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Sunday 11 December 2016 loc: GB

South Africa

Records tumble at Cape Winemakers auction

Record results were achieved at the 32nd Cape Winemakers Guild auction at the weekend with sales exceeding 13.8 million rand.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 No Comments »

World’s ‘first’ Pinotage-finished whisky released

South Africa’s Three Ships Whiskey has released what it believes to be the world’s first whisky finished in ex Pinotage casks, with its distiller calling its release the “pinnacle” of his career.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 No Comments »

ASC takes on Savanna cider

China’s fine wine merchants, ASC has announced it has taken on premium South African cider brand, Savanna.

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 No Comments »

WOSA Sommelier Cup winners announced

Marc Almert from Germany is the winner of the 2016 Wines of South Africa International Sommelier Cup with Joe Yang of Macau and Nathan Morrell of Canada tying for second place.

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 No Comments »

New on Wine List Confidential: Villandry

Wine List Confidential takes a look at the energetic little list at Villandry St James, where new wave South Africa has become something of a speciality…

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

South Africa’s top 10 fastest-growing grape plantings

As South African winemakers continue to test the limits of their country’s terroir, we count down the top 10 fastest-growing grape varieties on the Cape.

Monday, September 26th, 2016 No Comments »

Cinsault tipped as ‘South Africa’s Malbec’

The growing revival of old vine Cinsault in South Africa, once the country’s most planted variety, has seen one commentator predict that it could become the South African equivalent of Argentine Malbec.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Robinson’s Brewery expands SA wine offer

Robinson’s Wines, part of Robinson’s Brewery has bolstered its South Africa offer with the addition of tree new boutique producers from the Cape to its portfolio.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 No Comments »

db Lookalike: Newton Johnson / Klopp

When db attended Roger Jones’s African Safari bash over the weekend, we were surprised to see Liverpool FC’s ebullient German coach Jürgen Klopp pouring wines… until we realised it was actually Bevan Newton Johnson.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 No Comments »

Atkin reveals 2016 South African Cape classifications

Tim Atkin MW has released his 2016 classification of South African wine producers following the 2015 vintage, which he said was the best he had tasted in 26 year’s of writing about the country’s wines.

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 No Comments »

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