South Africa’s first single grain whisky, Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky, has been announced as the World’s Best Grain Whisky at the annual Whisky Magazine’s World Whisky Awards (WWA) held in London last night (21 March 2013).
Cellars wishing to enter their finest market ready wines and brandies for this year’s Veritas Awards – SA’s most highly respected industry competition – should not hesitate, for the closing date is 8 August.
The International Wine Review, the highly regarded bi-monthly wine report in the USA, has given Simonsig a high five with a score of 90 points and higher for no less than five wines in the February 2012 edition on South African wines.
Desiderius Pongrácz 2003, the singularly noble flagship of South Africa’s much loved Méthode Cap Classique range, has achieved the venerable 90+ rating for excellence from the International Wine Review, the highly respected American-based bi-monthly wine report.
In commemoration of the first Cape harvest on 2 February 1659, the inimitable Spatz Sperling, owner of the Delheim Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch, was awarded the prestigious 1659 Medal of Honour for his indelible contribution to the South-African wine industry.
Every year, since the launch of RMB WineX in 2000, the Sandton CBD comes alive in late October to embrace the one wine show which delivers the best wines and the greatest deals. Even in the face of the Economic Freedom march on Thursday 27th October (the second day of the show), 12 500 wine enthusiasts primed their taste buds and donned their bling to attend the Southern Hemisphere's premier consumer wine event.
Continuing on its path of awards for 2011, the De Krans Cape Tawny Port recently received a score of 92/100 when it was tasted by wine journalist Neal Martin for the world renowned Robert Parker in the prestigious U.S. wine publication, Wine Advocate. This is the highest point awarded to a South African port.
Clos Malverne Estate is making waves with its single best seller, Sauvignon Blanc, with the latest 2011 vintage rated amongst the crème de la crème of the country at the 5th annual FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition.
La Motte of Franschhoek has been voted the South African winner of the Great Wine Capitals (GWC) Best Of Wine Tourism Awards for 2012. The announcement was made today (October 27) in Mainz, Germany at a gala dinner attended by leading wine tourism practitioners from around the world.
Obikwa has shown once again that it has what it takes to produce wines of quality that are enjoyable, eco-friendly and affordable, by winning yet another Best Value Award in the 2012 Best Value Wine Guide for wines priced under R60 a bottle.
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