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…

 

Results of the Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020

Cap Classique is South African sparkling wine made by means of wine undergoing a secondary fermentation in bottle. The bottle is filled with wine, to which sugar and yeast are added, causing the second fermentation. This gives off carbon dioxide – the bubble in the final product.

 

Prescient Cap Classique Report 2020: Call for entries

Entries for the Cap Classique Report 2020 sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient are now open.

 

Call for entries: Prescient Sweet Wine and Fortifieds Report 2020

Entries for the Sweet Wine and Fortifieds Report 2020 sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient are now open, the focus being on 1) Natural Sweet; 2) Noble Late Harvest; 3) Straw Wine; 4) Hanepoot; 5) Muscadel and 6) Port-style.

 

10-Year-Old Wine Report 2020: Delaire Graff wins a bottle of GS Cabernet 1966 worth R30 000 for best wine overall

Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10-Year-Old Wine Report 2020 – featuring wines from the 2010 vintage.