And the South African government did not agree,\" said producer Peter Bayly, whose vineyard is surrounded by a high electric fence to ward off baboons.The wine growers were meant to be helped with the conversion with 15 million euros ($20.6 million) from the Europeans. But Pretoria did not ratify a later agreement and not a penny has reached the vineyards. The South African government did not respond to requests for further information. However, the local port experts plan to continue to borrow the name for marketing, using \"port-like wine\" if necessary.\"As far as I know, the agreement with the EU is only about labelling. The whole thing is the packaging,\" said Boets Nel.\"The market will still call it port for a long time. It won\'t stop like that.\" And they are confident that the quality of their wines will withstand the loss of the \"port\" title, with the locally unique brands in place for around a decade. \"Our ports are so good, they are some of the best in the world,\" said Carel Nel who is the owner and winemaker at Boplaas and says South Africa\'s ports are 10 times better than the Portuguese in terms of value for money. \"In the long term, the names Cape Ruby, Cape Tawny and Cape Vintage will become international trademarks, and we will do better than the Portuguese wines.\"

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today south african fortified wines to be deported Arab Today, arab today south african fortified wines to be deported

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today south african fortified wines to be deported Arab Today, arab today south african fortified wines to be deported

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation
Arab Today, arab today Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes

GMT 13:44 2017 Friday ,20 October

Barcelona through George Orwell’s eyes
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins

GMT 07:10 2017 Saturday ,21 October

Residents get glimpse of Raqa in ruins
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today World's deepest lake in peril

GMT 15:54 2017 Friday ,20 October

World's deepest lake in peril
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'

GMT 16:07 2017 Friday ,20 October

Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse'
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today EU raids automaker BMW

GMT 11:06 2017 Saturday ,21 October

EU raids automaker BMW
Arab Today, arab today Sweden to get biggest car factory

GMT 14:10 2017 Friday ,20 October

Sweden to get biggest car factory
Arab Today, arab today Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role

GMT 08:15 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Actress Mona Zaki praises husband’s role
Arab Today, arab today Massacre fears spark race

GMT 19:09 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Massacre fears spark race

GMT 08:57 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Actress Shery Adel happy for Egypt’s qualification

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 09:56 2017 Friday ,20 October

Privacy Groups Warn of Perils

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 20:46 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Qualcomm files lawsuits in China to ban iPhones

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday