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Alcoholic beverages news

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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