Veritas Awards 2017 results

The results of the 27th annual Veritas Awards were announced on Friday night, Distell the most successful producer with seven double gold medals and 18 gold medals. There were 1 638 entries in total with 71 double gold medals awarded. The double-gold medal winners by category are as follows: Vertex Award – Overall Champion Spier […]

October 7, 2017
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Top seven wines of September 2017

Here are our seven most highly rated current-release wines of last month: David & Nadia Hoë-Steen Chenin Blanc 2016 – 97 (read original review here) Mullineux Schist “Roundstone” Syrah 2015 – 96 (read original review here) Sadie Family Wines The Old Vine Series ‘T Voetpad 2016 – 96 (read original review here) David & Nadia […]

October 2, 2017
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Winemag.co.za turns three

Happy birthday to us! Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011, editor Christian Eedes and business manager Jacqueline Lahoud relaunching it on 1 October 2014 as Winemag.co.za which means we’re either three or 24 depending on how you look at it. It is our very great pleasure to cover everything to do […]

October 1, 2017
by Christian
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Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2017 sales figures

Total sales amounted to R13 223 200 at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held yesterday, 2 962 cases (6 x 750ml equivalent) sold at an average price of R4 464 per case and an average price per bottle of R744. This compares to last year’s record sales of R13 833 200 for 2 […]

October 1, 2017
by Christian
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Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2017

In conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin, Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the first annual Pinot Noir Report. There were 52 entries from 33 producers for this year’s competition and we included two examples of Burgundy as ringers: 93 Creation Reserve 2015 (BEST OVERALL) Joseph Drouhin Morey St Denis 2015 92 Dabar 2014 Dabar 2015 Newton […]

September 19, 2017
by Christian
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Nederburg Auction 2017 sales figures

Total sales were just over R6.34 million (unaudited) for some 8 800 litres of wine (129 items from 65 producers) at this year’s Nederburg Auction – a rough calculation putting the average price per litre at approximately R725, slightly down on the all-time record of R740 achieved last year. Meerlust Bordeaux Blend 1978 (an experimental […]

September 17, 2017
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What to buy at the Nederburg Auction 2017

Stellenzicht Syrah 1994 is a South African icon red wine. In the notorious SAA Shield tasting of 1995 that saw the country pitched against Australia, local wines were badly shown up on the whole so it was no mean feat when the maiden 1994 vintage of Syrah from Stellenbosch farm Stellenzicht made by André van […]

September 16, 2017
by Christian
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2017 Amorim MCC Challenge results

Results of the 16th Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge were announced earlier today. Best Brut: Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut 2011 Best Rosé: Simonsig Woolworths Pinot Noir Rosé No Sulphur Added 2015 Best Blanc de Blanc, Best Overall: Simonsig Cuvée Royale Blanc de Blancs 2012 Best Museum Class: Graham Beck Brut Zero 2005 Best Producer: […]

September 14, 2017
by Christian
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