Platter’s 2017

Major achievers in Platter’s 2017: White Wine of the Year: Stellenrust 51 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2015 Red Wine of the Year: The Winery of Good Hope Radford Dale Black Rock 2014 Sweet Wine of the Year: Mullineux & Leeu Straw Wine 2015 Winery of the Year: Nederburg Wines Wineries are assigned an individual taster […]

October 31, 2016
by Christian
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The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2016

The sixth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality […]

October 19, 2016
by Christian
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FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 2016 winners

Results of the 2016 FNB  Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition have just been announced, the winners as follows: Almenkerk 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2015 De Grendel 2016 Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 2013 Jordan The Outlier 2015 Ken Forrester Reserve 2015 Merwida 2016 Nitida Golden Orb 2015 Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin 2016 Uitkyk 2015 The 20 […]

October 14, 2016
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Graham Beck gears up

Chris du Toit, CEO of Graham Beck Enterprises, reports that the now-MCC-only company will be investing R150 million across all aspects of the business over the next five years and intends moving from an annual production of 110 000 cases to 250 000 cases. Towards enhancing the tasting room experience, Graham Beck bubblies will no […]

October 11, 2016
by Christian
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Veritas Awards 2016 results

The results of the 26th annual Veritas Awards were announced on Friday night, Distell the most successful producer with two double gold medals and 12 gold medals. There were 1 760 entries in total with 38 double gold medals awarded. The double-gold medal winners by category are as follows: Brandy Flight of the Fish Eagle […]

October 9, 2016
by Christian
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WOSA appoints new communications manager

Wines of South Africa (WOSA), the not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine, has appointed editor and wine writer, Maryna Strachan, as communications manager, effective from 1 November. In her new role, she will serve as the liaison between WOSA and its member producers as well as with international trade […]

October 7, 2016
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Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016 results

Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced. There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 15 classes with a maximum of […]

October 6, 2016
by Christian
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FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition 2016: Finalists announced

Twenty wines have been shortlisted as finalists for 2016 FNB  Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 honours. The contenders, in alphabetical order, are: Almenkerk 2015 Cape Point Vineyards 2015 Catherine Marshall 2015 De Grendel 2016 Delaire Graff 2016 Diemersdal MM Louw 2015 Eikendal 2015 Elgin Vintners 2015 Fryer’s Cove Bamboesbay 2015 Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 2013 Jordan 2016 […]

October 5, 2016
by Christian
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