Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Flagstone Ice, a vine dried Sauvignon Blanc 2016, a perfect partner to Nina Timm’s Passionfruit Cheesecake slices.

Clever name Ice. It reminds me of Canadian Ice wine, made from grapes picked well into winter once the frost has been at them and cause desiccation. In South Africa, we have to use a pair of pliers to pinch the peduncles of the bunches to prevent life giving liquids to pass through to the berries which dehydrates the berries.
Michael Olivier

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Once in a lifetime lots at the American Express Cape Wine Barrel Auction

...including a last vintage from Alheit Vineyards; DeToren's highly acclaimed Fusion series; the Finlayson's Crystallum Collection and Creation's Art of Creation Pinot Noir & Chardonnay.
Cape Wine Auction

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Excise Duty Increases – Wine industry appreciates greater understanding

The South African wine and brandy industry welcomes the inflationary increase in excise duties announced by Government on 20 February 2019.

Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Org de Rac sees Lower Yields in Quality Harvest

With only a few Cabernet Sauvignon blocks left to pick on organic wine estate Org de Rac, cellar master Frank Meaker is ready to sum up vintage 2019: small on yield, superb on quality.
Org de Rac

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

THE TWENTY CLUB: Winemakers with staying power

In a world where the only constant is change, a handful of Cape winemakers have made twenty vintages at the same wine farm. Talk about staying power.
Graham Howe

Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Veuve Clicquot Yelloweek 2019

Painting the town yellow, every day of the week ...
Lucienne van Pul