Top 10 Wines In The 2020 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report

This year’s Cabernet Sauvignon Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 100 entries from 78 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.

 

Prescient Chenin Blanc Report 2020 now live – Is this South Africa’s strongest wine category?

The inaugural Chenin Blanc Report convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 88 wines from 57 producers entrered, and this proved to be an extraordinarily strong line-up. In addition to the Top 10, a further 57 rated 90 points or higher on the 100-point quality scale – that equates to 76.1% or more than three-quarters at or above the crucial 90-point threshold.

 

Why Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Will Always Be A Sure Bet

Consider such fine examples of Syrah as of Boschkloof Epilogue, the Mullineux Single Terroir wines, Porseleinberg and Rall Ava, and it’s difficult to deny that this is the most exciting red wine category in the country right now. That said, you’d be mad to think that deluxe Cabernet Sauvignon is simply going to disappear off the scene.

 

Call for entries: Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2020

Entries for the ninth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient are now open.

 

Chenin Blanc Report 2020 – Last Call For Entries

Entries for the Chenin Blanc Report 2020 sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient are now open, the focus being on 1) Chenin Blanc; and 2) Cape White Blends, the latter defined as those wines containing a Chenin Blanc component of more than 15% and less than 85%.

 

Winemag Relaunches 2020 Tasting Programme

With the move to alert level 3 in terms of lockdown regulations to do with Coronavirus, we have re-arranged our tasting programme for 2020.

 

SA Government’s Move To End Wine Exports Is Self-defeating

In what will be remembered as a notorious own goal, the South African government has again halted wine exports. With great disbelief, the wine industry received the news that restrictions on wine have been tightened, through a total ban on the transport of alcohol.

 

27 Wines Rate 90+ In The Prescient Sweet Wine and Fortifieds Report 2020

The second Sweet Wine & Fortifieds Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. Entries were as follows: 1) Natural Sweet – two; 2) Noble Late Harvest – 10; 3) Straw – four; 4) Hanepoot – two; 5) Muscadel – 10; and 6) Port – eight. A total of 36 wines, 27 wines rated 90-plus on the 100-point quality scale, an extremely strong showing.

 

Results of the 2020 Label Design Awards for Wine, Beer and Spirits

Results of this year’s Label Design Awards for Wine, Beer and Spirits proudly sponsored by self-adhesive label supplier Rotolabel, with Kemtek|HP Indigo, Synchron and UPM Raflatac in a secondary capacity have now been announced.

 

Wine – Making Coronavirus Slightly Less Intolerable

As the Coronavirus plays itself out, I have regular moments when it seems to me that writing about wine during such a time is hugely out of step with what’s appropriate to the circumstances. And yet it’s what I do…