South Africa's Momentum

Bold expressions of Syrah, Cabernet and Chenin Blanc pour from the Cape
James Molesworth
Issue: July 31, 2014

South African wines are booming in popularity, with worldwide exports up 26 percent in 2013. While the United States remains a developing market for Cape vintners, their exports to American shores grew by 37 percent in the past year, topping 1 million cases shipped. With a diverse range of red and white varietals, cool- and warm-climate viticultural areas and relatively modest pricing overall, South Africa has much to offer. Wine Spectator's James Molesworth explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands July 1, 2014.

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