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The Drift Gift Horse Barbera 2013

“Innovation and diversity” are apparently what the line-up of the upcoming Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction signifies but I beg to differ. Chardonnay from Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon from Le Riche, Merlot and Shiraz from Schultz of Hartenberg and Pinotage from both Truter of Beryerskloof and Beeslaar of Kanonkop is about as safe as you could [...]

August 24, 2015
by Christian
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2015 CWG Auction wines rated

The 31th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 3 October 2015. The line-up comprises a total of 55 different wines (34 red wines, 17 white wines, three Méthode Cap Classiques and a straw wine) and I recently attended a sighted pre-auction tasting. Stand-out wines as follows: [...]

August 17, 2015
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Waterford Estate Auction Reserve 2005

Wines made for the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction often get criticised for being overdone but the Waterford Estate Auction Reserve 2005 drunk last night was looking marvellous. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 10% Malbec, it was matured for 23 months in French oak, no indication given by the CWG site as [...]

February 7, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 4 Comments

Boplaas 1880 Ox Wagon Reserve 8 Year Potstill Brandy

The Boplaas 1880 Ox Wagon Reserve 8 Year Potstill Brandy is as fine a liquor product as I’ve drunk all year. My first encounter with it was during the blind tasting of wines put forward for this year’s Cape Winemakers Guild Auction where I scored it 93/100. Drinking a bottle over the last few nights, [...]

November 26, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 3 Comments

Tim James: Cape Winemakers Guild membership scrutinised

This year’s Cape Winemakers Guild Auction is now done – very successfully, and with encouraging suggestions that there are a number of rich people out there, including local and foreign diners at certain restaurants, willing to spend a lot of money on Cape wine (much more once Mr Pick of the Butcher Shop & Grill [...]

October 13, 2014
by Tim James
with 0 Comments

Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2014 sales figures

Sales at the 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held today amounted to R11 929 600, 42% up on the 2013 turnover of R8 401 400 million and a new record. Tsogo Sun was the biggest buyer spending close on R2.47 million. Next was Alan Pick of the Butcher Shop & Grill on almost R1.9 [...]

October 4, 2014
by Christian Eedes
with 0 Comments

2014 CWG Auction wines rated

The 30th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at the Spier Conference Centre, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 4 October 2014. There are a record 62 wines on offer and I attended a blind tasting held for the media yesterday. Stand-out wines as follows: 93 Boplaas 1880 Ox Wagon Reserve 8 Year Potstill Brandy Deep amber [...]

August 14, 2014
by Christian
with 8 Comments

The importance of reading tasting notes

Yesterday during pizza with friends two contrasting wines, the first being Tobias Red 2012 and the second Jordan Cape Winemakers Guild Sophia 2007. The Tobias is a blend of Mourvedre, Shiraz and Cinsaut from the Swartland-based Bryan MacRobert and has an approximate retail price of R90 a bottle and the Jordan from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet [...]

November 15, 2013
by Christian
with 3 Comments
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