The Wine Label Design Awards/Beer Label Design Awards 2018: Call for Entries

Entries for the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards are now open. The awards are proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel and are convened by Winemag.co.za – Wine magazine was published from 1993 until 2011 and now lives on in digital form. Cape Town advertising and design […]

January 8, 2018
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One new Cape Winemakers Guild member announced

Warren Ellis of Neil Ellis Wines has joined the Cape Winemakers Guild, bringing total membership to 50 (Danie Steytler of Kaapzicht steps down as Producing Member of the Cape Winemakers Guild as of next year). Membership is by invitation only and is extended to winemakers who have been responsible for the production of outstanding wines […]

December 8, 2017
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Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat Sauvginon Blanc as no more than a cash cow, Klein Constantia’s Matt Day approaches the variety with both rigour and enthusiasm. The result is a number of striking examples, […]

December 4, 2017
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Top six wines of November 2017

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2015 – 97 (read original review here) Lismore Reserve Chardonnay 2016 – 96 (read original review here) Dornier Siren Syrah 2015 – 95 (read orginal review here)                                                                              ..

December 1, 2017
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Wine Enthusiast’s Best of the Year 2017 lists – how SA features

A few SA wines feature on the Best of the Year lists of US publication Wine Enthusiast. These are: The Enthusiast 100 of 2017 76th place: Meerlust Chardonnay 2014 – 92 points 98th place: DeMorgenzon Maestro White 2014 – 92 points Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2017 62nd place: De Toren Book 17 XVII 2014 […]

November 27, 2017
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Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2017

The following awards announced last night: Young Winemaker of the Year: Wade Roger-Lund – Jordan Blanc de Blancs Méthode Cap Classique 2015 (category: any white wine) Winemaker of the Year: Christiaan Groenewald  – Eagle’s Cliff Pinotage 2017 (category: Pinotage)

November 26, 2017
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Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2017 – two SA wines

Each year, the editors of US publication Wine Spectator  survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select their Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. SA took two places in 2017: 49. Rust en Vrede Syrah 2014 – […]

November 21, 2017
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Wine Judging Academy 2018: Applications open

Leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon will again be running his wine judging academy from Thursday 5 April to Saturday 7 April next year at the Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town. The cost for the course is R8 795.00 per person inclusive of VAT, all meals, accommodation and course materials. Applications close on 15 December 2017. […]

November 16, 2017
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