Force Majeure Red Blend 2016

If you’re looking for characterful everyday drinking, then look no further than the new Force Majeure wines from Johan ‘Stompie’ Meyer – no enzymes, yeast or acid added. Force Majeure Chenin Blanc 2016 Wine Cellar price: R100 a bottle WO Swartland. 5% skin contact and 11.5% abv. The nose shows a  floral top note before […]

October 12, 2016
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From the Swartland Revolution to the Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium

The Swartland Revolution ran from 2010 until 2015, the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place for the third time earlier this year and the district of Elgin completed its first ever Chardonnay Colloquium this past weekend. UK wine writer Jamie Goode was guest speaker at the Colloquium and perhaps the key take-out from his address […]

October 12, 2016
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Graham Beck gears up

Chris du Toit, CEO of Graham Beck Enterprises, reports that the now-MCC-only company will be investing R150 million across all aspects of the business over the next five years and intends moving from an annual production of 110 000 cases to 250 000 cases. Towards enhancing the tasting room experience, Graham Beck bubblies will no […]

October 11, 2016
by Christian
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Recipe: Roast garlic, thyme and oregano lamb

Perfect for a Spring Sunday lunch with friends. Serves six Ingredients: 2kg leg of lamb, bone left in 4 sprigs of oregano, leaves picked 5 garlic cloves, peeled 10 sprigs thyme, leaves picked 1 tsp (5ml) mustard seeds salt and black pepper 2 tbsp (30ml) olive oil 30g mint 1 tsp (5ml) castor sugar 1 […]

October 11, 2016
by Christian
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Almenkerk Merlot 2013

Could cool-climate Elgin be the district most suited to producing South Africa’s best Merlot? Shannon Vineyards has produced a high-quality version ever since its maiden 2007 but has been something of an anomaly with none of its neighbours producing anything particularly remarkable from any of the Bordeaux grapes, least of all fickle Merlot. Now, however, […]

October 10, 2016
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Tim James: On food and wine pairing

Twice recently I was prompted to consider food and wine pairing. I must admit to some scepticism on the subject – at least compared to the enthusiasm of many. I tend to find that a good wine and good food sort each other out adequately – though some combinations clearly are not good for either […]

October 10, 2016
by Tim James
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Veritas Awards 2016 results

The results of the 26th annual Veritas Awards were announced on Friday night, Distell the most successful producer with two double gold medals and 12 gold medals. There were 1 760 entries in total with 38 double gold medals awarded. The double-gold medal winners by category are as follows: Brandy Flight of the Fish Eagle […]

October 9, 2016
by Christian
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WOSA appoints new communications manager

Wines of South Africa (WOSA), the not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine, has appointed editor and wine writer, Maryna Strachan, as communications manager, effective from 1 November. In her new role, she will serve as the liaison between WOSA and its member producers as well as with international trade […]

October 7, 2016
by Christian
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