Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2018: Call for entries

In conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the second annual Pinot Noir Report. Wines will be tasted blind by a three-person...

Signature Red Blend Report 2018

The third annual Signature Red Blend Report is now out. 68 entries were received from 54 producers for this year’s competition. These were tasted blind...

Wine Reviews

Klein Constantia Vin de Constance 2014

If you’re going to discuss which South African wines are in the running for icon status, then you are obliged to include the natural...

Lourensford Chrysalis Red 2015

There’s no accounting for taste - whereas colleague Tim James is positive about the two new top-end wines from Helderberg property Lourensford (see here)...

Wine News

Top wines of July 2018

Here are our four most highly rated wines of last month: Savage The Girl Next Door Syrah 2017 – 97/100 (read original review here) Lourens Family...

Winemag.co.za sold to US investment firm

Winemag.co.za is excited to announce its sale to Eileses Capital, the San Francisco-based investment firm which also recently acquired the two Stellenbosch properties Warwick...


Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report 2018

The fourth annual Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report  is now out. 81 entries were received from 64 producers for this year’s competition and these were...

Merlot Report 2018

The second annual Merlot Report in association with the official producer body known as the Merlot Forum and barrel suppliers Chene South Africa is...

Opinion and Analysis

Tim James: On the new Lourensford flagship wines

Business magnates don’t always make the right decisions – or appoint the right people to do so – when it comes to their wine...

Tim James: Dithering about Cinsaut and Cinsault

Before anyone bitterly accuses me of being unable to write anything without mentioning cinsaut let me admit that it’s occupied more than its fair...


Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Brownies with Ruby Port

Makes for a classic flavour combination. Ingredients - makes 12 large squares: 250g butter 2 cups (400g) caster sugar 3 large free range eggs 1½ cups (200g) of plain...

Mosaic wins prestigious Wine Spectator award

In a first for Africa, Pretoria restaurant Mosaic at the Orient has earned a 2018 Grand Award from the US publication Wine Spectator for...

Ratings Database

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