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Elio Grasso Gavarini Langhe Nebbiolo 2011

Yesterday a year to the day that Neil Grant, previously sommelier at Rust en Vrede, opened Burrata Restaurant at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock and by coincidence, we’d booked for dinner. “Yip, we have beaten the stats & made it to our 1st BD” tweeted Grant earlier in the day and this restaurant really [...]

March 3, 2013
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The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011

Yesterday a fascinating tasting of the different components that make up the The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc hosted by Bellingham winemaker Niël Groenewald. He describes his ultimate Chenin as having 1) balance 2) clarity and purity of fruit, 3) seamless integration of oak, 4) layers of flavour, 5) minerality, 6) freshness, 7) fleshiness [...]

September 26, 2012
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Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2011 results

Sales at the 27th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild auction held at Spier in Stellenbosch today amounted to R5 286 700, turnover up by R1.4 million from 2010. The auction attracted 122 buyers this year including 19 offshore with a total of 2 955 cases sold at an average price of R1 789 per case equivalent of [...]

October 1, 2011
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Five Nations Wine Challenge 2011 results

Results of the Five Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile New Zealand and South Africa have been announced. This competition is an adaption of the Tri Nations Wine Challenge which dates from 2003 and previously involved only Australia, New Zealand and South Africa but has now been expanded. South Africa tended to come a [...]

September 10, 2011
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2011 CWG auction wines rated

Earlier today the Cape Winemakers Guild facilitated a blind tasting of the wines to be sold at this year’s auction by a group of local wine journalist, the venue being Nitida Cellars in Durbanville. Those participating included Tim James of The Mail & Guardian and, Angela Lloyd of, Cathy Marston of, Neil Pendock [...]

August 16, 2011
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Platter’s 2011: Wines rated Five Stars

The 2011 edition of Platter’s South African Wine Guide was launched yesterday, featuring over 6 000 wines from more than 800 producers, including 58 newcomers. The guide includes 58 wines rated Five Stars, of which 24 were red, 23 were white, five were unfortified sweet wine, four were Port and two were Méthode Cap Classique. [...]

November 17, 2010
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