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Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results


The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under £15 – Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]

Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2014: Call for entries


The inaugural Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, is open to all South African Chenin Blanc producers. I will be chairing the panel and the other judges are: Jamie … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 results

Results of the thirteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall KWV Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay, Old Mutual … [Read more...]

Concours Mondial 2014 results

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The 2014 Concours Mondial was held over 2 to 4 May in Brussels, Belgium and attracted 8 060 wines from 41 producer countries. Results were announced recently and top performing South African wines were as follows: Grand Gold Medals: Escapades … [Read more...]

International Wine Challenge 2014 results: Tranche 2

The second set of results from the International Wine Challenge 2014 were recently announced. Local wines to win gold were as follows: Constantia Glen Two 2013 DeMorgenzon DMZ Syrah 2012 Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Fleur du Cap … [Read more...]

CE’s Top 20 SA Wineries 2014

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Wine writer Tim James recently conducted a poll to establish a top 20 list of wine producers in South Africa as he has done on an occasional basis since 2001. 29 local and international wine professionals were consulted and the results are available … [Read more...]