Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017: Call for entries

Entries for the Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2017 (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) are now open –  the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (no other varieties permitted). Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person panel […]

April 21, 2017
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10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017: Results

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017 – featuring wines from the 2007 vintage. 72 entries from 41 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the […]

April 19, 2017
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Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2017

Results of the third annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the Cape Town Hotel School. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and […]

March 29, 2017
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Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 results

The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 attracted over 860 entries with judging held in Bordeaux, France. Results were announced yesterday with the following South African wines winning gold medals: Diemersdal MM Louw 2016 Steenberg 2016 To see the full list of winners, click here.

March 22, 2017
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Institute of Masters of Wine gives Eben Sadie major award

The Institute of Masters of Wine in conjunction with trade publication The Drinks Business recently announced Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines as the winner of the 2017 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award. The honour, which has been given annually since 2011, recognises outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking. The winner is chosen each year by […]

March 22, 2017
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Distell’s head winemaker departs

Breaking news is that Distell’s head winemaker Razvan Macici has left the company with immediate effect. He took the position in July 2015 after having previously served as Nederburg winemaker since 2001. Asked for comment, he said he was “legally bound” not to go into detail – given that harvest is in full swing, it […]

March 10, 2017
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Kyle Dunn RIP, 1982-2017

Kyle Dunn, of own-brand Skinny Legs and formerly assistant at AA Badenhorst Family Wines, died on Friday, 3 March 2017. He leaves his mother and father, Lee and Theo, as well as his sister and nephew, Raine and Gavriel. Dunn’s family has asked agency Ex Animo continue to sell his wines so that they “can […]

March 8, 2017
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Top six wines of February 2017

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc 2016 – 96 (read original review here) A.A. Badenhorst White 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Haskell Hades Syrah 2014 – 93 (read original review here) Jasper Raats Single Vineyard Driefontein Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – 93 (read original review […]

March 1, 2017
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