Top wines at RMB WineX Cape Town

The new look two-day RMB WineX Cape Town, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre  on the 19 and 20 August, was attended by just more than 5 400 Cape Town wine lovers. According to a poll of close to 600 members of the public attending, the best white wine on show was […]

September 9, 2010
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Waterkloof Circle of Life Red 2008

Could the Circle of Life Red from Waterkloof in Somerset West be even better than the Circle of Life White? While I liked the White 2009 launched earlier in the year (see here) very much, I think I like the Red more, a rare occurrence in the South African context. Both wines are intended to […]

September 9, 2010
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IWC 2010: SA takes trophy for white winemaker of the year

The 2010 International Wine Challenge awards dinner was held last night, with Callie van Niekerk of producer-wholesaler Distell taking the trophy for white winemaker of the year.  Gold medal winners were: Dunstone Shiraz 2008 Fleur Du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2008 Fleur Du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2009 Fleur Du Cap Unfiltered Semillon 2009 Klein […]

September 8, 2010
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Hermit on the Hill Syrah 2007

Judging of the 231 entries submitted for this year’s WINE magazine Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc competition is set to run over three days at parent company Ramsaymedia’s offices in Pinelands. The panel completed the first batch of 78 wines at 14h45 this afternoon, way too late to head for a plate of spaghetti vongole at […]

September 7, 2010
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Topical pic: WINE magazine’s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition under way

The fourth annual WINE magazine Sauvigon Blanc Top 10 competition to be reported on in the November issue  has attracted 231 entries compared to 226  last year. The panel is  James Pietersen, beverage manager for Balducci’s and Belthazar restaurants in Cape Town, Pieter de Waal, secretary of the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group, Trizanne Barnard of […]

September 7, 2010
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Mooi Chenin Blanc Viognier 2009

Ansgar Flaaten, managing director of wine exporter Flavors of Wine and occasional WINE magazine tasting panel member sent me samples of the first two wines his company has released under the “Mooi” label, consisting of a Chardonnay 2009 and Chenin Blanc Viognier 2009. Flaaten feels there are a lot of vineyards not used to their […]

September 7, 2010
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What “Fee” drank on 03.09.10

Fee says: Friday night had me heading to the bright lights in the big city. (Let’s face it, De Waterkant’s lights are brighter than Mowbray’s and there’s definitely more life on the streets.) Mates from Joburg down for a weekend of semi-gration from the Big Smoke had decreed that we were doing Thai. I took […]

September 7, 2010
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Nederburg Premièr Cuvée Brut

Overall income at the 2010 Nederburg Auction completed yesterday jumped to R5 683 810, up 41% from the just over R4 million fetched in 2009 (volumes also up to the equivalent of 5 242 twelve-bottle cases from 4 789). “More business, less bling” seemed to be the attitude of the organisers, and just what was […]

September 5, 2010
by Christian
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