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Best Value Pinotage Tasting 2019: Call for entries

Announcing the inaugural Best Value Pinotage Tasting aimed at finding the best examples of this variety costing between R60 and R100 a bottle. Wines will...

Best Value Chardonnay Tasting 2019: Call for entries

Announcing the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting aimed at finding the best examples of this variety costing between R60 and R100 a bottle. Wines will...

Wine Reviews

Dancho Luka Padstal Blanc 2018

What to expect from a table wine made from Muscat de Frontignan? Quite a lot in the case of the Dancho Luka Padstal Blanc...

Carinus Family Vineyards Rooidraai Chenin Blanc 2018

The 2018 vintage of Rooidraai Chenin Blanc, grapes from Hugo Carinus’s Swartland property and the wine made by Lukas van Loggerenberg, is the best...

Wine News

Shiraz SA Challenge 2019 results

171 entries were received for the seventh annual Shiraz SA Challenge, the top 12 as follows: Babylonstoren 2017 Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2016 Driehoek...

Distell appoints new head winemaker

Distell, South Africa’s largest wine producer-wholesaler, has appointed Andrea Freeborough as head winemaker. In charge of Nederburg since 2015, she will be leaving her...

Reports

The Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2019

The eighth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. 94 entries were received from 76 producers and these...

Alternative Varieties Report 2019

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the second annual Alternative Varieties Report focusing on single-variety wines which fall outside the mainstream. 44 white wine entries and...

Opinion and Analysis

Tim James: Radford Dale and the “very bad and disloyal” gamay

If one can have feelings for a grape variety, gamay noir is one of the more serious candidates for your sympathy. Burgundy snobs will...

How does SA get wine prices up?

At the feedback session after this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, the mood among the judges concerning the quality of wines entered was...

Food

Restaurant review: A tale of three Cafés

Wine drinkers are brunch eaters. Brunch is not a functional meal like breakfast. Brunch is not interested in “flushing” with “fibre” – a queasy...

Restaurant review: Urbanologi, Johannesburg

Urbanologi restaurant, at the 1 Fox Precinct in the Johannesburg CBD, is housed inside a recently renovated, late 19th century warehouse. So stylish is...

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