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2014 CWG Auction wines rated

One for the freaks and geeks.

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 … [Read more...]

The importance of reading tasting notes

All things are relative.

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 … [Read more...]

Hatzidakis Santorini 2012

It's all Greek to me.

Last night I was a guest at a Cape Winemakers Guild technical tasting featuring unusual varieties with potential for production in South Africa. Presented by David Trafford of De Trafford in Stellenbosch. In putting together the line-up, Trafford … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Which of these two will be next to join the Cape Winemakers Guild?

Andrea Mullineux and Nadia Newton Johnson.

With Rianie Strydom being the only female member of the 45-strong Cape Winemakers Guild, Andrea Mullineux (left) and Nadia Newton Johnson both have strong claims on joining the organisation. Mullineux, along with husband Chris, makes wines under the … [Read more...]

Terroir Al Límit Dits del Terra 2008 vs. Terroir Al Límit Les Manyes 2008

Site specific.

A tasting of nine wines from Priorat courtesy of the Cape Winemakers Guild last night and presented by Eben Sadie, who has made wine there since 2001. Shades of Iggy Pop addressing the Freemasons but really worthwhile despite that. A potted … [Read more...]

Steve Tanzer rates the 2011 CWG Auction wines

International Wine Cellar

Steve Tanzer of US publication International Wine Cellar recently announced his ratings of the wines to be sold at this year’s Cape Winemakers Guild auction. Tanzer’s top scoring wine on 94 points is the Ernie Els CWG 2009 followed by Waterford … [Read more...]