Wat gebeur op die wynfront/What is happening on the wine front.

De Krans strikes gold at Rosé Rocks!

A West Coast sunset held together by water!

De Krans Private Cellar in the Klein Karoo has underlined its versatility as a producer of award-winning fortified and table wines when its Pinotage Rosé 2017 received a gold medal at the Rosé Rocks! competition. Rosé Rocks!’ is South Africa’s first wine competition which is entirely dedicated to rosé wines and seeks to not only acknowledge excellence in rosé winemaking, but also to market and promote the category in SA.

Jason’s Hill excels at Gold Wine Awards

At Jason's Hill, clouds have a gold lining!

The Jason’s Hill Private Cellar in the picturesque Slanghoek Valley walked off with no fewer than three gold medals at the Gold Wine Awards, as well as earning first place on the Top 5 EWP (Excellent Wine at the Price) list.

Gold medals were awarded to the Jason's Creek Classic Red 2015, Jason's Hill Shiraz 2013 and the Jason's Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.

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Kleurvol en liplek-lekker!

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The top 10 chenin blancs in South Africa revealed!

The top 10!

This year's Standard Bank/Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge attracted 136 entries, up almost 10% on 2016, with all the major wine-producing areas represented. The five-member judging panel, tasting all submissions “blind”, short-listed 33 wines for consideration before deciding on the ten eventual winners.

Constantia Glen lights up the wood fire for flammkuchen and wine

Flammkuchen and wine, for something different!

Indulge in crispy flammkuchen for the ultimate wine tasting experience from the new wood-fired oven at Constantia Glen. A South German or French-style “tarte flambée”, flammkuchen is a thin, crisp base layered with crème fraîche and a variety of delicious toppings.

Tears of joy … in a bottle!

The Angels Tears Sauvignon Blanc 2017 will bring tears of joy to your eyes and heart!

Bask in the heavenly glow of summer with the newly released Angels Tears wines, the fruity range of quality quaffers from the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in the Franschhoek Valley.

Smooth and bursting with fruit, these uncomplicated wines are easy on the palate and great value for money – ideal for easy living and everyday enjoyment.

Vriesenhof Vineyards begin ’n nuwe, opwindende hoofstuk

Vriesenhof se ongehoute Chardonnay.

Vriesenhof Vineyards aan die voet van die Stellenbosch-berge, die tuiste van ’n uitmuntende reeks wyne vir elke geleentheid, het ’n nuwe, opwindende hoofstuk in sy indrukwekkende wynmaakstorie begin. Van Augustus 2017 af sal wynliefhebbers kan uitsien na ’n vars, nuwe voorkoms vir al Vriesenhof Vineyards se wyne wat onder een etiket bemark sal word.

De Krans in (nog) goud getooi op jongste wynkompetisie

'n Uitsonderlike Chenin Blanc.

Die De Krans-wynkelder buite Calitzdorp in die Klein Karoo het weer eens die gehalte van sy wyne bewys met nie minder nie as vier goue medaljes op die jongste Gold Wine Awards. Die wyne wat op hierdie kompetisie in goud getooi is, is De Krans se Free-Run Chenin Blanc 2017, Pinotage Rosé 2017, Touriga Nacional 2016 en A Twist of Fate 2015.

Avondale’s 2015 Anima Chenin Blanc reflects philosophy of ‘soil is life’

"Soil is life"!

Few wines embody the Avondale philosophy of Terra Est Vita – ‘Soil is Life’ – as succinctly as the estate’s acclaimed Anima Chenin Blanc, and the newly-released 2015 vintage is once again proving to be a remarkable reflection of this pioneering biodynamic estate in the Paarl winelands.

US beer stocks slide as millennials turn to wine

Love wine!

Goldman Sachs downgraded its rating of shares in Constellation Brands to from “buy” to “neutral” last week, causing its value to slide by 1.2% on Monday, writes Lauren Eads. The stockbroker also downgraded Boston Beer Co., rating its stocks as ‘to sell’, causing its value to drop by 5%.

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