Grande Provence wins Michelangelo Double Gold and Gold medals
by Editor on 02 October 2018
Grande Provence, the landmark heritage wine estate in Franschhoek, has excelled at the 2018 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards securing a Double Gold and Gold medal for two of its wines. The Double Gold medal, which is only awarded to 10% of the entrants, was garnered by the flagship blend, The Grande Provence White 2016. British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin also lauded this wine in his highly regarded ...
New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
by Editor on 01 October 2018
New wine record at 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Strict selection criteria and a finely tuned line-up paid off at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction held in the Stellenbosch winelands over the weekend with a higher than expected turnover exceeding R10,5 million and a new record price for red wine. Total sales amounted to R10 593 760 this year with the average price per case at R5 265 a...
Stellar praise for Hartenberg Estate by leading industry commentators
by Editor on 20 September 2018
Last week the buzz in the wine industry was electric, with the start of Cape Wine 2018, as well as the release of Tim Atkin MW’s highly anticipated annual review of South African wine. Included in the lineup of producers reviewed, Hartenberg Wine Estate, situated in the iconic Stellenbosch Winelands, not only received Cape First Growth status, but 11 of their wines were scored 90+ points. The Stork Shiraz 2014 ...
Soak up Summer with De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Regarded as one of SA’s leading port producers De Krans Wine Cellar, situated in Calitzdorp, has also built a reputation for producing a range of unique and superb wines from classical varieties. With the emphasis on unique yet traditional, consumers will enjoy the new vintage unwooded De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018 – perfect enjoyment for the long Summer days! What makes De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc s...
Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea set to attract who’s who of South African businesswomen
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Sit down to an intimate High Tea with some of South Africa’s most dynamic, impressive and influential women at this year’s Woman’s Lifestyle Expo (#WLE2018). Guests will be treated to a sumptuous tea while hearing how these phenomenal women managed to achieve their success; balancing demanding careers and motherhood and still managing to embrace their femininity. This sumptuous networking opportunity – brough...
Carne SA champions rare vintage wines
by Editor on 19 September 2018
Carne SA champions rare vintage wines A well-aged steak is at its best when enjoyed with a well-matured red wine and at Carne SA, Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava takes great pride in serving his guests some of the finest South African and Italian wines. Offering wine lovers even more value at his dedicated Cape Town eatery in Keerom Street, Nava has introduced a special Vintage Collection of well-known flagship w...
95 At Morgenster brings an Italian summer revival to the Winelands
by Editor on 17 September 2018
95 At Morgenster brings an Italian summer revival to the Winelands Savour modern Italian dishes at their best in the Cape Winelands this summer at Chef Giorgio Nava’s 95 At Morgenster, reopening for the season from 4 October 2018. 95 At Morgenster, established in 2015 as an Italian collaboration of authentic Italian food, top class wines and olive oil, brings a contemporary twist to the magnificent surroundi...
New Constantia Glen flagship vintage is already shooting out the lights
by Editor on 13 September 2018
New Constantia Glen flagship vintage is already shooting out the lights The much anticipated 2014 Constantia Glen FIVE has triumphed on the world stage with rave reviews from leading international wine commentators scoring the wine with a slew of 90+ points. Just released, the 2014 vintage of Constantia Glen’s flagship red has cracked the nod with 92/100 from Neal Martin and Tim Atkin MW, both highly respect...
Serve up a pink salt feast - Himalayan Salt Cooking book
by Editor on 12 September 2018
On Wednesday, 1 August 2018 the Salty Sistas served up a fiesta of pink recipes at the luxurious five-star urban resort Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, courtesy of their new Himalayan Salt Cooking book. Paired with exquisite beverages such as Pierre Jourdan MCC, Haute Cabrière wines and S. Pellegrino mineral water the feast came together seamlessly, showcasing the versatility of Himalayan crystal salt gastrono...
Spier Chenin Blanc crowned best in the WORLD!
by Editor on 12 September 2018
The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 has received the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy – beating all other Chenin Blanc wines entered into this competition to be crowned the world’s best. “We are thrilled that our flagship Chenin has received such a prestigious award,” says Spier’s cellar master Frans Smit. “This trophy – along with the wine’s othe...
