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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
by Christian
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Recipe: Pasta Arrabiata

The heat is on. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ¼ cup (60ml) white wine 1 tbsp (15ml) tomato paste 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 tin tomatoes 1 sprig fresh […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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Michael Fridjhon: On blind vs sighted tastings

It’s a bit of an old chestnut, but every time a well-known wine performs badly at a properly managed blind tasting, there’s no shortage of otherwise intelligent people wishing to take a tilt at the process or the judges, but never at the wine.The whole point about a blind tasting is that the wine is […]

June 23, 2016
by Michael Fridjhon
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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 2016. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Boela Gerber of Groot Constantia and Carl Schultz of Hartenberg. Wines included in the line-up: Creation Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot […]

June 22, 2016
by Christian
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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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De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2015

What is striking about the nose of the Chenin Blanc 2015 from Stellenbosch producer De Trafford is a dried grass, almost thatch-like quality to go with citrus and white peach as well as a little spice. The palate is medium bodied and currently quite closed down. There is, however, a good core of fruit along […]

June 22, 2016
by Christian
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Durbanville Hills The Tangram 2012

Durbanville Hills Wines has launched The Tangram 2012, a Bordeaux-style red blend, total production amounting to 1 659 bottles and set to sell for R875.  Supposedly under construction since the cellar’s first ever vintage in 1999, it’s a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, matured […]

June 22, 2016
by Christian
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Bosman Family Vineyards Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir 2015

Two new wines from the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde vineyards tended by Bosman Family Vineyards. Bosman Family Vineyards Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnay 2015 Price: R100 Matured for nine months, a third in new French oak, the rest in tank. Pear, white peach and citrus. Pure fruit and bright acidity with very little oak in evidence making for a […]

June 21, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments
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