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2014 Amorim MCC Challege Results

GM in action.

The results of the 14th annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge are as follows: Best Vintage Brut, Overall Winner: Domaines des Dieux 2009 Best Brut Non-Vintage: Lords Best Rosé Non-Vintage: Graham Beck Brut Rosé Best Rosé … [Read more...]

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014 results


Earlier today, the International Wine and Spirits Competition announced the results of regional judging for South Africa, Chile and Argentina to coincide with Wines of The Beautiful South exhibition in London. Local wines winning the top accolade … [Read more...]

Wine Judging Academy 2015: Applications open

Leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon will again be running his wine judging academy from 23 to 25 January next year at the Grand Roche hotel in Paarl . Course fee: R6 995. To apply, download the following: 2015 Wine Judging Academy Application … [Read more...]

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2014 winners

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Results of the inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 126 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Bellingham The Old … [Read more...]

Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2014 winners


The winners of the 18th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition are as follows: Allée Bleue 2012 Bellingham The Bernard Series Bush Vine 2013 Beyerskloof Diesel 2011 Delheim Vera Cruz Estate 2012 Diemersdal Reserve 2013 Rijk’s … [Read more...]

New Cab clone planted at Ernie Els Wines

Men at work.

The Proprietor’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 was rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2014 and Louis Strydom, winemaker and managing director at this Helderberg winery, is backing Cab in a big way.  It makes up some 55% of the 45ha under vine here and yesterday … [Read more...]