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29 December 2013
Mike collates scores awarded during the year to South African wines by judges at blind-tastings around the world during the year.
For the full list of top Pinotages, plus the best wines costing under 100 ZAR, see Top Wine SA
30 November 2013
I don’t know anything about this wine other than Cape Spring appears to be a brand of French drinks’ company Grands Chais de France (GCF) and this wine was bulk shipped and bottled by GCF at their Caves De Landiras Winery, France, in airline sized 187.5ml plastic screw-capped bottles. It was then imported to the UK for British Airways by specialist suppliers to the travel industry Ratcliffe & Brown.
25 November 2013
Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker Kanonkop Estate, has launched his own eponymous label with 4700 bottles of a single vineyard 2012 Pinotage.
Christian Eedes says it is 'magnificent' - his review is here.
Abries' site at www.beeslaar.co.za has details and a technical sheet about his new wine.
23 November 2013
Forget Pinotage's genetics and concentrate on what's in the glass and how it was grown and made is the sensible conclusion of Bertus van Niekerk's thoughtful and interesting article Why you need to forget everything you know about Pinotage’s genetics at wine.co.za