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Cameron Ewart-Smith: Five Fab Winelands Picnics for Summer 2018/2019

When it comes to picnics I have no luck. Don’t get me wrong, the thought of picnicking is fantastic. And picnicking in the winelands,...

Joanne Gibson: Yule Thank Us – Christmas in the winelands

If the thought of slaving over a hot stove this silly season has you feeling more Claus-trophobic than Santa-mental, there’s no need to brace...

RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016 results

Results of the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 59 entries...

Top five wines of May 2016

Here are our most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 - 95 (read original review here) Boplaas...

SA wine corporates in the spotlight

“It’s one thing to make 4 000 litres of high quality wine and another altogether to make 40 000 litres,’ observed Spier cellarmaster Frans...

Jordan Reserve Collection Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Rebecca Constable, wine product developer for Woolworths, says there are three key attributes to the retailer’s offering: 1) what’s on offer is often award...

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are...

Spier Frans K Smit 2009

Stylistic trends may well be overtaking the Frans K Smit, the top-end red blend from Spier. Maiden vintage being 2004, the winemaking approach has...