14 articles trended in South Africa on

< Friday 14 March 2014 >

Kiwis triumph in 2014 Sydney International Wine Competition

While the wine world is used to the Kiwis winning white wine categories, the 34th Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC) proved New Zealand winemakers were equally adept with their reds. Trophy


Spice Route Releases Maiden Grenache

Spice Route Wines is delighted to announce the release of their maiden vintage Spice Route Grenache 2012. The hot summers, limited access to water and deep decomposed granite and clay soils that chara


Campaign: Sedgwick’s #sharesthewarmth

Winter has arrived with a vengeance, and with it, campaigns around keeping warm, lighting fires, cooking hearty food, enjoying the outdoors, the company of friends, the sounds of music. Sedgwick’s


ANZ boss splashes $10 million on winery

ANZ boss Mike Smith, Australia's highest-paid banking executive, has spent more than $10 million to buy the historic Spray Farm winery and homestead on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula. Smith cashed in


New: Election 2014 Edited By Collette Schulz-herzenberg And Roger Southall

Providing the latest in what is already a formidable record of the electoral history of South African democracy As voters articulate their judgments of the parties and leaders in their fifth democrati


Cyclone Lusi threatens record harvest (NZ)

Grapegrowers are hoping bad-weather forecasts for the weekend will not put a dampener on the harvest which is tipped to be one of the biggest and best yet. The harvest began late last month and will c


New Zealand vintage underway

The 2014 New Zealand grape harvest is underway amid high hopes for a vintage which has started earlier than recent years due to a fantastic growing season. “Like many of the agricultural sectors in


Blog: Australian sommeliers invited to get behind Aussie Wine Month to win a trip to five wine regions

Australian sommeliers are invited to get behind Aussie Wine Month – the country’s biggest celebration of Australian wine which runs from May 1-31 – by creating an all Australian wines-by-the-gla

The Daily Feed

Receive a daily summary of drinks news.

The Cape Wine Auction – creating opportunities in the winelands

The eagerly-anticipated annual Cape Wine Auction takes place this weekend. The highlight of this glamorous occasion is tomorrow’s luncheon event when exclusive winelands experiences and exceptio


Les Carmes Haut-Brion, Lasserre et moi

Se retrouver dans l’un de mes deux grands restaurants parisiens préférés avec Guillaume Pouthier pour le château Les Carmes Haut-Brion, il y a pire perspective. Ce que je ne savais pas, c’est


Night Club Offers Booby Prize: Report

Tiger Tiger clubs countrywide and Strawberry Lips Tequila are offering one woman a chance to win a R30 000 boob augmentation on Saturday night.


French lessons

I’ve already written about the well-known Loire winery, Domaine Huet, barring two English journalists from tasting its wines at a public event; now my attention has been turned to two producers who


Insignis Invictus

The KWV Insignis 2011 is a Victorian wine. The kind of heavyweight you'd expect Cecil John Rhodes to drink around the camp fire with his legions of admiring young men. As William Henley put it Out of


A Tour Of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas, says Lisa Grainger