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Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2016

Results of the second annual Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town. The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as […]

February 24, 2016
by Christian
with 8 Comments

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2015

The fifth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point quality […]

October 28, 2015
by Christian
with 0 Comments

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 South African 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 […]

September 2, 2015
by Christian
with 5 Comments

RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa 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 […]

August 5, 2015
by Christian
with 7 Comments

The Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2015

The fourth annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 of South Africa’s most high-profile examples, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. Wines to rate 90 or higher on the 100-point scale were as follows: 93 […]

May 13, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 8 Comments

Results of the Wine Label Design Awards 2015

Results of the Wine Label Design Awards proudly sponsored by Rotolabel were announced earlier this evening at Beau Constantia. The big winner was BLANKbottle which received a gold award for wines in a series, the People’s Choice Award and the Grand Prix. Winemaker Pieter Walser sources grapes from across the winelands, designs his own labels […]

February 17, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 3 Comments

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2014: Top 10 wines

The fourth annual Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report presented in conjunction with Sanlam Private Wealth is now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 60 high-profile wines, either currently available or soon to be released, and then subjecting them to a blind tasting. The top 10 wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Hartenberg The Eleanor […]

October 17, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 5 Comments

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2014: Top Three Wines

Results of the second annual RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 41 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 33 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind tasting. The top three wines were as follows: FIVE STARS Highlands Road Sine Cera 2012 Price: […]

September 4, 2014
by Christian
with 9 Comments
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