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< Wednesday 18 June 2014 >

The Ultra Liquors Winter Catalogue is out!

Ultra Liquors has released its Ultra Wine Guru Catalogue for Winter, filled with a great selection of fine wines at the lowest prices.

 

Bacon wrapped apple pork meatball Kebabs

There are no words to describe these kebabs! This is impress material at its best…

 

Entries open for 13th Amorim MCC Challenge

Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 16 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition dedicated exclusively to MCC wines.

 

We Luv Wine Festival returns to Cape Gate in August

The second half of the year sees the return of the “We Luv Wine” Festival at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre in the northern suburbs of Cape Town on Friday, 22 August from 17h00-21h00 and Saturday, 23 August from 12h00-18h00.

 

Fancy a Fine Brandy at The Nellie?

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is offering a belly-warming brandy and tapas experience this winter.

 

Support the Jordan Charity Drive

Support the Jordan Charity Drive this winter by bringing your old clothes and swop it for Jordan wines to help make this long cold winter a little bit warmer for some!

 

Cap Classique Association Sponsors 1000 Sparkling Faces

In 2012 the Cap Classique Association initiated their social responsibility commitment by sponsoring R60 000.00 via the Edge of Life Fund towards their charity named 1000 sparkling faces.

 

Unplugged and Uncorked by Clos Malverne at Devonvale Golf Estate

Experience the story behind the story like you have never experienced it before with some of South Africa’s best musicians and the songs they have composed over the years.

 
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Commanderie de Bordeaux enters the Zone

The Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique du Sud, founded on La Motte in Franschhoek three years ago, this evening holds its first function in Johannesburg, the capital of SA wine. The Commanderie is an

 

A Constant(ia) Love Affair

A firm favourite amongst my adventuring to sample The Good Wine is a visit to the lovely Constantia Valley. Here I am sure to find not only a number of prime examples of The Good Wine but also endless

 

Time to go

At this year’s feedback session to the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show it was good to hear the number and quality of Museum Class entries had grown. Even though most will have long sold out, their succe

 

Ultra Stars

The Ultra Wine Guru Winter Collection (below) hit the catwalk on Monday with a contented sigh. With 800,000 copies printed, this beats the Platter wine label spotter owned by Standard Bank by better

 

WACKY WINE – THE TRAVEL

  When we travel somewhere I prefer to set out before sunrise. Best to hit the tar before trucks crawl out of hiding and snail along your intended route. My wife first concluded her exhausting p

 

De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 vs Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009

Recently a shoot-out between De Krans The Last Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2010 and Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage 2009. The De Krans a blend of 65% Touriga Nacional and 35% Tinta Barocca, the Muratie p

 

De Grendel Shiraz 2012 – 17.06.14

One of the big excitements of having wine estates so close to the city centre, De Grendel is a mere 20 minutes away, is that one can get there at any time and watch the progress of the seasons from fi

 

Cracker Toro and classic Rioja

We have been importing the wines of Marcus Eguren, a fifth-generation leading Spanish winemaker, for more than a decade. Very much like Michel Chapoutier in the Rhône Valley, he is a master at produc

 

A night at Oasis Shanti Backpackers, Oudtshoorn

 

 

La Motte Pierneef Shiraz Viognier 2011 – 18.06.14

One of the great strengths of Edmund Terblanche, winemaker at the beautiful La Motte Estate in Franschhoek, is his ability to create a blend using grapes from several wine regions, each bringing out a

 

Cellar Door Collection Passport teams up with Vine Hopper

The popular Cellar Door Collection Passport that offers tastings, experiences and discounts at 14 top-name South African cellars, has partnered with the Vine Hopper wine tours company in Stellenbosch

 

Savage White 2013

New releases of Duncan Savage’s own label wines just out. Tasting notes and scores as follows: Savage White 2013 Price: R180 A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the latter up to 44% from 30% in

 

Chocolate and Port pairing tasting at Boplaas, Calitzdorp

 

Nip the chill with a glass of fine red

Myrna Robins suggests some good vintages for cold weather.

 

Sipping on an Afrikan Shiraz

Actress and TV presenter Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp has fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a winemaker, writes Esther Lewis.

 

Asara Vineyard Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 18.06.14

Asara Wine Estate and Hotel is situated in the Polkadraai Hills in the famous Stellenbosch Wine Appellation. There are a number of climatic and geological factors which are set fair to help the viticu