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Wine Judging Academy 2013

Started in 2007, and now run by leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon in conjunction with the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town,...

SAA Wine Awards 2013

South African Airways recently announced the winners of its annual wine awards arising out of its onboard wine selection for 2013. The winners were: White...

Topical pic: New kids on the block

Chris and Suzaan Alheit just creamed 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013 for their maiden vintage Cartology 2011. It’s categorised as a Chenin Blanc in...

Topical pic: Which of these two will be next to join...

With Rianie Strydom being the only female member of the 45-strong Cape Winemakers Guild, Andrea Mullineux (left) and Nadia Newton Johnson both have strong...

Topical pic: Two Jordan Chardonnays rate 5 Stars in Platter’s 2013

Gary Jordan along with wife Kathy and winemaker Sjaak Nelson clearly know a thing or two about how to make Chardonnay. Nine Yards 2011...

Platter’s 2013 – highly recommended

After I nominated 13 wines for Five Stars in Platter’s  2012, none of which were endorsed (see here), I was obviously anxious that I...

Platter’s 2013

Major achievers in Platter's 2013: Winery of the Year Chamonix Superquaffer of the Year Muratie Melck’s Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 White Wine of the Year Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest...

Five Nations Wine Challenge 2012 results

Results of this year’s Five Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa have been announced. There were a total of...