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New focus for Agrico

Water-related business and own-manufactured products will be Agrico’s main focus going forward.
30 March 2017 WineLand, Wanda Augustyn

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2014 & Nina Timm’s Roasted Pork Chops

Steenberg Estate in the Constantia Wine Appellation is one of the few producers of Nebbiolo, a well-known Italian wine grape. Well known British Wine Writer Jancis Robinson in her The Oxford Companion to Wine describes Nebbiolo for being responsible for ‘some of the finest and long lived wines in Italy’ and the ‘most distinctive and distinguished vine’ of Piedmont, the province where it is grown.
30 March 2017 Michael Olivier ‏Communications

Nederburg TV commercial a worldwide top 5, according to AdForum

Global creative industry network, AdForum, recently featured Nederburg’s global television commercial as one of its top five alcohol TV advertisements globally. The selection panel included AdForum’s creative teams in the USA and France.
30 March 2017 Nederburg Wines

Simonsig Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc 2016

I so remember the time when there was no Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa, no Chardonnay too if the truth be known. And here we have the first bottling of the Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc nearly forty years ago. Frans Malan, late founder of Simonsig, was in every way a pioneer, always a jump ahead.
30 March 2017 Michael Olivier Communications

Paul Cluver Wines knocks the socks off top British Masters of Wine

The Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2015 and Seven Flags Chardonnay 2015 have both been rated as Outstanding by three of Britain’s Masters of Wine (MW). Only five other South African Chardonnays received the same rating out of a total of 120 wines tasted and reviewed for the April issue of Decanter magazine.
30 March 2017 Paul Cluver Wines

Steenberg Nebbiolo expresses sense of place with Italian flair

Italian nobility with a sense of place firmly rooted in the Steenberg terroir is the crux of the 2014 vintage of Steenberg Nebbiolo.
30 March 2017 Steenberg Vineyards

Backsberg Wines get jazz lovers in the swing

Backsberg Estate Cellars has once again been appointed as the official wine supplier to the public hospitality areas at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, one of the world’s leading jazz events, which will be held on 31 March and 1 April this year.
30 March 2017 Backsberg Estate Cellars

The Easter Parade

The traditional leg of lamb - salty and crunchy on the outside, moist and tender within - partners perfectly with a gorgeous red (or two).
30 March 2017 Fair Lady

Add blush sparkle to Mother’s Day celebrations with Boschendal Brut Rosé Bubbly

Make your mom blush with joy this Mother’s Day by adding rosé sparkle to the moment with the vibrant Boschendal Brut Rosé MCC.
29 March 2017 Boschendal Estate

Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc 2016 & Tracy Foulkes’s Fresh Pea Pesto & Ricotta Bruschetta

When talking about Chenin Blanc, I need to declare a love interest. When talking about Durbanville Hills Chenin Blanc, there is an extra dollop of love put on top. I grew up on a wine farm where my father produced Chenin Blanc [or Steen as it was known then], in the hills of Durbanville.
29 March 2017 Michael Olivier ‏Communications

Bluffer’s Guide to Wards, Districts, Regions and all that

South Africa has a clear and logical demarcation of land for wine growing. It is based, says the governing body, the Wine & Spirit Board and its relevant sub-committee, the Demarcation Committee, on ‘nature and the human hand’.
29 March 2017 Dave March, CWM

HQ Hosts Monthly Fine Wining Dinner with Nederburg

On Wednesday, 3 May 2017, HQ will be hosting their 3rd Fine Wining dinner for 2017, with the iconic Nederburg, Platter’s By Diners Club South African Wine Guide’s 2017 ‘Winery of the Year’, to bring guests a night of elegant simplicity and dining excellence!
29 March 2017 Nederburg Wines