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Nederburg Auction 2017 sales figures

Total sales were just over R6.34 million (unaudited) for some 8 800 litres of wine (129 items from 65 producers) at this year’s Nederburg...

What to buy at the Nederburg Auction 2017

Stellenzicht Syrah 1994 is a South African icon red wine. In the notorious SAA Shield tasting of 1995 that saw the country pitched against...

Richard Hilton Vineyards benchmark tasting

Boutique winemaker Richard Hilton recently hosted a benchmarking exercise for nine Cape Town sommeliers and me featuring his two favoured varieties, namely Viognier and...

Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011

Tasting notes and ratings for the trophy winners at the Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge 2017 as follows: Best Brut: Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011 White...

2017 Amorim MCC Challenge results

Results of the 16th Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge were announced earlier today. Best Brut: Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011 Best Rosé: Simonsig Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé...

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 results

The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017 were announced recently. Local wines winning the top accolade of “Gold Outstanding” (93+ on the 100-point scale)...

Kloovenburg Riebeekberg Syrah 2016

Kloovenburg is one of the larger Swartland farms where wine production vies with table grapes, olives and figs for attention. First bottling was in...

Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017

The sixth annual Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017 is now out. Special acknowledgements as follows: Winemakers of the year: Chris and Andrea Mullineux Young...