Zonnebloem oldies still tops
Feb 15th 2012, 12:20
Zonnebloem recently lined up some of its prized vintage wines for a tasting by wine writers and the current generation of families who have been supplying grapes to the brand over many decades. They met at The Roundhouse Restaurant in Camps Bay where Duimpie Bayly (CWM), a former winemaker for Zonnebloem, presented the 1964, 1974, 1982, 1995 and 2000 vintages of Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the 2009 Zonnebloem Limited Edition Cabernet Sauvignon.
Sipping and reminiscing made everyone hungry and celebrated chefs Eric Bulpitt and PJ Vadas obliged with a three-course meal matched with some of Zonnebloem’s current vintage wines - Zonnebloem Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Zonnebloem Lauréat 2009 and Zonnebloem Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.
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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’s city centre, and treat your dad to hearty lunch at The Eatery Restaurant on 16 June.
Fleur du Cap’s 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’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.
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.
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’t Tax Our Wine Irish Cry as Budget Finds Austerity Threshold
06/12/2012 - 09:05
The Corkscrew Wine Merchants in Dublin did a week’s trade in one afternoon yesterday as shoppers made sure they beat a surprise increase in tax on alcohol.
Heineken gulps Tiger after takeover nod
28/09/2012 - 11:56
Singapore - Shareholders in the parent company of the Singapore-based brewer that makes Tiger Beer approved its takeover by Heineken Friday, increasing the Dutch giant's footprint in the growing Asian market.
Boost for wine industry transformation
19/09/2012 - 08:36
Cape Town - Nedbank has invested more than R1.3m over the past six years to transform the wine industry and has almost trebled its annual contribution for 2012 to enable more aspirant winemakers to join the Cape Winemakers Guild Protégé Programme.