Cape Winemakers Guild Auction 2015

A case of six bottles of Kanonkop CWG Paul Sauer 2012 fetched the highest price ever paid for a red wine at the auction with a top bid of R12 200. White wine prices also soared with AA Badenhorst F


Afrasia Auction Bidding by Gavel & Grand

THE AFRASIA BANK CAPE WINE AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING NOW LIVE The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction, which set a philanthropic precedent in the South African wine industry when it raised an astounding R7.0

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Cape entering new viticultural era

The Cape is embarking on an era of great viticultural exploration. Following decades of sanctions, stifling regulations and export demand largely based on the so-called international variet


Platter’s Wine Guide 2015 – Year of the Blends

Winery of the YearSadie Family WinesWhite Wine of the YearDeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2013Red Wine of the YearDe Trafford Blueprint Syrah 2013Wines rated Five Stars: Méthode Cap ClassiqueGrah

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Cape Heritage and Chenin Blanc

“Chenin’s time has come,” says Ken Forrester, head of the Chenin Blanc Association. Understanding the history of Chenin Blanc is understanding the history of Cape wine. For prominent internati


Is Cabernet a Fit King?

While some doubt remains surrounding Cabernet’s credentials as the king of red grape varieties, it emerged earlier this year that Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted variety. I

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The Six-Billion Rand Question

International tourist arrivals to South Africa in 2013 almost touched the 10-million mark – a new high – and, last week, newly appointed Tourism Minister, the ANC’s Derek Hanekom, addressed Pa


Springfontein Rocks

You may expect to find one of South Africa’s best food and wine pairing experiences – and best Bordeaux winelist – in Cape Town’s foodie precinct Woodstock, yet for this one you need to driv


Single Hit Parade # 2

Single Hit Parade #2Having emerged from its position as the only country to prohibit any mention of vineyard origins on its wine labels, South Africa has embraced the age of single vineyards with 35


Single Hit Parade # 1

Single Hit Parade #1Most singletons hanker for a committed relationship yet, not long after entering one, can suddenly find they quite fancied the single life. Ancient in Europe, the notion and prac