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.

 

Call for Entries: Label Design Awards 2020

Don’t miss the chance for your label to shine! Entries for the Label Design Awards 2020 are now open. Visit Winemag.co.za to view details for the three label categories: wine, beer and spirits and complete the entry form.

 

Does The Fun In Wine And Music Get Celebrated Enough?

Back in the mid-2000s, I used to write a weekly email newsletter called Gulp!, in which I would regale readers with my misfortunes in courting and the solace I used to find in both wine and music. It was surprisingly popular.

 

Enter The Rotolabel Label Design Awards 2020

Don’t miss the chance for your label to shine! Entries for the sixth annual Wine Label Design Awards, the third annual Beer Label Design Awards and now for the first time, the Spirits Label Design Awards open early in the new year.

 

Sauv-Sem Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2019

Sauvignon Blanc is South Africa’s fourth most widely planted variety with 9 533 ha in the ground, the equivalent of 10.2% of the national vineyard. Unwooded examples made for early release have been hugely successful in commercial terms, but some can be accused of being a little simple. How to build greater complexity?

 

The Top 10 Wines From The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2019

Chardonnay is an extremely important category within the South African wine industry – it is the seventh most widely planted variety with 6 660ha in the ground, the equivalent of 7.16% of the national vineyard and because of its well established credentials around the world, the best examples are able to demand a price premium and ensure profitability that so often eludes producers. 

 

Winemag #BestValue Tastings 2019 Top Performers

Over the past few months, Winemag.co.za has convened a series of tastings aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 to R120 a bottle.

 

The Magnificent Seven: Top Wines in the Tonnellerie Saint Martin Pinot Noir Report 2019 announced

Though a notoriously difficult grape to work with, Pinot Noir is capable of making red wines of greatness when matched to the right site. It is at its most glorious in Burgundy, France but there are today impressive examples from Oregon in the USA, New Zealand’s South Island and increasingly South Africa. At the end of 2018, it was the 12th most planted variety locally making up 1.3% of the national vineyard. 

 

Attention Winemakers: Enter Your Best Value Wines Before 11 September

Our Best Value Tastings 2019 programme is about to wrap up for the year. The aim is to find the best examples of wines costing between R60 and R120 per bottle. The final categories for 2019 include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Red Blends, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc and White Blends.

 

How To Enter The #BestValue Wine Competition

The Wine MagBest Value Tastings 2019 programme is about to wrap up for the year. The aim is to find the best examples of wines costing between R60 and R120 per bottle.