Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2020 Results

The results of the 2020 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Of the 747 wines judged, 39 gold medals and 21 trophies were awarded,


Highlands Road Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blend that goes by the name of Sine Cera from Elgin property Highlands Road perennially rates high on this site and its

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Sa Wine History: Did Napoleon Drink Citrusdal Wine? (part One)

A media release announcing that today is International Grenache Day prompted me to do a little digging into a couple of admittedly unlikely but


David Finlayson Current Releases

Edgebaston Wines in Stellenbosch has been rebranded under the name of owner and head-winemaker David Finlayson (son of Walter who helped develop

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Quoin Rock Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2019

The Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2019 from Quoin Rock in Stellenbosch involves each individual grape bunch being pinched at the stalk to stop the flow of


Greg Sherwood Mw: Critical Pronouncements And Consumer Spending

I know it?s only September, but the way the year has been progressing so far, I suspect one would be hard-pressed to find anyone who wouldn?t agree to

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Tim James: The Cape Winemakers Guild In Pandemic Mode

There are only 28 wines on this year?s Cape Winemakers Guild (online-only) auction, compared with 45 last year. Given the (ok, arguably) absurdly high


Top Wines Of August 2020

Here are our five most highly rated wines of last month: David & Nadia Plat'bos Chenin Blanc 2019 - 98 (read the full review here) Savage The Girl


Joostenberg The Family Blend 2018

In these straitened times, how nice to find a wine offering more than a little interest at the modest price of R115 a bottle. A blend of 51% Syrah, 27%


Greg Sherwood Mw: Accepting Sa Wine’s Greatness

What does greatness require of a wine producer? It's an age-old question, one which those of us in the world of marketing agonize over day today. But when

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