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Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction announces exceptional lots

Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction announces exceptional lots

The Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction offers wine enthusiasts and collectors an opportunity to bid on some of South Africa’s most iconic wines. These exclusive lots, with competitive reserve prices to match, are bound to spark many a bidding war.
Bigger, Better Mercury Wine Week Returns to Greyville - Durban

Bigger, Better Mercury Wine Week Returns to Greyville - Durban

South Africa’s oldest wine event, the Mercury Wine Week, which takes place this year from 29 to 31 August, is returning to the Greyville Convention Centre at Greyville Racecourse with a tipple for just about every taste.
Meerlust successes at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction

Meerlust successes at Strauss & Co Fine Wine Auction

In a trailblazing initiative, SA’s foremost auction house, Strauss & Co, entered into a joint venture with Wine Cellar and top sommelier Higgo Jacobs to launch a Fine Wine Auction programme. This endeavour aimed to provide a transparent auction platform and introduce prospective buyers to SA’s finest wines.
The best of the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2019

The best of the best at Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair 2019

Taking place on Thursday the 9th & Friday the 10th of May, the Wade Bales Wine & Malt Whisky Affair will once again be hosted at the opulent and recently upgraded 15 on Orange Autograph Collection 5 Star Hotel.
A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

A Celebration of South African Food and Wine in Asia

Chef Chantel Dartnall – recognised both locally and internationally as one of the country’s most acclaimed chefs – is showcasing the best South African food and wine this weekend in Asia.
Winemag.co.za releases its much-anticipated Prescient Chardonnay report

Winemag.co.za releases its much-anticipated Prescient Chardonnay report

Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays - from a record number of 117 entries - at a celebratory sundowner event at the Norval Foundation in Cape Town on Tuesday, 16 October.
The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018

The Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018

The eighth annual Chardonnay Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. There were 117 entries from 81 producers and these were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale.
Blends Then and Now

Blends Then and Now

South Africa has a long history of blended wines; the tale of their development interweaves old and new varieties.
Meerlust Estate Previews Probably the Greatest Expression of Their Rubicon Red Blend in 38 Years of Production

Meerlust Estate Previews Probably the Greatest Expression of Their Rubicon Red Blend in 38 Years of Production

Alea iacta est. The die is cast,” Julius Caesar is supposed to have said as he led his troops towards Rome in 49BC. The crucial border of the ancient capital was the Rubicon River, and the decision to cross it marked an irrevocable point in history.
The Enthusiast 100 of 2017

The Enthusiast 100 of 2017

As the number of wines reviewed in Wine Enthusiast continues to climb higher and higher, with nearly 23,000 wines tasted in 2017, we are perpetually seeking opportunities to tell thirsty readers about what we’re drinking. We strive to offer resources that please all palates and help make the most of your vinous adventures.
Rewriting history at Meerlust back to 1984, one vintage at a time

Rewriting history at Meerlust back to 1984, one vintage at a time

It was on September 12th, 2017 that a once in a lifetime South African vertical tasting happened. The South African Wine Society managed to acquire 10 Meerlust wines from nine vintages gathered over 15 years.
Nederburg Auction 2017 sales results and highlights

Nederburg Auction 2017 sales results and highlights

In pursuit of perfection, the 2017 Nederburg Auction has won new fans and impressed existing ones too. A change in format has been a very welcome update with producers and participants very complimentary of the event; having a day for tasting all auction wines (Friday 15th September) in a spacious, relaxed and exciting atmosphere and the auction on a single day (Saturday 16th September).
These are the South African wines you should be investing in

These are the South African wines you should be investing in

According to Knight Frank’s latest Luxury Index (KFLII), wine has finally overtaken collectable cars as the most popular luxury investment for the world’s super-rich.
Effecting Real Change From The Grassroots

Effecting Real Change From The Grassroots

Workers on the historic Meerlust Wine Estate and the neighbouring Compagniesdrift Bottling and Storage facility near Stellenbosch have long benefitted from projects and programmes to uplift and develop themselves and their families.
Discovering the distinctive white wines of South Africa

Discovering the distinctive white wines of South Africa

South Africa’s white wines tell the story of their diverse regions. Learn terroir tips and what you should keep an eye out for from this unique place.
A message to all the wine novices!

A message to all the wine novices!

In my last article I declared that I wanted to become a real wine expert within 10 to 20 years! It takes a lot of time, and glasses of wine, to become a real wine connoisseur. I climbed into my car, taking my notepad, my pen, my camera and an open palette, I had work to do. It was time to expand my wine knowledge, but I couldn’t do it on my own, therefore I brought in some help.
2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who's (still) on top form

2017 SA Wine & Cellar Classifications confirm who's (still) on top form

Based on the best track records in 28 local and international forums for the assessment of wine quality and interest value over the past 10 years, the South African Wine & Cellar Classifications celebrate the country's leading outfits - those who are regularly on top form, their product judged top-notch again and again, year after year.
Meerlust Excels at Platters Wine Guide 2017

Meerlust Excels at Platters Wine Guide 2017

The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2017 was launched at Cape Town’s The Table Bay Hotel on 31 October 2016 with over 200 guests in attendance, the VIPs including wine producers who had achieved the maximum five star rating in the new edition – reserved for wines that are “South African classics”.
Congrats to all the star-studded wineries at Platter 2017

Congrats to all the star-studded wineries at Platter 2017

Big and small, far and wide... with 94 Five Stars at Platter this year
Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

Stellenbosch has the potential to rival Napa Valley as a tourist attraction, says leading US expert

“Stellenbosch has the potential to become as significant as the Napa Valley,” says Clay Gregory, President and CEO of Visit Napa Valley. Gregory, who will be a headline speaker at The Business of Wine and Food Tourism Conference in Stellenbosch on 1 and 2 November, believes South Africa already has the skills and assets but currently lacks the investment.

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