Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2014 winners

Results of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 126 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Bellingham The Old Orchard’s 2013 Cellar door price: R95 Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2013 Cellar door price: […]

August 27, 2014
by Christian
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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2014 winners

The winners of the 18th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition are as follows: Allée Bleue 2012 Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine 2013 Beyerskloof Diesel 2011 Delheim Vera Cruz Estate 2012 Diemersdal Reserve 2013 Rijk’s Reserve 2010 Simonsog Redhill 2012 Spier 21 Gables 2012 Wildekrans Barrel Select 2012 Windmeul Reserve 2013

August 15, 2014
by Christian
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New Cab clone planted at Ernie Els Wines

The Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2014 and Louis Strydom, winemaker and managing director at this Helderberg winery, is backing Cab in a big way.  It makes up some 55% of the 45ha under vine here and yesterday saw the planting of clone CS 412 for the first time in […]

August 13, 2014
by Christian
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The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2014: Call for submissions

In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, I am pleased to announce that the White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends will again be taking place this year. A tasting is proposed to establish the top three examples in the country, and producers are invited to submit a wine. Conditions of participation […]

July 28, 2014
by Christian
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under £15 – Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Chardonnay over £15 – Jordan Chardonnay 2013 Sauvignon Blanc under £15 – Paul Cluver Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Sweet under £15 – […]

June 24, 2014
by Christian
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Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2014: Call for entries

The inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, is open to all South African Chenin Blanc producers. I will be chairing the panel and the other judges are: Jamie Goode, UK-based wine critic and founder of Wineanorak.com;  Carrie Adams, partner at Norman Goodfellows […]

June 21, 2014
by Christian
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 results

Results of the thirteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall KWV Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay, Old Mutual International Judges’ Trophy, Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Overall Mulderbosch Chardonnay 2013 Best Shiraz, Old […]

May 28, 2014
by Christian
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The Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014: Top 10 Wines

The third annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report presented in conjunction with Sanlam Private Investments is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 high-profile wines, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. The top 10 wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Rustenberg Peter […]

May 22, 2014
by Christian
with 1 Comment
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