Shiraz Sa Challenge 2019 Results

171 entries were received for the seventh annual Shiraz SA Challenge, the top 12 as follows: Babylonstoren 2017 Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah


Michael Fridjhon: What Do Top-end Wine Prices Really Tell Us?

It should be evident - from the flurry of articles about wine pricing - that my current soap-box issue is the concept of value (perceived or otherwise). Partly


Concours Mondial 2019 Results

The 2019 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles was held over 2 to 5 May in Aigle, Switzerland and attracted over 9 180 wines from almost 50 producer countries. Results


Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1993

The traditional Old South African Wine Tasting to mark the commencement of judging for the 18th annual Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show took place last night, as


The Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2019

The eighth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. 94 entries were received from 76


Why Cheap And Cheerful Is Not Entirely A Bad Thing

Does our new programme of Best Value Tastings (see here) aimed at identifying the best wines selling for between R60 and R100 a bottle reinforce expectations


Boekenhoutskloof Franschhoek Vs Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Proof that the world can't get enough top-end single variety Cab, Boekenhoutskloof have made two versions of Cabernet Sauvignon since 2015, one from Franschhoek


Sa Wine History: Vergelegen After Wa Van Der Stel (plus The Start Of Biltong)

Before his departure from the Cape on 23 April 1708, dismissed governor Willem Adriaan van der Stel oversaw the grape harvest at his showcase estate Vergelegen


Cabernet Franc Challenge 2019: Results

Results of the fourth annual Cabernet Franc Challenge convened by Cobie van Oort, wine marketing consultant and organiser of the Cabernet Franc Carnival, were


Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage 2017

Grapes for the Allée Bleue Black Series Old Vine Pinotage come from a Piekenierskloof block of ungrafted bush vines planted in 1976, making for a rather

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