Looking for an “any occasion wine”?

Looking for an “any occasion wine”? Here it is… Elgin Ridge 282 Pinot Noir 2016 – perfect for any occasion South Africa is home to only a couple of certified biodynamic wine producers, and Elgin Ridge Wine Estate happens to be one of these. Situated in the picture-perfect Elgin Wine Valley, the estate owned by Brian…

It’s World Malbec Day

Today Argentina is synonymous with Malbec, having achieved a direct association with the varietal. Renowned by its diversity, high quality and elegance, it marks a constant innovation in the wine scene worldwide.

FRANSCHHOEK RETURNS TO THE WINTER SCULPTURE FAIR

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a unique sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 11 and 12 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest culinary and…

PAUL CLUVER WINES AT ELGIN COOL WINE & COUNTRY FESTIVAL

Looking for something to do when in the Western Cape?  The Elgin Cool Wine & Country Food Festival is back, and it’s guaranteed to be one of this year’s social calendar highlights. Taking place over the weekend of 27 and 28 April participating Elgin Wine Producers will be pulling out the stops to showcase their range of fine wines paired with amazing food offerings.

SA BUBBLY – MORE REASON TO CELEBRATE!

L’Ormarins’ Zanie Viljoen is the MCC Specialist Winemaker at Anthonij Rupert Wines, which will be showcasing some of its bubblies in the L’Ormarins range in Johanesburg.

THE 2019 CAPE WINE AUCTION RAISES NEARLY R15-MILLION

The 2019 Cape Wine Auction has raised R14 625 million and has now amassed nearly R88 million since the first auction was held in 2014. At a glamorous event held at Buitenverwachting in Constantia, it was announced that Raymond Ndlovu has been appointed chairperson to the Cape Wine Auction Trust, replacing Wendy Appelbaum who remains a…

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON CALLS FOR ENTRIES IN THE TOLLMAN ART COMPETITION HERMANUS FYNARTS FESTIVAL (7 – 17 JUNE 2019)

Bouchard Finlayson is inviting entries for the 2019 Tollman Bouchard Finlayson Art Award as part of the Hermanus FynArts Festival. The Tollman family, owners of Bouchard Finlayson, has long been great supporters of the arts in South Africa and is sponsoring the competition for the sixth consecutive year. This unique national art competition awards a first prize of R20…

THIS SPORTING LOT, AT CWA

Some of the lots at this year’s Cape Wine Auction on Saturday, March 2 – sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth.

THE ART OF WINE AUCTIONS

The CWA itself is an opportunity for philanthropists to bid for exclusive vinous objets d’art – donated by generous winemaker benefactors

NEW SUMMER MENU AT SWIRL…

Stellenbosch Vineyards boasting their new summer menu, in celebration of their first birthday. Here’s what Chef Livinia Plaaitjie will entice you with at Swirl.

Q&A with Vilafonte’s Mike Ratcliffe

Yes, I’ve subscribed to his newsletters.  Yes, I’ve drank his amazing wines.  Yes, I’ve had ample opportunity to meet him.  Yet, I have never managed to come face to face with this marketing and brand idol.  Here’s what he had to say about the new Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum and his luxury wine brand…

Warwick Wine Estate does it again!

Awarded three 5-star ratings by The Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2019 The Blue Lady 2015, a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate, aged in 225-litre tight grain, medium and light toast French oak barrels. The wine is redolent of blackberries, crème de cassis with hints of graphite and tobacco leaf. Only…

Iain Banner appointed to Cape Wine Auction Trust Board

Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust’s five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe. Banner is the co-founder of a number of successful companies, events and charities, including Sports International, the Gary Player Design Company, the…

Are there Carbs in wine? Read this!

Are There Really Carbs in Wine? by Reagan If you’re the type of person that likes to have a glass of wine with dinner, or when you’re hanging out with friends, or any time at all, you want to know what it’s all about, right? You want to know if it’s good for you, bad for…