The goal of the Sommeliers Choice Awards is simple: to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list.Medals were awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists.The top two questions that sommeliers were attempting to answer as they judged the wines were: “Would we stock this?” and "Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass".Each wine had to score among 5 criteria to get the best score:Food Parability Score +Typicity Score +Quality...

The reputation of the prestigious NWC Top 100 awards competition continues to hold the high ground. The prestigious National Wine Challenge aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for top-scoring wines. Categories of awards are:Grand Cru 1st placeDouble PlatinumDouble Goldand Double SilverThe Top 100 highest scoring wines form the elite ‘Top 100 SA Wines 2021’, a club of SA’s finest wines.Entries this year came both from new vineyard participants as well as regular supporters.  From a stellar line-up of great South African wines, Alvi’s Drift reached the podium.Our wines entered in the 2021 challenge have been successful...

The Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2021, which this year took place in Brussels, Belgium, has just ended. 1200 Samples from 23 countries were judged and we are really pleased to announce that our Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020 recieved a Gold medal.We would also like to extend a huge congratulations to the following wineries who all received Gold - in particular Tokara's Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020 who walked away with the Dubourdieu Trophy (Best Competing Sauvignon) - a fantastic acccolade! Congrats to the following S.A. wineries who also received a Gold medal.Tokara Reserve Collection Sauvignon blanc 2020 – Best Sauvignon of the Competition...

The Catavinum World Wine Awards is one of the most prestigious international events of its kind.Over 3000 Wines are submitted from suppliers around the world including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Greece, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and United States to name a few.Wines were tasted blind by an international panel of tasters and less than 100 obtained a great gold medal and only around 400 obtained Gold. We are humbled to have been nominated for several golds and great-gold awards in this prestigious international competition.Verreaux Pinotage 2019 – Great GoldAlbertus VIljoen Bismarck...

https://youtu.be/C_WqGqLwYfMDid you know that the South African wine industry is unique in knowing its birthday?On 2 February 1659, the Dutch governor recorded in his diary that wine had been made for the first time from grapes grown in the cape. Today, 362 years later to the day, we join the Spectacular South Africa campaign in celebrating this special day – raising international awareness of our beautiful country as a destination of choice for tourism and investment.Our Specials:In celebrating this year's birthday, we have the following specials running on our website from the 2nd -15th of February.  •             3 pack of...

Sharing the SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards Press Release below. Click here to read the original article:The fifth SA Women’s Wine & Spirit Awards took place much later than originally anticipated. Michelle Grimbeek, the convenor of judges and her team welcomed the all-women panel on the morning of 19 November at the Nietvoorbij campus in Stellenbosch.The judges on the wine panel were Lisa du Toit, Wanda Cronje CWM, Tanja Beutler, Erika van Zyl, Esme Groenewald and Nadia Hefer. The judges on the spirit and liqueur panel were Dr Caroline Snyman CWM, Manzi Sishi and Marené de...