Listen: Wine ambassador Nkulu Mkhwanazi on judging at the OMTWS 2017

Nkulu Mkhwanazi, Durban-based wine ambassador, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here he talks about Cabernet Sauvignon in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Listen: Heidi Duminy CWM on judging at OMTWS 2017

Heidi Duminy, CWM and national marketing M=manager for Meridian Wine Merchants, was a judge at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about MCC and Shiraz in particular:

May 30, 2017
by Christian
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Listen: Blaauwklippen’s Narina Cloete on judging at OMTWS 2017

Narina Cloete, winemaker at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch, was one of this year’s judges at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Here she talks about Chardonnay in particular:

May 30, 2017
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Spioenkop Sarah Raal 2016

  No sooner does the 2015 vintage of the 1900 Chenin Blanc from Elgin producer Spioenkop rate 5 Stars in Platter’s than it is dispensed with. Whereas this wine contained a portion of Stellenbosch fruit, winemaker Koen Roose opted to make two versions of Chenin Blanc sourced entirely from his own property in  2016, the […]

May 30, 2017
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Tim James: On Bloemcool and a few other innovations from Fairview

Cauliflower and wine? Not a pairing with intuitive appeal – but they’re closer than you might think, at least at Fairview in Paarl. It probably wasn’t a bad idea, many decades back, to change the home farm’s name from the somewhat less mellifluous Bloemkoolfontein (cauliflower fountain). But also not a bad idea to more recently […]

May 29, 2017
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Lourens Family Wines new releases

Franco Lourens recently became assistant winemaker at the acclaimed Alheit Vineyards and his own label 2016s are damn fine, tasting notes and ratings as follows: Lindi Carien 2016 Price: R195 34% Grenache Blanc from Piekenierskloof, 31% Verdelho from Stellenbosch, 21% Roussanne from Stellenboch and 15% Chenin Blanc sourced from both Stellenbosch and Swartland. On the […]

May 29, 2017
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Alheit Vineyards La Colline 2016

The 2016 vintage might have a reputation for being having been challenging on account of the hot and dry conditions which prevailed but Chris Alheit of Alheit Vineyards has handled it with aplomb. Tasting notes and ratings for these soon-to-be-released wines as follows: Cartology 2016 89% Chenin Blanc sourced variously from Perdeberg, Skurfberg and Stellenbosch […]

May 29, 2017
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Marthélize Tredoux: Is the wine industry getting the most out of social media?

Let’s talk about information overload. The internet as we know it (via the World Wide Web) has been with us for 28 years. The growth of the internet itself over a period as short as the last five years is staggering: Internet users have grown by 82% (1.7 billion people, or approaching 1 million new […]

May 29, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
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