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Is SA wine judging stuck in the past?

Everything changes, everything stays the same.

Over the weekend, I chanced across the SAA winelist for June 2000, a family member’s holiday momento. The wines in business class were Eikendal Chardonnay 1998 and Darling Cellars Groenekloof Pinotage 1998 while the so-called premier selection wines … [Read more...]

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines White 2007

A "sex is on fire" kind of wine.

With the second annual Swartland Revolution set to take place on 11.11.11 plus the following day, expect saturation social media coverage of the wines from Adi Badenhorst, Andrea and Chris Mullineux and Eben Sadie as well as host of other indie … [Read more...]

2011 CWG auction wines rated

Something for everyone.

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 … [Read more...]

J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé MCC 2006


If you believe in indy rock ‘n roll, then last year’s Wine magazine Cap Classique Challenge results must have really sucked: best Non-Vintage to evil empire Distell (Pongrácz), best Rosé to evil empire Distell (Pongrácz), best Vintage to wanna-be … [Read more...]

New Whisky magazine to launch


Who says Old Media is dead? Whisky is South Africa's latest niche title magazine, to be edited by Fiona McDonald, who used to head up Wine magazine. She will be supported by celebrity chef Mike Bassett as food editor, the experienced Stuart Johnston … [Read more...]

Topical pic: Stranveld’s Conrad and Suzan Vlok celebrate success

Top stuff.

Pictured alongside are Conrad and Suzan Vlok of Elim property Strandveld, who have  two wines in Wine magazine’s 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, namely First Sighting 2009 (from multiple vineyards and including 9% Semillon) and Strandveld 2010 (single … [Read more...]