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.
Past auction gems on Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Charity Auction
17/09/2018 - 14:42
Eight unique lots of previous Cape Winemakers Guild Auction wines will go under the hammer as individual charity items at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction to be held at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
Carlsberg to scrap plastic rings on cans in favour of glue
10/09/2018 - 14:23
Carlsberg will ditch plastic rings which connect multi-packs of its beer and replace them with glue, in a move which is set to “reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1,200 tonnes a year”.
Wine Cellar set to launch ‘Insiders’, SA’s hottest new online wine club
04/09/2018 - 13:14
5 minutes with Roland Peens, Director of Wine Cellar on this exciting new venture and on taking the guess-work out of ordering fine wine.
2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners announced
31/08/2018 - 13:34
News of the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge winners for 2018, featuring five newcomers and five regulars, comes in the wake of unprecedented optimism in the grape variety.
SA first: Sauvignon Blanc made from frozen juice
31/08/2018 - 10:08
In a quest for optimum tropical fruit expression in Sauvignon Blanc, Thys Louw from Diemersdal Estate last year released the first South African wine from this grape variety made by fermenting grape must that had been frozen after harvesting. This wine was such a success in the market that production has increased for the 2018 vintage which has just hit the market.
Hennessy proves it's anything but old-fashioned
17/08/2018 - 14:22
There’s a good chance that you think of cognac as the tipple of fusty old men in wood-panelled hunting lodges. If cognac brand Hennessy is anything to go by, however, you may have to reconsider your position on the century-old liquor.
Cybercellar launches subscription service Liquid Social curated by wine’s shining stars
16/08/2018 - 09:59
Cybercellar, South Africa’s longest-standing online wine retailer, has launched ‘Liquid Social’ (#liquidsocial); a wine subscription service where customers can purchase a package of wine which is delivered to them on a monthly or quarterly basis.
Fine-tuned collection marks 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
03/08/2018 - 16:20
A meticulously curated collection of 48 individually crafted wines of great diversity, rarity and innovative winemaking, goes under the hammer at the 34th Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 September 2018.
2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage finalists announced
30/07/2018 - 10:51
Judging has been completed, preparations for the awards function at Cavalli Estate in Somerset West on 15 August are in full swing and wine lovers are looking forward to seeing which of their favourites among the Top 20 finalists are considered by the panel of experts to be the best of the best in the 2018 Absa Top 10.
Aldi crowned best place to buy wine in UK
24/07/2018 - 09:57
Aldi has been named “Supermarket of the Year” at the International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards, beating high-end rivals like Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.