Editor Christian Eedes selects his top 20 wines of the year based on quality, value, availability and excitement. Wine of the Year Sadie Family Wines Columella 2013 The most accomplished modern-era SA red yet. Read original review here. – – – AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras Cinsault 2014 Can you expect greatness of single-variety Cinsault? […]
Win a bottle of KWV 20 Year Old brandy and a Chocolat Frey hamper. The 20 Year Old brandy, worth R900 a bottle, is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2016 while Chocolat Frey, founded in 1887 by brothers Robert and Max Frey, is number one in Switzerland. The hamper is worth R1 000. To enter, […]
Vergenoegd in Stellenbosch was owned by the Faure family from 1820 but was sold earlier in the year, the new owner being the German businessman Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Loew, a key figure in the LIVIA investment group with funds under management amounting to more than € 450 million. Under the new regime, the historic […]
During the International Wine & Spirit Competition awards banquet held last night in London, Kanonkop’s Abrie Beeslaar was announced as Winemaker of the Year, having previously won the title in 2008 as did his predecessor Beyers Truter in 1991. South Africa also won the following varietal trophies: Best Pinotage – Kanonkop 2012 Best Riesling – […]
John Platter founded what is today Platter’s South African Wine Guide in 1979 and ran it until 1997. He’s back with a new wine book called My Kind of Wine (price: R375). Hard-cover and 224 pages in length, it’s substantial even if not all-inclusive. “This is not a systematic – much less comprehensive – tour […]
Entries for the second annual Wine Label Design Awards has been extended to 17h00 on Monday, 1 February. The awards are proudly 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. Cape Town advertising and design studio […]
Announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Philip Viljoen – Bon Courage Noble Late Harvest 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Johann Fourie – KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2013 (category: non-Bordeaux single varietal red wines excluding Shiraz)
Breaking news is that the Swartland Revolution which ran from 2010 to 2015 and aimed to raise general awareness of the area’s wines is no longer. Future energies will be directed towards promoting Swartland Independent. Read the official statement here.