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The Michael Fridjhon Wine Experience 2016

In 1996, the rand-dollar exchange rate was 4.3 and today it is 14.11. Back then, Chateau Lafite Rothschild 1990 cost R900 per bottle while the 2010 vintage will cost you in the region of R15 000. The 20th anniversary Michael Fridjhon Wine Experience was held this past weekend – convener Fridjhon saying that with the […]

September 19, 2016
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Nederburg Auction 2016 sales figures

Total sales were just under R7.6 million for 10 506 litres of wine at this year’s Nederburg Auction – average price per litre equating to R740, an all-time record surpassing the previous high of R597 achieved in 2014. Tsogo Sun was the top buyer, with a total spend of just over R1 million, followed by […]

September 19, 2016
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Forrester Vineyards signs major international partnership deal

Forrester Vineyards Pty. Ltd has signed a partnership deal with AdVini, a French wine distribution company listed on the Paris stock exchange. This will open up new markets to the brand. AdVini has acquired a significant share of the Ken Forrester wine brand.  Ken Forrester will remain as Chief Executive Officer to manage the business. […]

September 16, 2016
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Douglas Green Sherry – produced and bottled in Spain

DGB has launched a range of authentic Spanish Sherry range sourced from leading producer Caballero and sold under the Douglas Green label consisting of a Pale Cream, Medium Dry and Cream Sherry, the wines designated No.1, No.2 and No. 3, according to time in barrel and hence colour. All perfectly drinkable, they have a recommended […]

September 15, 2016
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2016 Amorim MCC Challenge Results

There were a total of 113 entries in this year’s annual Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, results as follows: Best Brut, Overall Winner: Anura Brut 2011 Best Rosé: J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé 2010 Best Blanc de Blanc Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV Best Museum Class: J.C. Le Roux Scintilla Vintage Reserve 2008 Frans Malan […]

September 14, 2016
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Book now for our blends public tasting – Johannesburg

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top blended wines in the country. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Werner Muller of Iona and Karl Lambour, GM of Tokara. On show will be a selection of the Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from the RisCura White Hot […]

September 12, 2016
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Book now for our Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon public tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Jacques du Plessis of Constantia Uitsig and Werner Muller of Iona. Wines included in the line-up: Barton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 Cape […]

September 12, 2016
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Buy now! SA’s best Bordeaux-style white blends available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Tokara Director’s Reserve 2014 – 94 points Price: R260 Constantia Uitsig Natura Vista White 2014 – 93 points Price: R155 Gabriëlskloof Magdalena The Landscape Series 2015 – 87 points Price: R240

September 8, 2016
by Christian
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