Results of the International Wine Challenge 2017 were recently announced and local wines to win gold as follows: Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2014 Babylonstoren Sprankel 2011 Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 201Boschendal Elgin Pinot Noir 2015 Bouchard Finlayson Crocodile’s Lair/Kaaimansgat Chardonnay 2015 Bouchard-Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve..
Win tickets for two to the Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II worth R300 each AND a six-bottle mixed case of wine. The Ace/Animo Wine Fair Vol II takes place from 15h00 to 19h00 on Saturday 3 June at Ace-Pearl wine bar, 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, Johannesburg. Ace+Pearl and wine agency Ex Animo present […]
Earlier today Cape Talk radio presenter Pippa Hudson interviewed critic Michael Fridjhon and chef Pete Goffe-Wood on the issue of wine listening fees. Listen here: To read the article mentioned, click here.
Wine listing fees charged by restaurants – at least distasteful if not outright illegal – continues unabated. Winemag.co.za condemns the practice and urges all wine producers to resist paying them while we will also continue to expose restaurants who solicit such fees – the only way the situation is going to be addressed is to […]
The 2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held over 5 to 7 May in Valladolid, Spain and attracted 9 080 wines from 50 producer countries. Results were announced recently and top performing South African wines were as follows: Grand Gold None Gold Asara Bell Tower 2012 Beyerskloof Synergy Boschendal Lanoy 2015 Cederberg Five Generations Cabernet […]
Win a six-bottle case of Thelema Shiraz 2013, a six-bottle case of Sutherland Syrah 2012 AND tickets for two to the Shiraz & Charcturie Festival 2017, worth R220 each. Explore the impact of different sites on the same variety – acclaimed cellar Thelema makes two versions of Shiraz/Syrah, one from Stellenbosch and the other from […]
The sixth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 65 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point […]
Four new graduates were recently awarded their certificates as Cape Wine Masters by the Cape Wine Academy and Institute of Cape Wine Masters, bringing the current number of those holding the qualification to 100. The four new CWMs and their dissertations are: Brendan Butler, Mount Vernon winemaker – White Bordeaux-style blends in South Africa François […]