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 2015: 10. Vin de Constance 2009 – score: 95 63. Mulderbosch Block […]
Three SA wines feature in the “Too 100 Cellar Selections 2015″ of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: 62. De Toren Fusion V 2012 – score: 94 80. MR De Compostella 2012 – score: 94 93. Vilafonté Series C 2012 – score: 94 To read the list in full, click here.
Bizcommunity.com reports today that major local seafood restaurant chain Ocean Basket has done away with wine listing fees. Read the full story here. Read our January article by David Clarke of wine agency Ex Animo which helped to re-ignite the debate here.
Major achievers in Platter’s 2016: Winery of the Year Mullineux & Leeux Family Wines White Wine of the Year Warwick The White Lady Chardonnay 2014 Red Wine of the Year Mullineux Iron Syrah 2013 Dessert Wine of the Year Mullineux Olerasay Straw Wine NV Wineries are assigned an individual taster – all wines which received […]
Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top performing wines from the Prescient Chardonnay Report, available for purchase: Chamonix 2014 – 91 points Price: R150 De Morgenzon Reserve 2014 – 90 points Price: R225 Eikendal 2014 – 94 points Price: R125 Hamilton Russell Vineyards 2014 – 92 points Price: R310 Iona Elgin 2014 […]
The fifth 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 […]
There were a total of 234 entries in the 2015 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition and the winners are as follows: Cederberg 2015 Jordan 2014 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Sur Lie 2015 Merwida 2015 Mooiplaas 2015 Nederburg II Centuries 2014 Survivor 2015 (Overhex Wines International) Spier 21 Gables 2015 Tokara Reserve Collection Elgin 2015 […]
Leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon will again be running his wine judging academy from Wednesday 30 March to Friday 01 April 2016 next year at the Grande Roche hotel in Paarl. Other presenters include Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes, Pieter Ferreira of Graham Beck, Charles Hopkins of De Grendel and Gary Jordan of Jordan Wine Estate. […]