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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...

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

Diemersdal Wild Horseshoe Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Durbanville property Diemersdal is a real Sauvignon Blanc powerhouse - of the 200ha of own vineyards plus the 130ha under long-term rental, 140ha are...

City on a Hill Chenin Blanc 2017

André Bruyns, assistant winemaker to David and Nadia Sadie of the Swartland, has expanded his range of own-label wines, a Chenin Blanc and a...

Wine News

Eileses Capital statement regarding acquisition of Winemag.co.za

San Francisco, August 3 2018 Eileses Capital is glad to have acquired Winemag.co.za as the premier mouthpiece regarding South African fine wine and the intention...

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...

Reports

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...

Food

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...

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