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100-year old Domaine René Engel wine goes under the hammer

100-year old Domaine René Engel wine goes under the hammer

100 years after Domaine René Engel’s foundation, 1156 bottles, magnums, jeroboams and 1 methuselah, originating directly from the Domaine’s underground vaulted cellar and spread over 168 lots, will be offered at auction on Sunday June 16th, 2019 at Hotel Beau-Rivage...
Frank Meaker selected to join Bordeaux Brotherhood

Frank Meaker selected to join Bordeaux Brotherhood

Frank Meaker, cellarmaster at Org de Rac Winery in the Swartland and a long-time Paarl resident, has been inducted into the elite Commanderie de Bordeaux, an international wine organisation based in Bordeaux in France which is committed to spreading the ethos and...
The Blaauwklippen Blending Battle is on!

The Blaauwklippen Blending Battle is on!

Are you an aspirational wine blending champion? The time has come for wine clubs to once again battle it out in the 36th annual Blaauwklippen Blending Competition. The winning blend will be sold under the BBC label in a Magnum (1.5 litre) bottle, and the winning team...
Neil Ellis celebrates 35 years of vineyard-selected wines

Neil Ellis celebrates 35 years of vineyard-selected wines

This year, Neil Ellis Wines, the pioneer wine producer in site identification, grape sourcing and site-specific wines, will celebrate its 35th anniversary since the first vintage of his namesake label.     The 1984 Neil Ellis Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced...
World’s Best Wine Lists 2019 – Now open for entries

World’s Best Wine Lists 2019 – Now open for entries

The World of Fine Wine magazine presents the World’s Best Wine Lists awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards celebrate quality, passion and creativity in wine lists globally. Having established its reputation among restaurants, the World’s Best Wine Lists is the...
Hail hits Montagu wine producers hard

Hail hits Montagu wine producers hard

Heavy showers and hail “as big as golf balls” earlier this week hit some producers in Montagu and outlying areas hard in the midst of the 2019 wine grape harvest season.   Heavy rainfall occurred on Sunday and Monday, 10 and 11 March, with a large hail storm...