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Decanter World Wine Awards 2014: Results


The Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 have just been announced. The competition attracted 15 007 entries and the following South African wines featured: International Trophies Bordeaux Varietals under £15 – Hartenberg Cabernet Sauvignon … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Verdelho 2013

KWV The Mentors Verdelho 2013

Yesterday KWV The Mentors new vintage launch at The Test Kitchen in Woodstock. The company was best producer at Veritas in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as well at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show in 2012 and again this year thanks in large part to the wines that … [Read more...]

KWV Classic Collection Cape Pale Dry

By request.

If Jerez de la Frontera can’t get people to drink Sherry nor Porto Port, then why does KWV think it’s time to place more emphasis on its fortifieds? “We keep on winning all these awards and consumers don’t understand why,” says Charlene Engels, … [Read more...]

De Krans Cape Tawny Limited Release

Something for the cold.

The latest incarnation of Tawny from De Krans is extraordinarily pale in colour, fruity and light. There’s cherry but also notes of orange and even lemon plus the spice and nuttiness you’d expect. Now that South African producers are prevented … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2014 results

Results of the thirteenth annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced at the Mount Nelson hotel in Cape Town earlier today. Fairbairn Capital Trophy for Most Successful Producer Overall KWV Miele Trophy for Best Chardonnay, Old Mutual … [Read more...]

Fleur du Cap Noble Late Harvest 2012 vs KWV The Mentors Noble Late Harvest 2012

Sugar rush.

South Africa makes cracking botrytised wines but when to drink them? Sweet food with sweet wine is overwhelming all too often and I prefer the notion of pairing savoury foods with these wines, the theory being that the excellent acidities that these … [Read more...]