Sweet news for Nederburg in Sweden
Jun 18th 2012, 08:36
The 2010 vintage of Nederburgâ€™s Winemaster Reserve Noble Late Harvest has just won two more international awards, after winning a Decanter World Wine Awards trophy and an International Wine Challenge gold medal.
This time the wine has won the Vinordic Wine Challenge 2012 Best Value award for sweet wines selling above 119 Krone, as well as the silver trophy for the second best value sweet wine of the year across all price categories.
Vinordic is the leading wine competition in Northern Europe and is held biennially in Sweden. Judges include sommeliers and wine writers.
Locally, the wine carries four-and-a-half stars in the 2012 edition of the Platterâ€™s South African Wine guide, lauded for its richness that is enlivened by acidity. Cellar master Razvan Macici says it makes an excellent partner to blue cheeses, patĂ©s and a variety of desserts.Click here for more information on Nederburg
Charities in the Western Cape supported by the annual Nederburg Auction are increasingly seeing the effects of critical skills development amongst poor and disadvantaged youth in the region.
South Africaâ€™s favourite talking, eating, drinking, laughing, singing, sharing wine is celebrating its 30th birthday. Fun, affordable, and best shared with friends, this cheeky Portuguese-style white wine has found its way onto tables around the country since its launch in 1983.
Four Nederburg wines have been rated five stars in the newly published 2014 edition of the Platter's South African Wine Guide.
Enthusiasts can make their festive season sparkle with the stylish Brut & La VallĂ©e Cap Classique gift pack from J.C. Le Roux, available exclusively at Makro.
Try these recipes
Food fundi and meat merchant, Andy Fenner, has magic-ed up a range of slow-cooked, falling-of-the bone recipes to relish with Zonnebloem wines.
Winter's the time for heartwarming South African country-style food. So bring back the potjie for a delicious beef short rib dish. It makes a truly tasty treat with Drostdy-Hofâ€™s Winemaker's Collection Merlot, brimming with soft and juicy red berry flavours and a hint of spicy oak that matches the lovely spicy notes of the dish itself.
Place the water, oil and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk all the ingredients together so they emulsify and the colour changes to light green. Set aside.
Two Oceans Wines asked popular food fundi Justine Drake to devise a simple but delicious dish with a flash of chilli to show off the fruity and floral notes of its new vintage Pinot Grigio.
Distell taps into China's cognac market
09/10/2013 - 10:23
Johannesburg - South African liquor company Distell Group Limited [JSE:DST] has acquired a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spiritsâ€š expanding its presence in the East.
H&M to open its largest store to date, in New Yorkâ€™s Herald Square
02/09/2013 - 10:15
New York -- Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M will open its largest location to date, a 63,000-sq.-ft. flagship in New York Cityâ€™s bustling Herald Square. Scheduled to open in fall 2014, the four-level store will be located in Herald Center, a JEMB Realty property. The landlordâ€™s broker is CBRE.
Distell defies tough market to post revenue rise of 12%
22/08/2013 - 11:16
The Distell Group succeeded in raising revenue 11,9% to R15,9bn on a sales volume increase of 7,2% for the year to June 2013. This was despite exceptionally tough trading conditions, marked by a global slowdown in economic growth, contracted disposable income and reduced consumer spending in many of the regions where it markets its range of spirits, wines and ciders and RTDs.
China agrees to talks on wine dispute
30/07/2013 - 07:28
Brussels - China and the European Union have agreed there is a "window for discussions" to try to resolve accusations that Europe is dumping wine in China, the EU's trade chief said on Monday.
H&M to launch a store in SA - report
23/07/2013 - 10:26
Stockholm - The world's second-biggest fashion retailer, Hennes & Mauritz, has signed its first lease to open a store in South Africa, according to a press report.