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Buy now! SA’s best Bordeaux-style red blends available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 – 94 points Price: R340 Mveme Raats MR de Compostella 2014 – 93 points Price: R1 050 Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2014 – 92 points Price: R185 Vriesenhof Kallista […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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SA Pinot Noir vs Burgundy

Winemag.co.za’s favourite retailer Wine Cellar has started a new series of tastings which sees SA’s best pitted against “international benchmarks” (see the full programme here) and last night saw Pinot Noir under scrutiny – four local examples up against two from Burgundy in a blind taste-off. With the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration still fresh in […]

February 18, 2016
by Christian
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Buy now! Top 20 wines available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the majority of our top 20 wines of 2015 available for purchase: Wine of the Year: Sadie Family Wines Columella 2013 Price: R696 AA Badenhorst Family Wines Ramnasgras Cinsault 2014 Price: R275 Adoro Naudé Old Vines Cinsault 2014 Price: R205 B Vintners Haarlem to Hope 2014 Price: R180 […]

December 7, 2015
by Christian
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Boekenhoutskloof tutored tasting

Having resolved to forsake wine dinners and other promotional activities some five years ago, Marc Kent of Boekenhoutskloof is back on the road again after the failure of any of his wines to rate 5 Stars in the 2016 edition of Platter’s. “I’m still sulking but I’ll get over it and we’ll be back,” he […]

November 26, 2015
by Christian
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Tim James: SA legends vs the world

A most remarkable tasting was held in Cape Town last Friday evening. Some 15 people paid quite a bit of money to sit down at a table at Aubergine restaurant and work though five pairs of wines – one South African and one foreign in each pair. The oldest two wines were from 1948, the […]

July 27, 2015
by Tim James
with 8 Comments

Wine Cellar own-label wines

Wine Cellar, local merchants and cellarers of fine wine, recently launched a Chenin Blanc and a Syrah under its own label. Both W.O. Swartland, they are made by Ryan Mostert of new winery Terra Cura. Wine Cellar Chenin Blanc 2014 Price: R139 An enticing nose of peach, apricot and even a little pineapple plus spice […]

July 17, 2015
by Christian
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Wine Cellar opens new tasting room

Wine Cellar, the Cape Town firm which brokers and cellars fine wine, used to conduct its tastings in an underground and, it must be said, slightly dingy room. Recently, however, this has changed. Space was found upstairs and interior design company Xperiencemakers were called in to lend a professional touch – the tasting room is […]

April 30, 2015
by Christian Eedes
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The best white wine in South Africa?

Billed as a “social experiment”, Wine Cellar yesterday hosted the “SA Luxury White Taste-Off” featuring 12 wines priced over R300 a bottle, the selection blind-tasted simultaneously by an audience of 37 in Cape Town and 34 in Johannesburg, a ticket to participate costing R450 per person. Here’s how I ranked them: 1. Alheit Vineyards Magnetic […]

February 5, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 7 Comments
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