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 […]
Stellenbosch winery Tokara has announced that winemaker Miles Mossop will be leaving after 18 years to pursue opportunities to develop his own brand, Miles Mossop Wines. Mossop will remain part of the Tokara team for 2018 harvest while he hands over the baton to his successor.
Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017 – featuring wines from the 2007 vintage. 72 entries from 41 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the […]
Results of the third annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the Cape Town Hotel School. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and […]
The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 attracted over 860 entries with judging held in Bordeaux, France. Results were announced yesterday with the following South African wines winning gold medals: Diemersdal MM Louw 2016 Steenberg 2016 To see the full list of winners, click here.
The Institute of Masters of Wine in conjunction with trade publication The Drinks Business recently announced Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines as the winner of the 2017 Winemakers’ Winemaker Award. The honour, which has been given annually since 2011, recognises outstanding achievement in the field of winemaking. The winner is chosen each year by […]
Breaking news is that Distell’s head winemaker Razvan Macici has left the company with immediate effect. He took the position in July 2015 after having previously served as Nederburg winemaker since 2001. Asked for comment, he said he was “legally bound” not to go into detail – given that harvest is in full swing, it […]