‘Highest ever rated Shiraz from SA’ released!

Hailed the ‘Highest Ever Rated Shiraz from South Africa’ by esteemed USA publisher, Wine Enthusiast, The Black Lion 2017 from De Toren Private Cellar in the Polkadraai Hills outside Stellenbosch, the 6th vintage release of this exceptionally exclusive wine, is bound to be one of magnificent expressi …

Share the best of summer with Roodeberg Rosé!

Roodeberg, the legendary South African classic that has been creating memorable moments since 1949, has launched a generous Rosé that is sure to bring friends together this summer. An aromatic blend of classic red wine varieties, Roodeberg Rosé is a delightful salmon pink quaffer ideal for relaxed g …

Die veelbekroonde wynmakery, De Krans langs die bekende Roete 62 buite Calitzdorp in die Klein Karoo, het ’n vyfstergradering vir sy Cape Vintage Reserve 2016 ontvang in die jongste uitgawe van die gesaghebbende Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019 wat volgende maand bekend gestel …

Finally, a less than 0.5% alcohol wine option!

It’s here – an exciting, new drink for summer! And it’s just perfect if you’re looking for a delicious everyday drink with virtually no alcohol and lower in kilojoules. Made by Van Loveren, Almost Zero is crafted from sauvignon blanc grapes with alcohol removed. Almost Zero is crisp and tasty, with …

Pre-pair for summer!

Summer has arrived, and with that comes lighter dishes and white wine. If you’re like me, you will do the traditional “summer food” like salads, chicken, fish and pasta, while often adding something different, something new to the menu. – Ed. The arriving summer bounty can be used in many ways, from …

Uruguay is a traditional South America’s wine producer. The country is about the size of England (not the UK), with a mere 3,4 million inhabitants. Its capital, Montevideo (with nearly half the population) lies on the Rio del Plata, across from Buenos Aires. Most Uruguayan men drink “mate” (a hot dr …

Domaine des Dieux triumphs at the 2018 CSWWC Awards

The team at Domaine des Dieux in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus has every reason to celebrate with bubbly. Their Domaine des Dieux 2012 Claudia Brut took home Best South African Sparkling Wine at the 2018 Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships in the UK.  Founder and head judge …

Die 10 Gebooie van Wyn!

Indien daar tien gebooie van wyn sou wees, wat sou hulle wees? Miskien volg jy reeds onwetend, of selfs wetend, die belangrikste beginsels van wyn. Kyk hierna en besluit self of jy die Tien Gebooie van Wyn nakom! Eer die wyn Waardeer waar die wyn vandaan kom. Deur dit te doen, sal jy ook jou smaakkl …

TOKARA releases first 10-year-old potstill brandy

The award-winning Stellenbosch wine estate TOKARA has released its first 10-year-old potstill brandy. Producing a luxury brandy of this calibre has been the intention of GT and Anne-Marie Ferreira ever since they set their sights on making world class wines at TOKARA almost two decades ago. The Dire …

Why the “lesser” Cabernet has more to say

Cabernet Franc continues to surprise wine lovers with its profound potential. Will it create the next collectible craze? Let’s look at it more deeply. Cabernet Franc is the parent grape of both Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex reds result from it with aromas of raspberry, bramble and bell pepp …