The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) traces its beginnings back to 1969 and is one of the most prestigious of its kind in the world. 2012 Southern Hemisphere results were announced yesterday with the following South African products winning trophies: Desiderius Pongrácz 2003 Jordan Nine Yards Chardonnay 2010 Kaapzicht Steytler Pinotage 2008 Nederburg Private […]
Top performing producer at the 2012 Veritas Awards is KWV with five double gold and seven gold medals for their wines, the second year running that this cellar has achieved this. In second place was Nederburg with 4 double gold medals and 12 gold medals. KWV’s wines to win double gold included the following: The […]
Sales at the 28th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held at Spier in Stellenbosch yesterday amounted to R5 739 000, this being the highest turnover ever and up by over R450 000 or 8.6% on 2011, despite 431 fewer cases of wine. The auction attracted 148 buyers including 14 foreign buyers and for the first […]
Difficult trading conditions locally and abroad saw total sales at this year’s Nederburg Auction which finished yesterday drop to R4 699 020, down 16% from R6 133 840 in 2011, just about the same amount of cases on offer. Disappointing for the organisers and participating producers but not for end-consumers. For a full report, click […]
The list of winners in the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition 2012 is as follows: Clos Malverne 2011 Cellar price: R84 100% Devon Valley, Stellenbosch. Lime, yellow apple and white peach on the nose and palate. Rich and full with moderate acidity. The finish is long and savoury. Has real presence. De Morgenzon DMZ […]
The Champion Trophy winners at the this year’s International Wine Challenge were announced last night at the awards dinner in London with Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Chenin Blanc 2011 from Bosman Family Vineyards in Wellington taking the competition’s Fairtrade Award. For South Africa’s gold medal winners, click here. For full IWC 2012 results, click here. […]
The international trophy winners at this year’s Decanter World Wine Awards were announced last night. South Africa took two: Red Single Varietal over £10 – Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine Pinotage 2010 Chardonnay over £10 – Jordan Nine Yards 2010 For regional trophy and gold medal winners, see here.
The official list of winners of the 16th annual Absa Top 10 competition is as follows: Altydgedacht 2011 Diemersdal 2011 Durbanville Hills Rhinofields 2011 Painted Wolf Guillermo 2009 Rijks Private Cellar 2008 Simonsig Redhill 2010 Spier 21 Gables 2010 Swartland Bush Vines 2010 Wellington Wines La Cave 2010 Windmeul Reserve 2011 Guests attending today’s awards […]