Top 20 finalists for 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10

Sauvignon Blanc South Africa has announced the top 20 contenders in the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 Competition, South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to this variety. A total of 96 producers submitted 149 wines for this year’s competition held under the auspices of Sauvignon Blanc …

Win BIG with Anthonij Rupert Wyne

In celebration of Heritage Month, Anthonij Rupert Wyne is running a not-to-be-missed give-away. Simply purchase the estate’s Cape of Good Hope Riebeecksrivier Syrah 2015 from the estate or purchase online at www.rupertwines.com, then light the braai, open a bottle and experience the sensational pair …

SA’s top chenin blancs for 2020 are …

The spread of vineyards contributing to this year’s line-up of Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge winners shows just how adaptable the grape is, in the view of Chenin Blanc Association (CBA) chairman, Ken Forrester. “From Stellenbosch to Worcester, Breedekloof and the cooler-climate Durban …

This year’s Pinotage Report, Signature Red Blend Report and Pinot Noir Report, all convened by Winemag.co.za and sponsored by the multinational financial services company Prescient, have been published and make for some interesting reading. There were 57 entries from 33 producers for the Pinotage Re …

Chenin blanc steel die kollig in jaarlikse verslag

Die vooraanstaande Britse wynkenner, Tim Atkin MW, het sy jongste indiepteverslag van die Suid-Afrikaanse wynbedryf bekend gestel. Sy jaarlikse verslag, nou in sy agtste jaar en beskikbaar by timatkin.com, word beskou as een van die volledigste en gesaghebbendste oorsigte van Suid-Afrikaanse wyn. Be …

Gastronomiese genot wag by Terra del Capo

Suid-Afrikaners is bederf met die diversiteit, gehalte en omvang van die aanbiedings in die Kaap se wynlande, en noudat toerisme weer toegelaat word na maande se inperking, is dit tyd om daardie aanbiedings weer ten volle te geniet en waardeer. En daar is geen beter plek om te begin as die gewilde T …

Quoin Rock wine estate’s unique terroir has facilitated the creation of a range of exceptional Quoin Rock and Namysto wines. The release of this Stellenbosch estate’s Vine Dried Sauvignon Blanc 2019 once again raises the bar with a sensational addition that can only be likened to liquid gold. The wi …

Dis erfenismaand en Anthonij Rupert Wyne nooi alle Suid-Afrikaners om een van die land se mees geliefde tydverdrywe na ’n nuwe vlak te neem. Wanneer familie en vriende bymekaar kom en heerlike samesyn vier, word hulle uitgenooi om die landgoed se Cape of Good Hope Riebeeksrivier Syrah 2015 saam met …

The World Travel Tourism Council (WTTC) has issued Paarl and Wellington their Safe Travels approval. This means that the two destinations adhere to the strict guidelines and protocols set by the global industry representative and travellers can visit the regions and their tourism attractions with co …

Truffels en wyn … vir die ware fynproewer!

Truffels, die fynkos wat wêreldwyd bekend staan as “swart goud”, is dikwels die onderwerp van bespreking, nie net vir hul skaarsheid en hoë pryse nie, maar ook vir die wonderlike wyse waarop hulle die geure van vele disse verhoog. En hierdie fynkos werk ewe goed met sowel rooi- as witwyn. Anthonij R …

Wine and your sex drive!

Wine and sex is definitely not a pairing that instantly comes to mind. However, even though we don’t talk about it, wine is used as a social lubricant all the time, which left us wondering … Why is wine and sex a thing? In 2009, an Italian research group published a study that showed a correlation o …

Four Cousins, Van Loveren in die Robertson-wynstreek se bekende en gewilde handelsmerk, bied nou sy reeks gewilde enkelkultivarwyne onder een etiket, Four Cousins Collection. Die Four Cousins Collection sluit Suid-Afrika se gewildste rooi- en witwyne in, naamlik dié gemaak van sauvignon blanc en mer …

Niks vergelyk met ’n puik cabernet sauvignon nie, veral nie een wat goed gestruktureerd is en ewe genotvol op sy eie of saam met smullekker gemakskos soos pizza, pasta of doodgewone, tradisionele braaivleis is nie. De Krans se Basket Press Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 het ‘n tipiese karakter van cassis e …

Eikendal lui ’n nuwe era in met die amptelike aanstelling van Maryke Botha as wynmaker. Sy was tot onlangs Nico Grobler, die keldermeester, se assistent. Nico vertrek ná 11 jaar om sy eie wynprojek te ontwikkel. Maryke span die kroon op haar bevordering met ’n goue medalje vir die Eikendal Rosé 2020 …