Signature Red Blend Report 2017: Call for entries

Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the second annual Signature Red Blend Report, the focus being wines which are distinctive of their originators and draw particular attention in the market place. So-called Rhône-style blends, Cape Blends and all other proprietorial red blends are permissible but Bordeaux-style blends are not Wines must be certified as South African. […]

June 19, 2017
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Win one of two six-bottle mixed cases of wine featuring some of the top performers from the recent 10 Year Old Wine Awards. Featured wines: Daylea 2007 (Grangehurst) – 90/100 Haut Espoir Shiraz 2007 – 91/100 Remhoogte Estate 2007 – 91/100 Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2007 – 91/100 Simonsig Merindol Syrah 2007 – 90/100 Villiera […]

June 19, 2017
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Thelema wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall in this year’s Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report (previously the Red Hot Wine Awards) was the Thelema Rabelais 2013 and the prize for producing this a 300-litre Selection range barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at approximately R12 400. Here Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes can be seen with  Marie Thomas, Sylvain’s sales manager […]

June 7, 2017
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John Loubser leaves Steenberg

John Loubser took to Twitter yesterday to announce that he was stepping down as general manager of Constantia property Steenberg in order to concentrate on his own Méthode Cap Classique label that is Silverthorn Wines: After 15 incredible years at Steenberg the time has finally come to bid farewell and follow my dream and passion […]

June 3, 2017
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W.O. Cape Town announced

A new Wine of Origin District named after Cape Town has been approved by the South African Wine and Spirit Board, the formal announcement made yesterday. Cape Town is one of the world’s foremost tourism brands and the motivation behind the new demarcation is for South African wine to attract even greater international attention. The […]

June 2, 2017
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Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2017 results

Some 220 entries were received for the fifth annual Shiraz SA Wine Challange, the top 12 as follows: Cederberg 2015 D’Aria The Soprano 2015 Eagle’s Nest 2014 Fairview Beacon 2014 Fairview Swartland 2014 Flagstone Dark Horse 2013 KWV Cathedral Cellar 2015 La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2015 Rustenberg Buzzard Kloof Syrah 2015 Saronsberg 2015 Strandveld […]

June 1, 2017
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2017 results

Results of the 16th annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Total wines judged were 960 (2015: 1067) and there were 41 golds, 135 silver medals  and 460 bronze medals. Trophy winners as follows: Old Mutual Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall Tokara Makro Trophy for Best Shiraz, Old Mutual Trophy for […]

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Wine retailer James Pietersen on judging at OMTWS 2017

James Pietersen, SA portfolio manager for retailer Wine Cellar, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks generally about his experience:

May 30, 2017
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