International Wine Challenge 2014 results: Tranche 2

The second set of results from the International Wine Challenge 2014 were recently announced. Local wines to win gold were as follows: Constantia Glen Two 2013 DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah 2012 Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest Bergkelder Selection 2011 Glen Carlou Quartz Stone Chardonnay 2012 Paul Cluver Marks and […]

May 9, 2014
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CE’s Top 20 SA Wineries 2014

Wine writer Tim James recently conducted a poll to establish a top 20 list of wine producers in South Africa as he has done on an occasional basis since 2001. 29 local and international wine professionals were consulted and the results are available here. My nominations were as follows: Five best wineries Boekenhoutskloof Kanonkop Mullineux […]

April 24, 2014
by Christian
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Top 100 SA Wines 2014 results

The Top 100 SA Wines competition, now in its fourth year, attracted 491 entries up 15% on 2013. Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a “Wine Consistency Award”, the only wine to feature among the winners in each of the four tastings to date. “Vineyard Consistency Awards” (for which read most successful producers) were also […]

April 10, 2014
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Standard Bank to sponsor Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge

The Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa is proud to announce the signing of a three-year sponsorship agreement with Standard Bank in support of a a new competition to be known as the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge. The competition will be open to all Chenin Blanc Association members (currently amounting to “around […]

April 1, 2014
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AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction 2014 raises over R7 million for charity

The inaugural 2014 AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which took place on Saturday at Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch saw R7.045 million was raised for education in the Cape winelands with beneficiaries comprising the Pebbles Project, the MAD Charity and the Click Foundation. The role the undertaking plays in building the South African wine nrand […]

March 18, 2014
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2014 TAJ Classic Wine Trophy results

Results of this year’s  French judged Classic Wine Trophy Awards sponsored by Cape Town hotel TAJ just out. There were a total of 340 entries and the following 19 wines won trophies: Best MCC Villiera Monro Brut 2008 Best White Wines Chamonix Reserve Chardonnay 2012 De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 Groot Constantia Chardonnay 2013 […]

March 8, 2014
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2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judges announced

Judges for the 2014 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, now in its thirteenth year, are as follows: International judges Gerard Basset MW (United Kingdom) UK-based French-born Gerard Basset is the only person to have qualified as a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier and to hold a Wine MBA (from Bordeaux). Basset was appointed OBE […]

February 17, 2014
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New wine estate association launched

Yesterday saw the launch of the Cape Vintner Classification, an independent association intent on building South Africa’s reputation as a producer of world-class wines. Not unlike Germany’s VDP (Verband Deutscher Qualitäts- und Prädikatsweingüter or Pradikat Wine Estates), the driving force behind CVC is Johann Rupert, businessman and owner of Anthonij Rupert Wines. “About eight years […]

December 10, 2013
by Christian
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