Highest Scoring Wines In The 2018 Cape White Blend Report


Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the third annual Cape White Blend Report – in order to be eligible, wines had to contain a significant Chenin Blanc component, specifically more than 15% and less than 85%.

 

Why SA wine is starting to attract the big bucks


During my first ever visit to Australia to judge the Victorian Wine Show, one thing that particularly impressed was the organizational complexity of its industry versus ours.

 

Cape White Blend Report: Call For Entries


Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the third Cape White Blend Report, the focus being wines with a significant Chenin Blanc component, specifically greater than 15% but less than 85%.

 

These are some of the best Chardonnays in South Africa, according to the 2018 Prescient Chardonnay Report


Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays – from a record number of 117 entries – at a celebratory sundowner event at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town on Tuesday, 16 October. 

 

Chenin Blanc – What’s not to love?


“What’s your favourite wine?” If I’ve been asked this once, I’ve been asked it a thousand times and I’m never sure if they mean what is my most memorable bottle of all time or rather, my most often purchased, best-quality-relative-to-price label.

 

Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Report – Call for Entries


Winemag.co.za is pleased to announce the sixth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report.

 

Winemag announce top-scoring Pinot Noirs in South Africa


Where does Pinot Noir do best in SA?

 

This is what the Cape’s very first visitors thought about the South African winelands


This week will see over 1,000 visitors from more than 40 countries descend on the Cape Town International Convention Centre for Cape Wine 2018, which aims to showcase how the quality of wine produced on our shores has improved exponentially over the past couple of decades.

 

Onward and upward for Cape White Blends


When Christoph Dehosse, now of The Vine Bistro at Glenelly in Stellenbosch, started the fine dining restaurant that was Au Jardin at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands in the 1990s, I enjoyed a brief stint as the resident wine steward (by no stretch of the imagination was I a sommelier) and recall that Boschendal Grand Vin Blanc (80% Sauvignon Blanc with Riesling and a bit of Semillon) and Hamilton Russell Chardonnay-Sauvignon Blanc were firm customer favourites.

 

The Best Scoring Sweet Wines In South Africa


Winemag’s inaugural Sweet Wine Report is now out, the focus being on 1) Natural Sweet; 2) Noble Late Harvest; 3) Straw Wine; 4) Hanepoot and 5) Muscadel.

 
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