Boplaas Colheita 2007 a Champion everywhere

Boplaas Colheita 2007 a Champion everywhere

BOPLAAS TAKES HIGHEST HONOURS FOR A PORT WINE AT MICHELANGELO AWARDS   Family-owned winery Boplaas has claimed the highest award for a port wine and only Platinum medal for the style at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine and Spirit Awards. Underscoring...

Vergelegen goes entirely off grid

Vergelegen goes entirely off grid

Harvesting the sun: Vergelegen winery goes green with solar panel installation   Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, renowned for its myriad sustainability initiatives, has marked another milestone in environmental responsibility and cost savings. The  winery has...

Tokara Syrah crowned best Southern Hemisphere red wine

Tokara Syrah crowned best Southern Hemisphere red wine

Tokara Reserve Collection Syrah has won the trophy as the best red wine overall at the inaugural Southern Hemisphere tasting of the Intercontinental Wine Challenge 2023. Tokara also struck Gold with the Director’s Reserve White.    The only South African trophy...

Standard Bank Top 10 Chenins unveiled for 2023

Standard Bank Top 10 Chenins unveiled for 2023

The annual Standard Bank Top 10 Chenin Blanc Challenge that this year drew 144 entries, is hosted by the Chenin Blanc Association (CBA.)   CBA co-founder and chair, Ken Forrester, an internationally recognised champion of Chenin was voted 2023 Man of the Year by...

ABSA Top Ten Pinotage Winners 2023

ABSA Top Ten Pinotage Winners 2023

The spotlight shines brightly on the world of South African winemaking as the results of the much-anticipated 2023 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Awards are unveiled..This year's competition marks a significant milestone, celebrating over 26 years of honouring the finest...

Brilliant new vintages from La Motte

Brilliant new vintages from La Motte

Luckily in wine, we can combine the uniqueness of each vintage with the reputation of the brand and for La Motte’s stalwart duo of Sauvignon Blanc and Millennium, each new vintage release comes with the reassurance provided by a legacy of quality and consistency....

Wine of the Week–Glenwood Chardonnay 2023

Wine of the Week–Glenwood Chardonnay 2023

In the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, where some of our country's finest Chardonnays are made, Glenwood  have made sure that their’s is a name always mentioned in the top few. They make 3 magnificent Chardonnays, two of which are wooded and have spent time in barrels...

Wine  Etiquette for fun-loving Connoisseurs

Wine Etiquette for fun-loving Connoisseurs

    Indulging in a glass of wine is always a delightful experience, whether you're a seasoned wine aficionado or just beginning to explore the world of fermented grape goodness. However, navigating the realms of wine etiquette can sometimes be intimidating....

Superb Meerlust Red 2020 now available

Superb Meerlust Red 2020 now available

  Meerlust has a long-standing commitment to crafting excellent wines, some of the best in our country. In 1985, the estate introduced its inaugural Meerlust Red, which marked the momentous declassification of its flagship Rubicon wine. Over the years, the...

Aviva Pelham’s fascinating life now in book form

Aviva Pelham’s fascinating life now in book form

Aviva Pelham is a name which stands out, and has done for a long time, in South African operatic and musical productions. Her repertoire has ranged from Lehar to Strauss and Verdi and even further to Queen.  Much loved as she has been, she has now released a memoir...

Talking of brandy—Tokara XO Potstill a star at ISC 2023!

Talking of brandy—Tokara XO Potstill a star at ISC 2023!

Intercontinental Double Gold for Tokara XO Potstill Brandy Tokora’s masterly crafted XO Potstill Brandy excelled as a Cape Brandy of distinction earning Double Gold at the Intercontinental Spirits Challenge 2023. The luxurious Tokara XO Potstill Brandy was singled out...

SA brandy triumphs as world’s best at World Brandy Awards

SA brandy triumphs as world’s best at World Brandy Awards

South African Brandy triumphed once again with Van Ryn’s 15YO Single Potstill this week being named World’s Best Wine Brandy at the World Brandy Awards. This is the second consecutive time the Stellenbosch distillery has won the title and the third occasion since...

Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a brand new look

Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil has a brand new look

Home to a range of award-winning extra virgin olive oils, Morgenster Estate is renowned for their premium, high quality extra virgin olive oils. Their founder, Giulio Bertrand, is considered as the ‘Father of Olive Oil’ in South Africa as he paved the way for the...