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RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the third annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 30 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 21 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The 2011 vintage from renowned Pessac-Léognan producer Domaine de Chevalier was included in the [...]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
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Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition 2015 winners

Results of the 19th annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition were announced today. There were 154 entries in total and the winners are as follows: Altydgedacht 2013 Ayama 2013 Diemerdal Reserve 2014 Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage 2013 Groot Constantia Pinotage 2013 Kanonkop 2012 Neethlingshof 2014 Overhex Wines International Survivor 2014 Rijk’s Reserve 2011 Windmeul Reserve [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
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Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2015 winners

Results of the second annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, convened by the producer body known as the Chenin Blanc Association, are now out. There were 145 entries in total and the winning wines are as follows: Aeternitas Wines 2010 Price: R120 Boutinot Tea Leaf 2014 Price: R74 DeMorgenzon Reserve 2014 Price: R210 [...]

August 28, 2015
by Christian
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Tim Atkin MW’s South Africa Special Report 2015 released

Tim Atkin MW has released his third annual South Africa Special Report. The publication, which runs to almost 150 pages, includes wines and winemakers of the year for the first time, these being: Winemaker of the Year: Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines Young Winemaker of the Year: Morné Vrey of Delaire Graff Overall White [...]

August 26, 2015
by Christian
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Raats Family Wines wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine was the MR de Compostella and the prize for producing this a new top-of-range 225-litre Grande Reserve Château Tradition barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at €855 (equivalent to R11 885 at the current exchange rate). De Compostella is made in the Raats Family Wines cellar [...]

August 6, 2015
by Christian
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Bordeaux-style red blend public tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Bruwer Raats of MR de Compostella and David van Velden of Overgaauw. Wines included in the line-up: Diemersdal Private Collection 2013 [...]

August 6, 2015
by Christian
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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends are now out. 85 entries from 64 producers were received and these were tasted blind (labels out of site) by the three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. Wines to rate 90 points or higher were as follows: 92 [...]

August 5, 2015
by Christian
with 7 Comments

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2015: Call for submissions

Announcing the third annual White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends, convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by RisCura, a global financial services provider. A tasting is proposed to identify the best in the country and producers are invited to submit. Conditions of participation are: 1) wines submitted must be current release or soon to [...]

July 27, 2015
by Christian
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