Steenberg Sauvignon Blancs ace Tim Atkin’s SA Report
by Editor on 12 September 2018
Steenberg Sauvignon Blancs ace Tim Atkin’s SA Report Steenberg’s resolute focus on creating Sauvignon Blancs that express a unique sense of place, has been rewarded with their flagship blend and all three single varietal tiers, breaking the venerable 90 point barrier in the highly respected Tim Atkin 2018 South African Special Report. Top scorer again this year with 94/100, is the Sauvignon Blanc driven sign...
TOKARA triumph in Tim Atkin SA Special Report
by Editor on 12 September 2018
TOKARA triumph in Tim Atkin SA Special Report TOKARA’s forward thinking vision and commitment to excellence has been richly rewarded with no less than nine wines crossing the 90 point threshold and three cracking the 95+ elite rating in Tim Atkin’s highly regarded 2018 South African Special Report. Top scorer on 97/100 is TOKARA’s super-premium Cabernet Sauvignon driven pinnacle, Telos 2015, followed by th...
SA Champion Port Trophy For De Krans
by Editor on 07 September 2018
De Krans has reaffirmed its position as one of SA’s leading port producers, adding the title of 2018 SA Champion Port to its long list of prestigious accolades. This title was bestowed to the producer at the recent 2018 SA Young Wine Show, where the results were announced at a gala event attended by key industry role players. De Krans also won this trophy in 2012 and 2014. The SA Young Wine Show dates back to 18...
Steenberg Garden Party in Gauteng is a sparkling affair
by Editor on 05 September 2018
Savour the best of spring with fine bubblies and wines at the Steenberg Garden Party at the magical the kitchen | l’antico giardino, part of the forum company in Lanseria on Saturday, 29 September 2018. Brought annually to the people of Jozi by Steenberg Vineyards, one of the jewels of the Constantia Wine Route, this elegant outdoor affair invites you to explore Steenberg wines and tuck into a harvest table lade...
Double Gold for De Krans Pinotage Rosé at Rosé Rocks
by Editor on 27 August 2018
Following in the footsteps of its predecessor – the 2017 vintage – the De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018 has been awarded a Double Gold at the recent Rosé Rocks competition. This competition is the first of its kind in SA which is entirely dedicated to Rosé and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in Rosé winemaking but also to in effect, promote the category in SA. "The Rosé Rocks competition continues to ...
Invitation to Cape Wine 2018
by Editor on 17 August 2018
The Klein Karoo wine region in the Southern Cape is arguably the most diverse of South Africa’s wine regions, forming part of the Succulent Karoo Biome, internationally recognized as one of the top 26 biological diverse areas in the world. In many places several biomes such as fynbos, succulents and renosterveldt come together and occur intertwined, mostly as a mosaic throughout the region. This natural mosaic mak...
Gold for De Krans at Gold Wine Awards
by Editor on 16 August 2018
De Krans Wine Cellar was recently awarded seven Gold medals at the 2018 Gold Wine Awards. The medals were awarded to their De Krans Premium Moscato Red 2017, De Krans Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2018, De Krans Wild Ferment Chardonnay 2017, De Krans Pinotage Rosé 2018, De Krans Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, De Krans Touriga Nacional 2017 and De Krans Cape Vintage 2016. The Free-Run Chenin Blanc and Wild Ferment ...
Van Loveren introduces SA’s first Pinot Grigio Rosé, Perlé de Jean
by Editor on 03 August 2018
Rosé has been described as “romance in a bottle”. Versatile and elegant, this popular wine style has been gaining ground all over the world among both male and female oenophiles, and this has led to a whole plethora of varieties being used to produce it. The latest variety to join this wine style in South Africa is Pinot Grigio, and Van Loveren Wine Family Vineyards in the Robertson Wine Valley decided to ded...
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter
by Editor on 18 July 2018
Constantia Glen taps into big bottle culture this winter Discover the great longevity of Bordeaux-style wines locked up in magnum bottles at Constantia Glen, the picturesque boutique wine estate perfectly appointed on the cool slopes below Constantia Nek. During the month of July, Constantia Glen is opening their vault of collector’s wine in 1,5 litre magnums. Visitors to the tasting room can enjoy 20% off wh...
What would Winter be without a Paul Cluver Gewürz or a Riesling?
by Editor on 04 July 2018
Traditionally Winter brings with it fireplaces, comfort food and robust red wines. However, contrary to belief most white wines are also better suited to be enjoyed during the colder months, and the Gewürztraminer 2016 and Riesling Dry Encounter 2016 from Paul Cluver Wines are perfect to keep the Winter chills at bay. Cellar Master, Andries Burger, describes the nose of the Gewürztraminer being reminiscent of p...