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Topical pic: Fort Simon 2009 – runner up at Chenin Blanc...

Fort Simon winemaker Stander Maass with his Chenin Blanc 2009. This wine was the second most highly rated at this year's Wine magazine Chenin...

Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge 2011

Results of the 16th annual Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge have been announced. There were 111 entries compared to 133 in 2010. Best overall Perdeberg Rex...

Topical pic: Mouton Rothschild 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Poured yesterday at the Big 5 Tasting organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events: Bordeaux First Growth Mouton Rothschild 2004, 2003, 2001 and...

New Whisky magazine to launch

Who says Old Media is dead? Whisky is South Africa's latest niche title magazine, to be edited by Fiona McDonald, who used to head...

A greenie sees red

Received this email from David Bristow, former editor of Getaway magazine. Hey CE, I read you Decanter piece on pino-taag. Good for you. Just one bugbear though,...

Topical pic: Ivy du Toit of Jason’s Hill as cheerful as...

When Ivy du Toit of  Jason’s Hill Private Cellar near Rawsonville won the title of Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year in 2003...

Topical pic: Bartho Eksteen wins Diners Club Winemaker of the Year...

The Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award remains relevant because of its sheer longevity if nothing else. Now in its 30th year, previous...

Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award 2010

The winner of the 30th annual Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award was announced yesterday evening. Winemaker: Bartho Eksteen Category: Sauvignon Blanc Winning wine: Hermanuspietersfontein Nr...