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Perfect 10

18-06-2014 | Category: Italy Spain Argentina Chile USA Tastings Opinions Wines Australia New Zealand

Want to know which 10 wine regions are going to be making headlines over the next few years? Chris Losh canvasses the opinions of those who are in the know…

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Swart thinking

01-01-2014 | Category: Tastings Events Wines News South Africa

Home to old vines and new ideas, Swartland is a place where energy and tradition can collide to spectacular effect. Clinton Cawood joins a team of sommeliers as they assess whether it could, indeed, become South Africa’s first must-list wine region

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Tasting Room

28-06-2013 | Category: France Tastings Wines South Africa

The best of Beaujolais, and from the Western Cape too

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Tasting Room

07-06-2013 | Category: Tastings Matching News Champagne South Africa

Some top SA wines, and a little champagne too

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Tasting Room

24-05-2013 | Category: Whisky / Whiskey Tastings Scotland News Japan South Africa

A vast array of whisky and wine this week

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - OTHER REDS

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile Red only Australia South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Not a vast amount in the way of bargains, but there were some decent, unusual wines here, proving that the New World still knows how to innovate

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SAUVIGNON BLANC

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile White only New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CHARDONNAY

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile USA White only Australia New Zealand South Africa Chardonnay Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SYRAH - SHIRAZ & GRENACHE - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only New Zealand South Africa Grenache Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - MERLOT & CABERNET FRANC - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina USA Red only Australia South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

More ambitious pricing but some decent wines too, with Australia, Argentina and South Africa leading the way

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CHENIN BLANC

01-05-2011 | Category: White only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

For the first time, South Africa has finally dominated this category, with a decent spread of wines from cheap to pricey. A watershed year for the Saffers, perhaps?

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SWA 2011: GOLD LIST

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Argentina Chile USA Red only White only Sparkling

Over 1,500 wines can be boiled down to this: the hallowed Sommelier Wine Awards Gold List for 2011...

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SWA 2011: HOUSE WINES

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Chile Red only White only Australia New Zealand South Africa

With screwcaps to the fore, the quality of the whites (particularly) and the reds here was amazing for the price. Rosé was another matter entirely

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - OTHER WHITES

01-05-2011 | Category: USA White only Australia New Zealand South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some weird and wonderful blends and, despite the lack of Golds, a generally positive reaction from the tasters

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Chenin Blanc

03-02-2010 | Category: USA White only New Zealand South Africa Chenin Blanc Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Solid, rather than great wines, and a return to dominance for South Africa

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