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South Africa should be proud of its world class wines – Tim Atkin
In his sixth annual guide to South Africa, award-winning British journalist and Master of Wine Tim Atkin argues that the Cape is making the best wines in its 358 year history and that its industry is “dynamic, exciting and still evolving”.
Winemag Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Blend & Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report 2017
Winemag.co.za is pleased to release the fifth annual Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon Blend/Wooded Sauvignon Blanc Report (previously known as the White Hot Wine Awards).
Wine Menu's Unlock the Unusuals Festival
The popular Unlock the Unusuals Wine Festival is back to showcase South Africa’s lesser known varietals in the only focused platform in Gauteng of these wines.
Absa Top 10 Pinotage 2017 – Best of The Best
Results of the 21st annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition have just been announced.
Neil Ellis Wines Continue to Impress - A Fitting Testament to an Unwavering Philosophy
Neil Ellis’s steadfast focus, on sourcing superior grape varieties from low-yielding, hand-picked vineyard lots in the Cape’s best sites, continues to manifest its merit with a steady stream of prominent awards for Neil Ellis Wines.
A cellar is not just a cellar
When facing the literally thousands of different wines on shop shelves, most consumers probably do not realise – or care for that matter – that they come from various winery types not necessarily indicated on the bottle, which largely explains the vast price spectrum and also ensures that we’re more spoilt for choice than ever.
Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition still going strong 21 years on
The Pinotage Association and Absa are pleased to announce the finalists in this year’s Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition, which marks 21 years since it was started.
2017 SAWi 'Grand Wines Collection’ Awards
When is a wine exceptionally good and worthy of recognition as a ‘fine wine’? Is it once it has won a double gold accolade or a trophy? What if it consistently receives numerous outstanding awards above gold accolades only, year on year?
Neil Ellis Wines Shine in the 2017 Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report and the 2017 10 Year Old Wine Awards
Re-affirming the distinguished pedigree of Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon
Boschendal and Paul Cluver take top trophies at IWC 2017, London
TWENTY-THREE gold medals to South African wines with seven beauties going on to win trophies at the 2017 International Wine Challenge in London.
Like Father Like Son... Warren Ellis continuing the Neil Ellis Legacy
When you have to think of one or two words to sum up a winery and it’s wines, it can sometimes be quite difficult… but sometimes not. After tasting through a large swathe of the current Neil Ellis range with Warren Ellis, I felt the wines could all be quite succinctly described as wines with composure and finesse.
Stellenbosch Cabernet | The Collection | One night only
Stellenbosch Cabernet – The Collection – promises Gauteng wine lovers an extraordinary once-off experience. On 22nd June – for one night only - twenty-five of the country's premier Cabernet producers will be bringing the best of their current and pre-release young wines (together with a select array of older and mature vintages) to the nation's fine wine capital.
Neil Ellis Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Back in the 80’s, Neil Ellis became the Capes’ first winemaker to make and market wine under his own name.
10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017:Results
Winemag.co.za is pleased to present the 10 Year Old Wine Awards 2017 – featuring wines from the 2007 vintage.
The Easter Parade
The traditional leg of lamb - salty and crunchy on the outside, moist and tender within - partners perfectly with a gorgeous red (or two).
Whites to Excite
Here are some delectable whites, ready to be enjoyed at any occasion.
The Vineyard Revolutionary that is Neil Ellis
There is one thing a wine maker cannot learn or buy or initiate, and it is not something he or she is born with, either. This is a gift given after you have earned it, and it is a gift called respect.
Het wilde noorden van Zuid-Afrika - Wellington, Piekenierskloof en Skurfberg
Constantia, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek are beautiful and symbolize the Cape wine industry. But the Cape Winelands also has a rough and less touristy side. For this you need to venture to the outskirts and areas such as Wellington, Piekenierskloof and the magical Skurfberg. The reward: a few of the best and most original South African wines.
The Power of Trusting Neil Ellis Wines
There are wine brands that I grow into trusting. Others delicately instil trust through providing impressionable bits of joy and genius. Then, one or three grab me by the throat and force me to trust them through their sheer power of conviction and unbridled brilliance.
South African Chardonnay
After poor clones and imposter imports, this grape has come a long way in 30 years, says Tim Atkin MW. When planted in the right place, it can produce world-class wines
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