Nederburg Auction 2012 sales figures

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 […]

September 30, 2012
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FNB Sauvignon Blanc Awards Top 10 2012 – the winners

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 […]

September 13, 2012
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International Wine Challenge 2012 – Champion Trophy results

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. […]

September 12, 2012
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 – International Trophies

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.

September 6, 2012
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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2012 winners

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 […]

August 31, 2012
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Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Guide 2013 launched

The 2013 edition of the Best Value Wine Guide sponsored by Ultra Liquors is now available – 80 000 copies have been printed and it will be distributed with Getaway magazine making for impressive reach. This year, the price ceiling for inclusion in the book was raised from R60 a bottle to R80 a bottle […]

August 28, 2012
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What Hilary Swank drank

“Hillary (sic) swank loved her dinner at the test kitchen tonight !!” tweeted Luke Dale Roberts, chef at this restaurant  situated in the Old Biscuit Mill complex, Woodstock, Cape Town on Tuesday  last week. Wine geek that I am, I didn’t want to know what the double Academy Award winning actress and her party ate […]

August 21, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 results

Results of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today: Fairbairn Capital Trophy for the Most Successful Producer KWV SA Old Mutual Trophy for Best White Wine Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay KWV The Mentors Chardonnay 2011 Old Mutual Trophy for the Best Red Wine […]

May 30, 2012
by Christian
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