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Motorcycle Marvel is marvellous wine

The 2011 vintage of the Rhône style blend 'The Motorcycle Marvel' from Nederburg is out now, offering a blend of Grenache, Carignan, Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Cinsaut.

23 Jul 2014 10:31

New limited edition release from Rickety Bridge

Rickety Bridge has launched its first icon wine, The Bridge 2008, named after the original 'rickety bridge' from which the estate took its name. A Cabernet Sauvignon, it was judged to be one of the Top 100 wines in the inaugural Top 100 SA Wines competition. With the vineyard being inaccessible by vehicle, all of the eight barrels were hand-made from start to finish.

8 Jun 2011 02:00

Year of the Rabbit gets wine range

Hazendal wine estate has introduced its De Haas wines, in white, rosé and red in a screw cap range, a first for the estate. Haas, meaning rabbit or hare, takes its name from Christoffel Hazenwinkel, the original owner of the estate in 1699. 'Hazen' is the plural for 'haas', which reportedly roamed Hazendal in those early days.

13 May 2011 11:00

New wine range from Anthonij Rupert Wines

The Cape of Good Hope Wines, a new range of wines just released by Anthonij Rupert Wines and distributed by Meridian Wine Merchants, is now available. Attractive labels, showing replicas of the famous Cape of Good Hope stamps, complement three whites and two reds.

6 May 2011 09:58

Legacy champagne on show

To celebrate its bicentenary, champagne house, Perrier-Jouët, has released 100 bottles of its Bi-Centenaire, a living legacy champagne, designed to be passed on to future generations. To achieve this, the vintage has been carefully chosen for its exceptional ageing capacity by current cellar master Hervé Deschamps, the seventh cellar master in the house's 200 year-history.

12 Apr 2011 11:20

Simonsvlei's taste of toffee

Simonsvlei International has introduced its latest stand-alone product, the Toffee Chunk Syrah, created for wine drinkers in search of a unique wine and different taste profile.

8 Apr 2011 11:58

New flagship vintages from Steenberg

The new vintages of its flagship range have been released by Steenberg Vineyards. These are the Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010, Steenberg Semillon 2010, Catharina 2007 and Nebbiolo 2009.

5 Apr 2011 13:07

New releases from Shannon Vineyards

Shannon Vineyards has released its Sanctuary Peak Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and two 2009 reds, Mount Bullet Merlot and Rockview Ridge Pinot Noir and offers a limited release Macushla Pinot Noir Noble Late Harvest, which received 4½ Stars in the 2011 Platter's Wine Guide. It retails at around R150.

30 Mar 2011 12:39

Launching Southern Comfort Lime

Southern Comfort has introduced its new line extension in South Africa, Southern Comfort Lime. The original and distinctive spirit of New Orleans - known for its unique combination of fruit, spice and whiskey flavours - is balanced with an extra zest of lime flavour to produce a perfectly mixed, ready-to-pour drink.

23 Mar 2011 13:30

New vintages out for winter

As the nights grow longer, it is time to bring out the new Cape vintages released by Knorhoek and Zonnebloem.

21 Mar 2011 23:56

Allesverloren launches 2008 Tinta Barocca

The Allesverloren 2008 Tinta Barocca has been released by Danie Malan, owner and winemaker of the estate. Described as an easy-drinking wine that offers a rich abundance of berry flavours, softened by vanilla and oak spice aromas, it retails for about R77 a bottle.

20 Jan 2011 11:11

Unveiling Chris Kelly's maiden Delaire vintage

Delaire, the Stellenbosch boutique wine estate perched high on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, is celebrating the completion of its new state-of-the-art cellar with the release of a trio of new terroir driven wines.

8 Oct 2008 12:23

Bubbling rosé wins Cap Classique Challenge

The House of JC Le Roux has become the first producer to win the prestigious Wine Magazine Amorim Cap Classique Challenge with a rosé - JC Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé 2006.

By ActivRetail 25 Sep 2008 13:51

Fleur du Cap launches first white wine under screw cap

Fleur du Cap has released its first white wine under screw cap with the new 2008 vintage of its Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc. All 2008 vintages of the brand's white unfiltered wines will be bottled under screw cap instead of cork to safeguard the quality and flavours by eliminating any risk of cork taint.

2 Sep 2008 13:56

Tougher times fail to dampen Distell spirits

Africa's largest wine and liquor maker, Distell, expects to show continued growth in revenue and earnings, but at more modest levels because of the slowdown in consumer spending in South Africa and globally.

By Thabang Mokopanele 21 Aug 2008 11:35

Steenberg releases limited edition maiden Magna Carta 2007

Steenberg Vineyards has announced the release of the maiden vintage of its anticipated icon white blend, Magna Carta 2007. This limited edition vintage blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon was awarded five stars in Platters' Guide 2008.

20 Aug 2008 12:54

Local muscadel scores international gold

Monis, one of the oldest names in fortified wines in South Africa, has made the cut once again as a foremost producer of muscadel in the world, with its 2001 vintage securing a gold medal and top 10 ranking at the 2008 Muscats du Monde competition held in France recently.

15 Aug 2008 12:16

Golden glory for SA estate at UK wine awards

Eikendal, the prominent barrel-vaulted cellar on the foot of the Helderberg Mountains in the Cape winelands, has clinched one of only four gold medals awarded to a South African Sauvignon Blanc at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2008 in the United Kingdom.

2 Jun 2008 07:42

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