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Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2018

In conjunction with Tonnellerie Saint Martin, Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the second annual Pinot Noir Report. There were 36 entries from 26 producers...

Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018: Call for entries

In conjunction with multinational financial services company Prescient, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the eighth annual Chardonnay Report. Wines will be tasted blind by a...

Wine Reviews

Storm Vrede Chardonnay 2017

Hannes Storm is the poster boy for top-end Pinot Noir but you shouldn’t overlook his Vrede Chardonnay, the 2017 recently tasted at Cape Wine. Grapes...

Lismore Reserve Syrah 2017

The Reserve Syrah from Greyton property Lismore is fantastic. Winemaking involved 40% whole-bunch fermentation before maturation lasting 10 months in 500-litre barrels. The nose...

Wine News

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 results

The results of the SA judging sessions of the International Wine and Spirits Competition 2018 were announced today. Local wines winning the top accolade...

Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2018

The sixth annual Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report is now out, the British journalist and Master of Wine awarding his first ever 100-point...

Reports

Sweet Wine Report 2018

The inaugural Sweet Wine Report is now out, the focus being on 1) Natural Sweet; 2) Noble Late Harvest; 3) Straw Wine; 4) Hanepoot...

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...

Opinion and Analysis

Tamlyn Currin: Interview with Callan Williams of The Garajeest

The young woman opposite me, with extraordinary wide-open, pyrite-coloured eyes rimmed in thick dark kohl, took a little leather bomber jacket off, and began...

Michael Fridjhon: 100-point scores, cultural cringe and imperial condescension

The pricing crisis of the South African wine industry worked its way towards a climax at Cape Wine 2018 earlier this month. DGB released...

Food

Restaurant review: Prashad Café

Krishan Peters is standing behind the counter of Prashad Café in Kloof Street. He’s wearing an Origin coffee apron; there’s a big, shiny coffee...

Restaurant review: Burger & Brew

Prior to the lunch date that I am about to describe I don’t think that I had ever been to the Johannesburg suburb of...

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