Topical pic: KWV’s fantastic four

KWV: from hugely influential parastatal to just another big wine company fighting for market share in both the domestic and international wine and spirit markets. As CEO Thys Loubser succinctly put it during a strategy session yesterday, the KWV used to operate essentially as “the remover of excess grapes from the industry” but now wants […]

July 2, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Chateau Lafite releases at €550

Decanter.com reports that Pauillac first growth Chateau Lafite Rothschild has released a first tranche of its 2009 en primeur wine at €550 a bottle. That’s the equivalent of approximately R5 000 a bottle at the current exchange rate. With the 2007 vintage of Kanonkop Paul Sauer due for release on 1 July at R310 a […]

June 21, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Topical pic: Which top Stellenbosch property betrays signs of severe leafroll virus?

Leafroll virus is generally considered the biggest limitation to further quality advancements in the South African wine industry, the most important effect of the disease being a reduction in the yield and quality of fruit from infected vines. Symptoms of leafroll virus appear between the time of harvest and leaf fall. On affected vines, the […]

June 11, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Make love, drink Champagne

From Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, chief executive of Champagne house Taittinger quoted on Decanter.com: ‘I am worried about pensions. I am worried about the debt of our countries. We will have less money,’ Taittinger said. ‘But we will always have the time to make love and drink Champagne, and we will do it even more.’ Read rest […]

June 9, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Topical pic: WINE magazine Shiraz Challenge 2010 under way

This year’s Shiraz Challenge has attracted 186 entries down from 247 in 2009. Are we finally seeing some market consolidation? The panel  is myself, Carrie Adams of retailer Norman Goodfellows, Miguel Chan, group sommelier for Souther Sun hotels, James Pietersen, beverage manager for Balducci’s and Belthazar restaurants at the V&A Waterfront and Christine Rudman, CWM. […]

June 1, 2010
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Topical pic: Rijk’s wins Harold Eedes Chenin Blanc Trophy

At this year’s  Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the Chenin Blanc Trophy was for the first time named after my late dad Harold Eedes, who founded WINE magazine in October 1993. On the right of this picture is Pierre Wahl of Rijk’s Private Cellar in Tulbagh who won for the Rijk’s Chenin Blanc with a […]

May 28, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Zonnebloem disqualified from Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The organisers of the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show have announced the disqualification and withdrawal of the Zonnebloem Lauréat 2007 which was awarded a gold medal at the 2010 competition. The reason given is that the blend components do not comply with the show rules. The Zonnebloem Lauréat was entered in the Bordeaux-style red blend […]

May 20, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010: Results

This year’s competition attracted 1 014 entries, slightly down from 1 156 in 2009. There were 32 gold medals awarded, 89 silver and 329 bronze. Trophy and gold medal winners were as follows: MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCER Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Tokara MÉTHODE CAP CLASSIQUE Old Mutual Trophy for Best Sparkling Wine Anura […]

May 17, 2010
by Christian
with 0 Comments
Page 57 of 57« First...102030...5354555657
SHOP ONLINE
winemag-storm
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING
HOT AND HAPPENING
AEC v1.0.4
  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4
ADVERTISING
newlstter2 Get the biggest stories of the past fortnight sent directly to your inbox. subscribe
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ADVERTISING
BE SAFE

Wine magazine was published from October 1993 until September 2011 & now lives on in digital form as Winemag.co.za. We cover everything to do with SA fine wine.

XSLT Plugin by Leo Jiang