Programme of Action 2017

Here’s our exciting line-up of tastings for the year: March: Rotolabel Wine Label Design Awards April: 10 Year Old Wine Awards May: Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report June: Bordeaux Blend Report July: Merlot Report August: Signature Red Blend Report September: Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Report October: Prescient Chardonnay Report November: Cape White Blend Report December: Alternative Varieties Report […]

February 15, 2017
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Sauvage La Bri Blanc de Blancs 2011

Irene Waller has a bit of experience with Méthode Cap Classique having worked at Graham Beck before becoming GM and winemaker at Franschhoek property La Bri and it shows when you taste her Sauvage La Bri Blanc de Blancs 2011 (R350 a bottle). From a Chardonnay vineyard planted in 1991, the wine spent two months […]

February 15, 2017
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Meinert CWG Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000

The Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000 as made by Martin Meinert for the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction was the prototype of what became The FMC, the deluxe Chenin Blanc made in conjunction with Ken Forrester of Ken Forrester Wines. Last time I wrote it up was in 2011 (see here) where it rated 19/20 and some […]

February 14, 2017
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Recipe: Braaied lamb cutlets with salse verde

Salsa verde is vibrant, packed with flavour and can transform a simple dish into something extra tasty. Next time you have a braai use parsley, mint and basil to make your own salsa verde. Serves 4 Ingredients: Lamb: 12 lamb cutlets 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 1 tbsp (15ml) rosemary, finely chopped salt and freshly […]

February 14, 2017
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Glen Carlou The Curator’s Collection Mourvèdre 2014

It’s all change at Paarl winery Glen Carlou with businessman Wayne Pitout acquiring it last year from Hess Family Wine Estates and Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, replacing Arco Laarman as winemaker. It remains to be seen where Calitz takes Glen Carlou wines stylistically but Laarman has left behind a smart Mourvèdre 2014 under the […]

February 14, 2017
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Win two tickets to the Stellenbosch Wine Festival plus a mixed case of Cabernet Sauvignon. Stellenbosch Wine Festival presented by Pick n Pay takes place from 24 to 26 February 2017 at the Coetzenburg Sports Grounds. This year’s event sees the launch of the Wine Library where you can attend a session with a winemaker […]

February 13, 2017
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Cape Wine Auction raises R22.3 million

The fourth annual Cape Wine Auction, now sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth took place on Saturday at Antonij Rupert Wines in Franschhoek, raising R22.3 million improving on the R15 million raised last year. All proceeds raised at the auction, with no deductions, will be allocated to Cape winelands education. Luxury travel packages and top-end wines  […]

February 13, 2017
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Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016

After working harvests around the world, Stephanie Wiid and Etienne Terblanche have established the Thistle & Weed label locally, their first release being Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016. Grapes from a Muldersvlei vineyard over 65 years old, winemaking involved spontaneous fermentation in third-fill barrels before six months of maturation. The result is a wonderfully subtle and […]

February 13, 2017
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