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Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction rewrites the record books

October 2nd, 2016 by karen

PRESS RELEASE: A triumphant 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction saw all records tumble at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend, with total sales exceeding R13,8 million and new record wine prices for red, white, Méthode Cap Classique and Port. With sales of R13 833 400, almost R2 million more than the previous…

Le Riche Wines, home of the essential Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon

September 30th, 2016 by karen

I spent the morning with Etienne and Christo Le Riche this week.  It was wonderful to have the focused time with the father and son due and touching the iceberg of their philosophies and approach to their brand. The Chardonnay was delicious and would I love to see more of that in future. But, their focus…

Idiom unveils its new mountain-top Helderberg winelands destination

May 9th, 2016 by karen

PRESS RELEASE: A Sensory Experience Toasting ten vintages of award-winning Idiom wines, the Bottega family is embarking on a new sensory adventure with the unveiling of an inspiring venue located at the top of their mountain vineyards on the outskirts of Somerset West near Sir Lowry’s Pass. The new Idiom Restaurant & Wine Tasting Centre…

Record prices at 31st Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

October 4th, 2015 by karen

PRESS RELEASE South African wines triumphed at the 31st Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier in the Stellenbosch Winelands over the weekend with new record prices for both red and white wines and the average price per case up by almost 10% on last year. Showing its prowess once again as a showcase of…

Recognition of Terroir wines continues

March 24th, 2015 by karen

Media Release: This year see the 10th Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards, founded in 2006 to recognize South Africa’s top quality wines which truly represent a specific viticultural terrain. Over the past decade the national winners of this competition have clearly demonstrated that certain cultivars thrive in certain terrain’s soil and climate, while others produced…

NOSE YOUR WINE Video series launched by locally based wine portal – www.wine.co.za

March 10th, 2015 by karen

Media Release Wine can be very intimidating!  Watching a 3-minute video on your phone or tablet, however, is really easy. Many wine stewards starting out don’t necessarily have the wine knowledge that the wine industry imagines them to have. These wine service professionals play a pivotal role in facilitating  positive wine experiences. The more knowledgeable…

Longridge launch Clos du Ciel Chardonnay

February 20th, 2015 by karen

I attended the launch of this Burgundian style, single vineyard Chardonnay earlier this week. Legendary on every way! Media Release: The meticulous bio-dynamic revival of a single vineyard block planted almost thirty years ago high on the slopes of the Helderberg near Longridge Wine Estate has resulted in the introduction of the exciting new vintage…

Wine Concepts Finer Things in Life Champagne Festival

November 11th, 2014 by karen

Join hosts Wine Concepts in celebrating their thirteenth year of staging this prestigious event at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, on 21st November from 18h00 to 21h00. There will be offering more than 40 cuvees for tasting from premium and boutique Champagne Houses to tantalize your taste buds. Expect names like Taittinger, Piper…

Wine Concepts Seductive Sauvignon Festival

August 21st, 2014 by karen

  Wine Concepts will host their 12th exclusive Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon Festival at The Vineyard Hotel in September Guests will be treated to an enticing selection of these two varieties! This popular annual festival gives wine lovers the opportunity to taste latest release Sauvignon Blanc’s and current vintage Cabernet Sauvignons from 50 of…

SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP TEN CABERNET SAUVIGNON WINES FOR 2014 REVEALED

May 23rd, 2014 by karen

PRESS RELEASE: Cape Town, 22 May 2014: The third annual Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report, presented by Sanlam Private Investments (SPI), has seen a hierarchy of quality among local wines in the category start to emerge. Wineries such as Paulina’s Reserve; Thelema and Waterford have shown admirable consistently in the Top Ten over the years, and…

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