Here are the 17 finalists from the Wine Label Design Awards 2016 proudly sponsored by Rotolabel. We want you to indicate your favourite towards establishing the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Simply click on the single wine or range to view a larger image and then hit the “thumbs up” to record your vote. […]
Danie de Wet was awarded this year’s 1659 Medal of Honour jointly presented by Groot Constantia and Die Burger at a blessing of the harvest ceremony held on 2 February. The award is given to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the wine industry, Norma Ratcliffe of Warwick receiving it in 2015 and […]
Win lunch for two people to the value of R500 at Bistro Michel in Blubird Shopping Centre, Athol Oaklands. Chef-patron of this Parisienne-styled restaurant is Michel Mourand, previously of the renowned Auberge Michel. The restaurant offers a Plat du Jour featuring classic dishes such as Chicken Cordon Bleu – these are served from Tuesdays to […]
Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Eagles’ Nest Shiraz – 95 (read original post here) Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2014 – 94 (read original post here) Vergelegen Reserve Semillon 2014 – 94 (read original post here)
The South African Sommelier Association (SASA) today hosted the inaugural Best Sommelier of South Africa competition, the winner set to participate at the Best Sommelier of the World competition to be held in Mendoza, Argentina this April. Gareth Ferreira, currently working at a 67 Pall Mall, a wine-focused private club in London as assistant head […]
Appellation Grand Prestige is a special designation for Franschhoek’s best wines. The initiative was launched in 2014 and initially the focus was on three varieties only, these being Chardonnay, Semillon and Cabernet Sauvignon on account of these being considered the strongest performers historically (see more here). Those behind AGP have subsequently sought to strengthen their […]
The two new Cape Winemakers Guild members were announced earlier today: Sebastian Beaumont of Beaumont Family Wines and Carl van der Merwe of DeMorgenzon, bringing the membership count to 48 for 2016. .Miles Mossop, winemaker at Tokara, is the new chairman, taking over from Andries Burger of Paul Cluver Estate.
Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the majority of our top 20 wines of 2015 available for purchase: Wine of the Year: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2013 Price: R696 AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras Cinsault 2014 Price: R275 Adoro Naudé Old Vines Cinsault 2014 Price: R205 B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2014 Price: R180 […]