No one likes reading about a flash sale one week too late. Or finding a list of Top Ten wines to explore only to discover all the vintages are sold out.
To remedy those awful dark moments of FOMO despair, this page is a quick touch point for some of the exciting things unfolding in the wine industry.
There are no opinions here. Just links to recent news.
21 November 2016 – Springfield Estate finally released their 1997 Methode Ancienne Cabernet Sauvignon, nicknamed The Lost Vintage. I will be publishing my interview with winemaker Jeannette Bruwer soon, but in the meantime you can get the headlines from the press release published by wine.co.za.
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Witnessed a little bit of history unfolding at @openwine_za – The superb work of Jeannette and Abrie Bruwer finally seeing the light of day just short of two decades after bottling. For the record these guys are the Bear Grylls of winemaking. Diving with sharks, searching for lost treasure, making emergency midnight helicopter rides to save vineyards from certain doom (yay verily in the nick of time)…wait, that not Bear Grylls! That's airwolf-meets-Indiana-Jones #springfieldestatewine #cabernetsauvignon #methodeancienne
15 November 2016 – Andrea Mullineux named World Winemaker of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, to add to the mountain of awards garnered by Mullineux Wines.
Platter’s Wine Guide announces its 2017 5-Star Wines. I’ve taken the liberty of putting together a #feesmustfall version of the list for the more moderately middle-class amongst us.
FNB Top Ten Sauvignon Blanc 2016 winners are announced. Summer is around the corner, and even if you’re praying for rain so that you can crack a heavy wooded Chardonnay, you may as well acquaint yourself with all things light and grassy. There are some real crackers here. Hold the ice.