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Tim James: The stylistic vagaries of SA Port-style wines

I’ve been thinking, rather unfashionably, about port. Rather unseasonably too, perhaps, as we move into spring and most people seem to associate drinking fortified wines (if they drink them at all) with winter. Not me – when willing to confront the alcohol and the calories, I’m happy to drink it all the year round, especially […]

September 19, 2016
by Tim James
with 3 Comments

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
by Christian
with 0 Comments

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
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Boschkloof Epilogue Syrah 2014

Tim Atkin MW made the Epilogue Syrah 2014 from Boschkloof in Stellenbosch his Overall Red Wine of the Year with a score of 98 on the 100-point quality scale in his South Africa Special Report 2016 (available for purchase here) and it is indeed a remarkable wine. On the nose, red and black berries, fynbos, […]

September 16, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Grand Constance 2013

Today the unveiling of a bottle of Grand Constance 1821 by Dr Ernest Messina, chairman of the board of the Groot Constantia Trust, the item recently acquired when  auctioned online by Catawiki for the amount of $1 717 (equivalent to R24 677). It’s set to be the centre-piece at the Cloete Cellar, which is currently […]

September 15, 2016
by Christian
with 0 Comments

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
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Colmant Brut Chardonnay NV

The official overall winner at this year’s Méthode Cap Classique Challenge sponsored by cork supplier Amorim was the Anura Brut 2011, but to my mind the Colmant Brut Chardonnay which won best Blanc de Blanc was the stand-out wine. From 70% Franschhoek and 30% Robertson fruit, it spent 45 months on the lees (the base […]

September 14, 2016
by Christian
with 1 Comment

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
by Christian
with 2 Comments
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