Du Toitskloof Wine Writer Award 2014

Tim James, contributor to this website, has won the Du Toitskloof South African Wine Writer Award held in association with Standard Bank for the second year in a row. To tie into Cape Town’s status as World Design Capital for 2014, entrants had to submit original, unpublished pieces of between 1 500 and 2 000 […]

December 1, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Wine Enthusiast’s The Enthusiast 100 of 2014 – Two SA wines

US magazine Wine Enthusiast recently released The Enthusiast 100, its top picks of the year. In determining the list, the numerical ratings but also drinkability, availability and quality-to-price of the more than 17 500 wines reviewed in the past 12 months ratios are taken into account. Two South African wines featured: 76. Mullineux Straw Wine […]

November 26, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2014 – three SA wines

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took three places in 2014: 29. Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2012 – Score: 93 63. Buitenverwachting Sauvignon […]

November 17, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2014

Announced earlier this evening: Young Winemaker of the Year: JD Pretorius – Steenberg Merlot 2012 (category: any red wine) Winemaker of the Year: Jacques Erasmus – Spier Creative Block 2014 (category: white blends)

November 15, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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SAA Wine Awards 2015

South African Airways recently announced the winners of its annual wine awards arising out of its onboard wine selection for 2015. The winners were: White Wine: Alvi’s Drift Chardonnay 2013 Red Wine: Hartenberg Shiraz 2010 Mèthode Cap Classic: Laborie Blanc de Blanc 2010 Fortified: Boplaas Cape Tawny Show Reserve SAA Chairperson’s Award (biggest volume purchased): […]

November 9, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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The Wine Label Design Awards 2015 launch

Yesterday the inaugural Wine Label Design Awards were launched at Jordan Wine in Stellenbosch. The awards are sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 has endorsed the initiative and […]

November 6, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Franschhoek Appellation Grand Prestige certification 2014

The inaugural announcement of wines qualifying for Franschhoek Appellation Grand Prestige status were announced earlier today at Foliage Restaurant. As Winemag.co.za editor, I performed the role of master of ceremonies. Here is my opening address: What is Appellation Grand Prestige? It’s a special designation for Franschhoek’s best wines – in an over-traded market, any way […]

October 30, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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Platter’s 2015

Major achievers in Platter’s 2015: Winery of the Year Sadie Family Wines White Wine of the Year DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2013 Red Wine of the Year De Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2012 Wines rated Five Stars:  Méthode Cap Classique Graham Beck  Blanc de Blancs Brut 2009 Chardonnay DeMorgenzon Reserve 2013 Iona 2013 Richard Kershaw Elgin 2013 […]

October 27, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 4 Comments
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