Results of the French judged and TAJ, Cape Town hotel sponsored Classic Wine Trophy Awards 2013 just out. There were 298 entries and trophies were given for best in category (a tie in the case of more than one wine of the same variety/style) : Taj Hotel Classic Wine Trophy 2013 Overall Winner Chamonix White […]
The 10 highest rated wines in the 2013 RE:CM 10 Year Old Wine Awards are today revealed as part the countdown to the announcement of the overall winners. By way of background, there were 73 entries and the judging panel was chaired by me and also included Nkulu Mkhwanazi, wine entrepreneur and Jörg Pfützner, internationally […]
Judges for the 201 3 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, now in its twelfth year, are as follows: International Judges Tom Carson, Australia Chief Winemaker, Yabby Lake, Victoria Oz Clarke, UK Wine writer and author, BBC TV presenter and broadcaster Eric Goettelmann, France Executive Sommelier, The Relais Bernard Loiseau Group, based in Burgundy Local Judges […]
One of the most important measures of great wine is that it should be age-worthy. In conjunction with asset management firm RE:CM, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, I am excited to launch the 10 Year Old Wine Awards. Producers are invited to submit any red wine from the 2003 vintage for review. There […]
Started in 2007, and now run by leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, the objective of the Wine Judging Academy is to help bring about an increase the number of competent wine judges at work in the industry. Interested parties are invited to make […]
South African Airways recently announced the winners of its annual wine awards arising out of its onboard wine selection for 2013. The winners were: White Wine: Stellenrust Chenin Blanc 2012 Red Wine: Cederberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Mèthode Cap Classic: Anura Brut 2009 Fortified: KWV Tawny N/V SAA CEO’s Award (best performance – most listings): Anura […]
Chris and Suzaan Alheit just creamed 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013 for their maiden vintage Cartology 2011. It’s categorised as a Chenin Blanc in the guide but includes 8% Semillon and when I encountered it, I thought it was more of a “Cape Blend” than a straight varietal wine (see here).
With Rianie Strydom being the only female member of the 45-strong Cape Winemakers Guild, Andrea Mullineux (left) and Nadia Newton Johnson both have strong claims on joining the organisation. Mullineux, along with husband Chris, makes wines under the Mullineux Family Wines label, three wines picking up 5 Star ratings in Platter’s 2013, these being the […]