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Tokara appoints new GM

Tokara in Stellenbosch is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Lambour as general manager, taking over from Gerrie Wagener who passed away earlier this year. Lambour has been GM of Grande Provence in Franschhoek for the past four years. A graduate of the University of Stellenbosch, he holds both B.Sc. Forestry Science and B.Sc. […]

June 29, 2016
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Groot Constantia wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards was the Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 and the prize for producing this a 300-litre Selection range barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at approximately R14 000. Here Jean Daneel, who is Sylvain’s representative in South Africa can be seen with winemaker Boela […]

June 23, 2016
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Buy now! SA’s best Bordeaux-style red blends available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 – 94 points Price: R340 Mveme Raats MR de Compostella 2014 – 93 points Price: R1 050 Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2014 – 92 points Price: R185 Vriesenhof Kallista […]

June 23, 2016
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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016 results

Results of the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 59 entries from 46 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 […]

June 22, 2016
by Christian
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Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge 2016: Call for entries

Entries for the third annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge are now open and all South African Chenin Blanc producers are welcome to enter. The wines will be judged over three days from 5 to 7 July. The panel includes chairperson Christian Eedes; Jamie Goode, a London-based wine writer and judge, Higgo Jacobs, […]

June 15, 2016
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Decanter World Wine Awards 2016: Results

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 have just been announced. The competition attracted nearly 16 000 entries and the following South African wines featured: Platinum – Best in Show (previously International Trophy) DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Platinum medals Cederberg Shiraz 2014 Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2012 Paul Cluver Riesling Noble Late Harvest 2014 Spier […]

June 14, 2016
by Christian
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Laurium Capital Signature Red Blend Report 2016: Call for entries

In conjunction with Laurium Capital, an asset management firm, Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the first Signature Red Blend Report, the focus being wines which are distinctive of their originators and draw particular attention in the market place. So-called Rhône-style blends, Cape Blends and all other proprietorial red blends are permissible but Bordeaux-style blends are […]

June 13, 2016
by Christian
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Top five wines of May 2016

Here are our most highly rated current-release wines of the last month: Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 – 95 (read original review here) Boplaas Cape Tawny Bin 1880 – 94 (read original review here) Delaire Graff Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2013 – 94 (read original review here) Spier Woolworths Private Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 […]

June 1, 2016
by Christian
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