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La Colombe at Silvermist judged best restaurant in Cape winelands

THE DINERS Club World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy has included La Colombe at Silvermist in Constantia among their Top 100 for 2016. At No. 76, according to the Academy, La Colombe is the top-ranked restaurant in the winelands of South Africa – second only to The Test Kitchen (ranked No. 22 in the world) at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock as regards the best restaurants in

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Winelists of South Africa’s top two restaurants hardly conformist – anything but!

ACCORDING to the restaurant critics commissioned by Italy’s ‘Fine Dining Waters’ S Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the best in the world in 2015 is Spanish, there aren’t any French restaurants currently quite good enough to warrant inclusion among the planet’s Top 10, and of South Africa’s finest only two are rated exceptional enough to make the cut when it comes down to

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Winemag Cab tasting an exciting prospect for JHB & CTN wine lovers – despite absentees

YOU MIGHT well wonder why Rustenberg Peter Barlow was excluded from the line-up for Winemag.co.za’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon report, i.e. given the wine’s great track record over the past 10 years, given that it was scored 5 Stars in the 2014 edition of the report and then chosen as the international judges’ overall favourite at this year’s Trophy Wine Show. You might also wonder

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SA Shiraz fans heading to CTICC on 18 June for showcase of Challenge winners plus

WOW! There will be Syrahs from nearly 80 cellars to experience at the Shiraz Showcase on 18 June – 18:00 to 21:00 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Expect well over 100 beauties available for tasting – including most of the 2015 Shiraz SA Challenge winners. For more info about the Showcase and for tickets to the event, click here. The participating producers

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Very few surprises among 2015 Classic Wine Trophy winners – a showcase for some of South Africa’s consistently good producers

HEREWITH the 2015 Classic Wine Trophy winners, as awarded by a panel of predominantly French judges at Cape Town’s Taj Hotel who “sought to recognise, reward and promote elegance, balance, finesse, ageability and sense of place”: Bellingham The Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013 – DGB is on a roll Boschkloof Epilogue Shiraz 2012 – New addition to portfolio of

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Wine retailing in Cape Town just got a whole lot better

NORMAN GOODFELLOWS is unrivalled as a purveyor of top quality and good value wines in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and the opening of two stores in Cape Town is great news for residents and tourists on the doorstep to the winelands of the Western Cape. No doubt Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, Wine Concepts and others who specialise in retailing the liquid pleasures of

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First port of call when fine-wine-shopping in Cape Town

There have been some great wine shops in South Africa that have come and gone. Some that were once special are now ordinary, with the good ones that are still around so few as to count on one hand. We’re not talking about liquor stores, bottle stores, places that deal in alcohol and where the staff wouldn’t know a fine wine even

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