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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]