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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016: Call for entries

In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the second annual Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends, the style defined as wines made from two or more of the following varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Petit Verdot (no other varieties permitted). Wines will be […]

April 25, 2016
by Christian
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Rall White 2015

Though Donovan Rall’s first bottling was as recent as 2008, his credentials are now very much established and the question concerning new releases becomes how do they compare to previous vintages. His white blend, which is typically Chenin Blanc driven with various portions of Verdelho, Chardonnay and Viognier, is always a wine of some weight […]

May 3, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: On the importance of decent wine glasses

A hi-fi geek friend told me that the first thing anyone eager to improve their sound equipment should do is upgrade all the cabling, especially the speaker wires: it’s comparatively cheap and entirely effective. I can think of two equivalent lessons for beginners in learning to get the most out of their wine. The first […]

May 2, 2016
by Tim James
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Welgemeend Reserve 1995

In 1999, I moved into an apartment in the Cape Town suburb of Gardens, the building situated in Welgemeend Street, which runs perpendicular to Hofmeyr Street. The late Billy Hofmeyr of Paarl property Welgemeend was, of course, made South Africa’s first Bordeaux-style red blend in 1979 and was succeeded by his daughter Louise in 1992. […]

May 2, 2016
by Christian
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Top six wines of April 2016

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: B Vintners Liberté Pinotage 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Arendsig Inspirational Batch 3 Chenin Blanc 2015 – 94 (read original review here) Mullineux White 2014 – 94 (read original review here) Porseleinberg 2014 – 94 (read original review here) Rall […]

May 1, 2016
by Christian
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Do we need affirmative action for reds?

When it comes to wine assessment, calibrations are a pretty big deal. How to rate a big-name wine which underwhelms or conversely a supposedly humble offering which charms and delights? It’s handy therefore to encounter a wine like the Grenache Blanc 2015 from Donovan Rall, the class of which is so self-evident it quickly re-establishes […]

April 29, 2016
by Christian
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Holden Manz Cabernet Franc Reserve 2014

How to understand single-varietal Cabernet Franc in the South African context? If the talking point about the currently available Raats 2013 is just how particularly leafy it is aromatically (see here) then the Holden Manz Reserve 2014 provides an interesting counterpoint being much more about fruit power. The Holden Manz wine has an alcohol of […]

April 28, 2016
by Christian
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Morgenster Nabucco 2013

Yesterday a tasting of the new releases from Morgenster in Somerset West. Pick of the bunch was the Bordeaux-style Reserve 2012 which rated 91 on the 100-point scale in last year’s RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards and again showed very well. Wine Cellar price: R395 a bottle. Whereas the Reserve 2012 is a blend of […]

April 27, 2016
by Christian
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Recipe: Leek and potato soup

Smooth and creamy. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 3 leeks, washed and finely sliced 400g peeled potatoes, cubed 4 cups (1l) vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup (125ml) cream salt and freshly ground pepper 10g fresh chives, finely chopped Method: Heat a little oil in a […]

April 26, 2016
by Christian
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