Category: News/Nuus

Zandvliet introduces My Best Friend … in a box

The celebrated Zandvliet winery has made it even easier and more convenient for wine lovers to enjoy its My Best Friend range, initially available in traditional bottles, but now also in a two-litre wine-in-a-box format. My Best Friend, which comprises a Cape White (a blend of sauvignon blanc, cheni …

Opwindende nuus uit TOKARA se kelder

Die somer vra vir lewendige en verfrissende wittes en TOKARA buite Stellenbosch het gehoor gegee deur die 2021-oesjaar van sy Sauvignon Blanc bekend te stel. Hierdie heerlike witwyn proe soos vars groenappels, delikate swartbessieblare en lemmetjiebloeisels met so ’n titsel oesterdopsouterigheid wat …

Koop Boergondië se beste vate

Die Reciprocal Wine Trading Company behartig sedert 2016 die verkope en bemarking van die wynvate vervaardig deur Tonnellerie Louis Latour. Tarryn Vincent, nasionale verkoopsbestuurder van Reciprocal, is verantwoordelik vir hierdie diens, terwyl Paul Haumann van Vincorp/Anglo African Finance die log …

News snippets from the wonderful winelands

Tim Whitfield, former assistant-winemaker at Tokara, has joined the Plaisir winemaking team. Tim will be mentored by the indomitable winemaker, Ronell Wiid, an industry icon who now becomes cellarmaster tasked with overseeing the style and quality of Michael and Rose Jordaan’s wine estates, Plaisir …

Wines of 2020 vintage excel in Sauvignon Blanc Top 10

Three cheers (or more!) to South African sauvignon blanc, especially those of the 2020 vintage! Sauvignon Blanc South Africa has announced the winners of the 2021 Sauvignon Blanc SA Top 10 competition – and no fewer than seven of the champion wines are from the 2020 vintage, which has turned out to …

Bonnievale Wines se Sauvignon Blanc 2021 presteer

Sedert die bekendstelling van Bonnievale Wines se The River Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2021 vroeër vanjaar het dié wyn reeds twee Internasionale toekennings ingepalm. Dit is vereer deur sowel Gilbert & Gaillard as op die Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Competition. Dit onderstreep …

Checkers’ popular Odd Bins range of wine won nine awards – including two Double Gold, six Gold and one Silver – at the 2021 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards, confirming Checkers’ status as a purveyor of unique, South African wines of outstanding quality. Exclusive to Checkers, th …

Daar word gesê om alkoholvrye wyn te drink, is soos om jou suster (of broer) te soen, maar dit lyk asof al hoe meer mense deesdae lus is om mekaar te soen, by wyse van spreke natuurlik. Wel, as die Franse dit kan doen (darem net ’n pik op die wang), kan die res van ons seker maar ook! Bonnievale Win …

Arco Laarman lifts the lid on his latest creations

Four years after first venturing into uncharted waters with his own wine brand Laarman Wines, acclaimed independent winemaker Arco Laarman still personally collects his grapes from Vermaaklikheid, a small town on the Cape South Coast near Witsand, 300 km from Cape Town. “Driving the cherished grapes …

Suid-Afrikaanse chenin blanc reik na die sterre

Die gehalte van Suid-Afrika se chenin blanc was nog nooit beter nie, sê die beoordelaars van vanjaar se Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge, en Suid-Afrika het hiermee wêreldwyd die standaard vir hierdie gewilde kultivar gestel. “Hoewel chenin blanc ʼn florerende kategorie is, het dit nie ʼn …

Raise a glass (or more) on Port-style wines!

“Good Port is a necessity of life for me.” “My only regret in life is that I did not drink more Port.” “When there is plenty of Port, sorrow and worry take wing.” “Port is bottled poetry.” Yep, Port has received great praise for centuries, and with very good reason. And it has given great pleasure i …