Sweet news for Nederburg in Sweden
Jun 18th 2012, 08:36
The 2010 vintage of Nederburg‚Äôs 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 Platter‚Äôs 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, pat√©s and a variety of desserts.Click here for more information on Nederburg
Fleur du Cap wines clinched no less than six 90+ ratings from accomplished wine commentator and British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin, in his report on South African wines released at Wine Fair (22 May 2013).
Head to Durbanville Hills Wines, a mere 20 minutes from Cape Town‚Äôs city centre, and treat your dad to hearty lunch at The Eatery Restaurant on 16 June.
Fleur du Cap‚Äôs star- studded Noble Late Harvest 2011 has been crowned best South African sweet wine under ¬£15 (R210), clinching the Regional Trophy at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards in London.
Nederburg's 2009 Eminence, one of the flagship sweet wines in the winery's portfolio that is reserved for the Nederburg Auction, has been judged South Africa's best sweet wine retailing for over ¬£15 to win the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards category trophy and a gold medal.
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-Hof‚Äôs 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.
Carbon footprints for five beverage categories released by BIER
24/05/2013 - 15:37
n an effort to accelerate understanding of beverage sector impacts on climate change and identify reduction priorities for greenhouse gas emissions, the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published its research on carbon footprints for five beverage categories, including beer, bottled water, carbonated soft drink, spirits and wine.
H&M releases list of RMG supplying factories including those of Bangladesh
29/04/2013 - 09:51
H&M, the world's second-largest global clothing retailer, made the list of all its supplier-factories public. The list including the factories of Bangladesh, aims to contribute to building a more transparent and, ultimately, a more sustainable 'fashion industry'.
Unrest puts SA‚Äôs wine exports ‚Äėat risk‚Äô
08/03/2013 - 13:38
South Africa‚Äôs wine exports to Sweden, one of the local industry‚Äôs biggest markets, are listed as ‚Äúat risk‚ÄĚ following the recent unrest that took place mainly in the Hex River Valley, although the farms there produce table grapes and not wine.
Growth in SA and Africa buoy Distell in tough times
27/02/2013 - 08:08
Continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, and the benefits derived from a weak rand resulted in the Distell Group raising revenue year-on-year by 9,3% to R8,7 billion for the six months to December 2012.
Don‚Äôt Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold
06/12/2012 - 09:05
The Corkscrew Wine Merchants in Dublin did a week‚Äôs trade in one afternoon yesterday as shoppers made sure they beat a surprise increase in tax on alcohol.