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The 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held over 1 to 3 May in Jesolo, Italy and attracted over 8 000 wines from 45 producer countries. Results were announced recently and top performing South African wines were as follows: Grand Gold Medals Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Kleine Zalze […]
With the Christian Eedes Cabernet Report 2015 set to go public at 16h00 this coming Wednesday, we thought it would be useful to highlight some changes from previous years. Firstly, we have a new sponsor in the form of Derek Prout-Jones, a private investor and wine enthusiast and better known as “DPJ” (Twitter handle: @DPJ1963). […]
Wine Cellar, the Cape Town firm which brokers and cellars fine wine, used to conduct its tastings in an underground and, it must be said, slightly dingy room. Recently, however, this has changed. Space was found upstairs and interior design company Xperiencemakers were called in to lend a professional touch – the tasting room is […]
It was announced in London last night that Michael Back, owner of Paarl winery Backsberg, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Green Awards convened by UK liquor trade magazine The Drinks Business while the property itself won the Amorim Sustainability Award – Backsberg became the first carbon neutral winery in South Africa […]
Results of the Top 100 SA Wines 2015 competition convened by Robin von Holdt of Buybetterwine.com and chaired by Tim Atkin MW were announced last night. According to the official media release, there were 500 entries from 140 wineries. White wines enjoyed a total listing of 38, red wines 52, Natural Sweet four, Cap Classique […]
Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2013 has been judged overall winner at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition, held from the 11 to 14 March in Burgundy. Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Chardonnay 2014 also won gold. There were 826 entries from 41 countries in total. Read more here.
Results of the French judged Classic Wine Trophy competition sponsored by Cape Town hotel TAJ just out. Best MCC Secret Cellar Blanc de Blancs Best White Wines Boutinot Mon Vieux Hell’s Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Delaire Graff White Reserve 2012 De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2014 Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay 2014 […]