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The Top Ten Wine Tastings of 2015
Graham Howe picks the best of over sixty wine tastings he attended in 2015 - and spots the major tasting trends.
Compagniesdrift - Wine Storage, Bottling and Labeling
Compagniesdrift – Wine Storage, Bottling and Labeling opened its doors on 01 December 2010 with only 4 wine producers.Currently commitments has been secured from 53 wine producers to store their wine and a total of 2.3 million bottles are already in the warehouse.
Woolworths launches over 40 new wines
Woolworths is increasingly becoming the destination of choice to stock a well-curated wine cellar. Building on existing relationships with some of the top winemakers in South Africa, and with a focus on quality and price, the range is carefully developed and accessible, aiming to provide our customers with the best edited choice of wines.
Meerlust Celebrates 40th Anniversary of its World-Renowned Wine Label
It was some forty years after the arrival of the first European settlers on the southern tip of Africa in the mid-17th century that, in 1693, farmland was granted by the Dutch colony’s governor to German immigrant Henning Hüsing in the Eerste River valley outside Stellenbosch and records show vines being planted around the homestead he built and named Meerlust.
Sweet 16 RMB WineX announces Top Sellers, Best Cellars and Best Wines on Show
RMB WineX has come and gone, sweeping all (including the Eco Mobility Festival) before it. 2015 was the wine show's 16th edition, bringing around 150 exhibitors to the Sandton Convention Centre for the three days of the show.
Platter’s by Diners Club Launches the 2016 South African Wine Guide
The Platter’ s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016 was launched at Cape Town’s Mount Nelson Hotel on 29 October 2015 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”.
Stellenbosch Kingdom of Cabernet Tasting
With its unique combination of soils, sites and skilled winemakers, Stellenbosch is establishing itself as the 'Kingdom of Cabernet' in the South African winelands.
Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival is Set to be the Event of the Year
The 11th annual Soweto Wine and Lifestyle Festival, happening from the 4th to 6th September 2015 in Soweto, is set to impress in a spectacular fusion of boutique wine brands and high-end fashion, food, creativity and art entrepreneurism.
Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 Winners
The Sommelier Wine Awards is a wine competition with a difference. Britain’s only on-trade wine competition, it focuses entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Since it started in 2007 it has grown to become the first point of reference for the UK's on-trade wine buyers as well as the key competition for wines trying to increase their presence in hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants.
5 Of The Best: Classic Wineries
Wineries with old-school charm.
Sending Wine gifts is just so easy...
Do you need to ensure your holiday house has wine for the holidays? Need a last-minute gift? Look no further....'s new shop has made it so easy...
Need to send a gift or stock up with wine for the holidays?
Time is the most precious commodity, and's new shop will save you plenty of angst & time! We bring you a great selection of wines & beautifully packaged wine gifts to send to your business associates & loved ones - prices include delivery anywhere in South Africa. What could be simpler?
Fine Wines, Fast Cars & James Bond
Graham Howe spots brand SA in-flight, on prestigious wine-lists and off-trade in the United Kingdom on a racy assignment to celebrate the centenary of Aston Martin.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 winners announced
Judges at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards tasted a record-breaking 14 362 wines and awarded nearly 10 000 medals, it was announced on Monday morning.
Rare Meerlust Red promises drinking pleasure
Respected 18th -century Cape wine estate Meerlust in Stellenbosch has once again honoured its commitment to self-imposed exacting standards of quality in winemaking by declassifying its world-renowned flagship Bordeaux-style blend Rubicon from the 2011 vintage.
Smaller volumes underpin exclusivity of 2013 Nederburg Auction
Expect smaller pockets of excellence this year, says a new-look Nederburg Auction panel of judges following a selection tasting involving a rigorous two days of scoring over 300 wines for the 2013 auction.
Pleasures of Pinot Noir at Vineyard Hotel & Spa
Wine-lovers are invited to experience the pinnacle of the South African Pinot Noir offering at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa's annual Pinot Noir Festival.
New World Wines: Neal Martin on South Africa
"South Africa: The Cape Crusaders"
Jancis Robinsons top whites for 2012
France seems to hog an even higher proportion of recommendations here than it did for last week's reds - perhaps not surprisingly in view of so many stunning wines from Alsace and the Loire - and Burgundy.
Journal Tasted Magazine “Two Best Sommeliers of the World Taste Blind”
In the recent tasting of South African wines held in Germany by Markus Del Monego and Andre Larsson the Meerlust Rubicon 2007 received a score of 93 points.

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