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Book now for our blends public tasting – Johannesburg

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top blended wines in the country. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Werner Muller of Iona and Karl Lambour, GM of Tokara. On show will be a selection of the Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from the RisCura White Hot […]

September 12, 2016
by Christian
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Book now for our Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon public tasting – Cape Town

Please join Winemag.co.za for an informative seated tasting of some the top performing wines in the RisCura White Hot Wine Awards. The tasting will be presented by Winemag.co.za editor Christian Eedes along with Jacques du Plessis of Constantia Uitsig and Werner Muller of Iona. Wines included in the line-up: Barton Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2015 Cape […]

September 12, 2016
by Christian
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International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – trophy winners

Local wines to win varietal trophies at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition were as follows: DeMoregenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 Nederburg Private Bin R163 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Neethlingshof Owl Post Pinotage 2014

September 29, 2016
by Christian
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World’s first Pinotage finish whisky launched

Local distiller Three Ships Whisky has launched the world’s first whisky finished in a cask previously used for the maturation of. With only 3500 bottles of the 4000 bottles available for purchase by the public, the Three Ships 15 Year Old Pinotage Cask Finish is the oldest whiskymade in South African to date. The grain […]

September 29, 2016
by Christian
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Buitenverwachting 1769 2014

The 1769 is Buitenverwachting’s answer to Vin de Constance from nearby Klein Constantia, a sweet wine from Muscat de Frontignan. Winemaker Brad Paton explains that he ferments on skins, maturation for the current-release 2014 lasting 10 months in 225-litre barrels, 5% new. On the nose, some citrus blossom before orange, apricot, caramel and some spice. […]

September 29, 2016
by Christian
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Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc 2012

When will general appreciation for aged Sauvignon Blanc take hold in the market place? About the same time as Riesling attracts a meaningful popular following, I would guess. Regardless, the 2012 vintage of Buitenverwachting Husseys Vlei Sauvignon Blanc which winemaker Brad Paton showed at a media lunch yesterday was knock-out. A very wide spectrum of […]

September 29, 2016
by Christian
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AA Badenhorst Family Wines Raaigras Grenache 2015

From a 1951 vineyard planted on the Badenhorst’s Swartland farm. The 2015 is utterly captivating. The nose is very forthcoming, the first impression being of wild strawberry and raspberry but there is also a floral note – more rose than lavender  –  as well as coriander and other spices. The palate possesses lovely form – […]

September 28, 2016
by Christian
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Brakkuil Barbarossa 2015

The old dark-skinned grape vines  on Wimpie Bouwer’s property in the St Helena ward of the Swartland was originally thought to be Cinsaut but after investigations by research institute Nietvoorbij, were identified as Barbarossa, a lesser-known Italian grape which was apparently planted locally in the first half of the 20th century but then deregistered. Enter […]

September 28, 2016
by Christian
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Michael Fridjhon: Succession Crisis? What succession crisis?

There’s no one who seriously disputes that the Cape wine industry has made enormous progress in the past decade. From playing serious catch-up after 1994, and achieving something of a middle-of-the-road equilibrium by 2010, it has powered ahead, garnering critical acclaim, stronger-than-ever exports, and a real visibility amongst modern wine aficionados all over the world. […]

September 28, 2016
by Michael Fridjhon
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Marthélize Tredoux: Is the SA wine industry too segmented?

We came. We listened. But where does that leave us in terms of innovation? That’s the question I have been asking myself after the WineLands “Igniting Innovation” seminar last week. Before we get into that, a quick overview of the day’s speakers and discussions, to create some context. Both key-note speakers were superb. Dr. Morné […]

September 27, 2016
by Marthelize Tredoux
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