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Mount Nelson’s Planet restaurant opens

The Cape Colony restaurant at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson hotel was in need not so much of tweaking but a seismic shift into the...

The Big 5 Tasting and a grumpy email

I’m totally stoked to tell you that I will be attending the Big Five Tasting on behalf of Wine magazine. This event, set to...

Topical pic: Stellar wins “Best Sweet” at Green Wine Awards

Stellar Winery situated near Trawal in Namaqualand is South Africa’s largest producer of wines from organically grown grapes, processing over 3 000 tons a...

Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke...

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2010

Results of the second annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards were announced today. The competition consists of two parts, namely best wines from organically grown...

Topical pic: Meerlust – more Burgundy than Bordeaux?

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2008 is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011, repeating the feat of the 2004 vintage in the 2009 edition of the...

Topical pic: Spier Frans K. Smit – an icon in the...

The 2006 vintage of Spier Frans K. Smit (a blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Shiraz and the rest equal parts of Cabernet Franc,...

Topical pic: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007 – perfect Cab?

Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011. This is the latest in a string of awards that...