Official opening of the Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons tasting centre

Last night a lesson in how to position wine as a luxury lifestyle product by Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons. The occasion was the official opening of the immaculately appointed new tasting centre – R&R’s  Baronness Nadine Chardonnay 2010 and Classique 2009 from magnum joined by the other international wines in the Baron Edmund de Rothschild […]

February 25, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction raises over R10.5 Million

The 2015 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place this past Saturday at Boschendal, raised R10.565 million for education in the Cape Winelands, achieving a significant 50% increase on the R7.045 million fetched at the inaugural 2014 Auction. The entire proceeds of the 2015 Auction, without offset or deduction, will go to the Auction […]

February 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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SA-based Cathy Marston wins WSET Educator of the Year 2014

Cathy Marston, owner of the Cape Town-based International Wine Education Centre (IWEC) has been named Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s Educator of the Year 2014. The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the largest wine education provider in the world, operating in 62 countries via a network of more than 600 approved education programme […]

January 27, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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International Wine Challenge 2015 results

Results of the first tranche of the International Wine Challenge 2015 were recently announced. Local wines to win gold as follows: Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2013 Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2012 KWV The Mentors Semillon 2013 Oldenburg Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2013 Nederburg Winemaster’s Reserve Noble Late Harvest 2013 Saronsberg Shiraz 2012

December 3, 2014
by Christian Eedes
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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 To tie into Cape Town’s status as World Design Capital for 2014, entrants had to submit original, unpublished pieces of between 1 500 and 2 000 […]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
with 0 Comments
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