The excellence of Rickety Bridge’s Cabernet Sauvignon has been re-affirmed with the Paulina’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon once again singled out as one of South Africa’s best in the 2016 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report, (formerly known as the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report).
KWV has further cemented its position as a leading international wine producer, winning an impressive 110 wine awards at both international and local competitions over the past month.
The 2012 vintage of Nederburg’s flagship natural sweet wine, Eminence, is the only South African wine featured as one of the top ten wines in the *2016 Muscats du Monde in France, also earning a gold medal.
Stellenbosch Wine Routes reflect on a challenging, but ultimately rewarding 2019 harvest
14/05/2019 - 09:51
In 2018, the Western Cape experienced the crescendo of one of its most severe droughts in decades. On average crops were 15% lower than the previous year, and it is safe to say that most farmers entered 2019 with a sense of trepidation.
Cape Town micro-brewery takes on light beer market
09/05/2019 - 11:33
For decades, beer connoisseurs the world over have held heated debates over which is better; a lager or a light beer.
Sauvignon Blanc SA is the new ambassador for a global favourite
03/05/2019 - 08:53
South Africa's champion for Sauvignon Blanc, one of the country's most widely planted wine grape varieties, has undergone a transformation that brings momentum to its international success. Formerly known as the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG), Sauvignon Blanc South Africa not only announces a new name but taken the opportunity of International Sauvignon Blanc Day (3 May) to ring in a string of changes.
Autograph Gin wins Best Gin in Africa award
02/05/2019 - 13:56
The International Gin Guide Award, released their awards for 2019 on the 30th of April 2019.
Is it time to introduce a minimum unit price on alcohol?
25/04/2019 - 11:10
In May 2018, Scotland introduced a minimum unit price of 50p per unit (8g) of alcohol, with the aim of reducing abusive drinking. Research had shown that a large proportion of very cheap alcohol consumed in Scotland took the form of heavy drinking, resulting in drunkenness and other socially unacceptable behaviour.
A Rosé by any other name
24/04/2019 - 12:49
Even if you’re a committed wine collector, chances are you’ve never bought a bottle of Lesca chardonnay, or sipped on Star Tree Nouveau Rouge. Ever poured a glass of Foot of Africa shiraz, Cleefs Classic Collection chenin blanc or Helter Skelter pinot noir? Unless you’re stocking a cellar in Stockholm, Amsterdam or Shanghai, it’s unlikely you’ve even heard of them.
Egg hunting just got more fun for adults with the introduction of Sugarbird® Gin Eggs
11/04/2019 - 14:59
Made by entrepreneurial spirited local gin brand Sugarbird®, the Sugarbird Gin Eggs is the brainchild of co-owners Nzeka Biyela and Rob Heyns.
Cathedral Cellar comes to life with augmented reality labels
09/04/2019 - 10:29
Cathedral Cellar is relaunching globally with wine labels which allow wine enthusiasts to invite its winemaker, Wim Truter, to their dinner time conversation, via augmented reality technology.
Tougher taxation needed to tackle alcohol abuse
02/04/2019 - 10:54
The SA branch of the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) urges the government to follow Grieve Chelwa and Corné van Walbeek’s suggestion to review the alcohol tax regime (“SA Ranks Sixth Globally as a Nation of Drinkers”, March 4). Beer is cheaper than a loaf of bread or a litre of milk in SA!
2019 Wine grape harvest may be smaller
27/03/2019 - 10:20
With close to two-thirds of this season’s wine grape harvest already in cellars, the most recent estimate indicates that the harvest may be somewhat smaller than the previous year.