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J.C. Le Roux Scintilla best sparkling wine at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

The House of J.C. Le Roux achieved top honours at the highly regarded 2013 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show with the trophy for best sparkling wine awarded to the prestige cuvée, Scintilla 2003. Winning awards is nothing new for this elegant J.C. Le Roux flagship. Last year the 2003 vintage triumphed as overall winner of…


Simonsig rakes in four 90+ ratings from

Hitting the high notes Simonsig Estate has clinched  four venerable 90+ ratings from affiliated to Wine Advocate, one of the leading wine magazines in the USA. Known for producing superior reds, it is no wonder that the Simonsig Frans Malan Reserve 2008 was given the stamp of approval with a 92 point rating by…

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Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010

Chateau de Saint Cosme Gigondas 2010 review with William Hsu Gigondas 2010 is a classic of the estate with three grapes grapes co-fermented for twelve months in a Burgundian cask. (60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah) It is a wine that will age for twenty years.

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House of Mandela Wine launches in the United States

Nelson Mandela’s daughter and grandaughter, have launched the “House of Mandela” range of wine in the US. The family launched their blends of red and white grapes this week during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. The screw-capped bottles are adorned with an image of a bee, the company’s logo that symbolizes compassion, sharing,…

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Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Review

Michael Olivier reviews the Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2012. Michael says that the Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc 2012 is a real characterful wine with plenty of attitude and if you want to know what a good Sauvignon Blanc tastes like, this is the one. It’s a medium body wine with a good balance between acidity…

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Spier Signature Pinotage 2011 Review

Michael Olivier reviews the Spier Signature Pinotage 2011. Michael Olivier says that Frans Smit has created a wine that is smooth and will love any food. It has a dark plum colour with smells of cherry tobacco, blood plums and oak spice. A typical South African Pinotage with a long after taste. Rate this wine

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Ten Day Stellenbosch Wine Festival pops it’s cork this January

New look ten day Stellenbosch Wine Festival to take place 25 January to 3 February 2013 The Stellenbosch Wine Festival, the flagship event of South Africa’s iconic wine region, stomps its way into a new era this January with an expanded ten-day program designed to showcase in a bigger, better and bolder fashion the delightfully…

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Wine Ice Cream, what a cool idea!

Sometimes you have to wonder why it took so long and Wine Ice Cream is a perfect case in point. It was in 1988 that a Mars Bar became an ice cream and the world woke up to the world of brand extensions into non traditional categories. The world pretty much changed that day and brands find…


The Truth About Wine, Tall Horse Wines finally admits it!

Tall Horse wines hit the nail on the head and reveal the truth about wine! Kurt Schoonraad takes centre stage in this hugely successful ad campaign for Tall Horse Wines The campaign is the brainchild of interactive online video agency AUGUST with the basis of the concept that the Tall Horse belief that wine should be enjoyed rather than learned…


Prince Harry’s new wine, Royal Blush features a naked Harry on the label.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas does not apply to royalty as Prince Harry now has a special edition French Rose, “Royal Blush” to add to his memorabilia. English merchant Sheldon’s Wines has launched “Royal Blush,” a 2011 French rosé, which bears artist Dan Lacey’s painting of Prince Harry making a bare bottomed trick shot…