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Young Guns 5 - Throwing out the textbook
Wine Cellar’s much-anticipated Young Guns events are back. Now in its 5th year, Young Guns is a chance to meet the talented young winemakers who are throwing out the textbook and pushing the boundaries of winemaking.
Top 100 SA Wines 2015 winners Announced
The major fine-wine only event in SA launches the 2015 Top 100 SA winning wines results.
Ka-Ching for charity
A rare vertical collection of MR de Compostella from winemaker friends Bruwer Raats and Mzokhona Mvemve hit the jackpot at this year’s AfrAsia Cape Wine Auction, when the 8-bottle lot sold for R150 000.
What Wine: What Oscar nominee?
In all honesty, the only two reasons I watch the Oscars is 1) for the fashion disasters and 2) to see Leonardo Dicaprio try and fake another smile when he loses out again. But this year I plan on getting into the spirit of the entire ceremony by pairing it with to join me?
Who is the most exciting and forward-thinking winemaker in Stellenbosch?
Neal Martin pulled no punches in the recently published “Think + South Africa” 2014 vintage review in Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate when he bestowed this title on Polkadraai winemaker Bruwer Raats.
The Big Bottle Festival is coming!
South Africa's foremost Winemakers and Chefs de Cuisine featured at prestigious Big Bottle Festival, at Taj Hotel Cape Town
Top scores for Raats in Atkins report
Award-winning wine writer and British Wine Master Tim Atkin has given a unanimous thumbs up for Raats Family Wines by awarding all six wines in their portfolio with scores of more than 91 points. These ratings will be published in his annual SA Report, which is due for release on the 1st of July.
2014 SAWi Wine Excellence Awards
Acknowledging the exceptional craft of the winemaker.
PIWOSA Flying Rhino event
The PIWOSA team returned to London in May to showcase their latest premium wines to the UK wine trade.
Perfect Pairings: Cabernet Franc
Franc(ly) my dear, I DO give a damn...about good wine and food pairings.
Top100 SA Wines 2014 - winners announced
The key fine-wine event in SA launches the 2014 Top 100 SA winning wines results.
Raats wines poured in honour of Madiba
A Cabernet Franc by South African winemaker Bruwer Raats has recently featured on the wine list of a top New York restaurant in honour of late president Nelson Mandela.
South African winery rated in Top 100 wines of 2013
It’s been a good year for South African wines in the US, with several scoring more than 90 points out of a possible 100 in exacting tastings by prestigious US wine publications.
A focus on variety: the big tasting trend of 2013
Varietal tastings were a major trend in 2013 - with tutored winemaker tastings of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Malbec, Shiraz and Zinfandel. Graham Howe reports on a few of the highlights on the wine calendar last year.
Rebel with a cause - Raats joins My School Dream School South Africa
Winemaker Bruwer Raats will make an appearance in the MySchool Dream School SA reality series on MNet this December. Episode ten featuring Raats will be aired on Sunday, 15 December, on Channel 101 at 17h00.
Braai me to the moon in Hollywood
Bruwer Raats of Raats Family Wines recently accepted an invitation to dazzle Hollywood when he took part in the WOSA braai series hosted at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California.
Record Five-Stars for 2014 Platter's Guide
In a banner year for the South African wine industry, Platter's South African Wine Guide has chosen a remarkable 80 wines to be awarded the highest honour of five stars in this 34th edition of the guide – up from 62 in the last edition.
Raats old Vine Chenin considered a world great by Matthew Jukes
During a recent tasting in the United Kingdom, renowned wine writer Matthew Jukes declared that Bruwer Raats’ 2011 Old Vine Chenin is one of the greatest and most reliable Chenins in the world.
Wholewheat wines from the Cape
Tastings organised by generic promotional organisations are rarely great showcases for quality. For obvious reasons, they feel they have to show wines from all producers rather than the best producers. And in some cases the best producers can sell their wines so easily back home that they are unwilling to participate in expensive voyages overseas to pour precious bottles for foreigners, not all of whom will truly value them.
South Africa's Chenin Blancs: cheap and refreshing
If your warm-weather wine-drinking habits are anything like mine, you’re always looking for something new and invigorating.
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