Tag Archives: Decanter

Why use a decanter? What’s the benefit? It’s elementary, dear Watson!

SO WE WERE at a dinner party and contemplating the pros and cons of aerating our wines, letting them breathe before serving, and what was hauled out of a cupboard reminded us of how decanters can vary in form and function. With the best intentions, my dear host presented a beautiful cut-glass, tear-drop shaped antique that could have been used

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PC and KC among Best Wines on Show at Decanter Awards, London

RECEIVING 17 200 entries for the 2017 edition, the World Wine Awards convened by Decanter magazine (UK) is the largest wine competition on the planet. Special kudos to Paul Cluver of Elgin and Klein Constantia as the only South African wineries to get through the final round of judging when, of the 209 platinum award winners, 34 were chosen as the

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Top South African Chardonnay – Decanter Panel Tasting Results, UK

Full report here: Top South African Chardonnay – Decanter Panel Tasting 120 wines assessed: seven considered outstanding, 47 highly recommended. The judges: Masters of Wine Tim Atkin, John Hoskins and Greg Sherwood. Top-Scoring Chardonnays of the tasting: Ataraxia 2015 Kershaw 2014 Neil Ellis Whitehall 2015 Paul Cluver Estate 2015 Paul Cluver Seven Flags 2015 Rustenberg Stellenbosch 2015 Sutherland 2015 (Thelema)

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Elgin shines brightly for SA at Decanter Awards with Paul Cluver scooping three trophies

DEMORGENZON, Elgin Vintners, Lomond, Paul Cluver and Perdeberg were among the International Trophy winners at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards – DeMorgenzon (Stellenbosch) with their flagship white blend, Elgin Vintners with their Pinot Noir, Lomond with a Syrah, Paul Cluver (Elgin) with a Riesling for UK retailer Marks & Spencer and Perdeberg (Paarl) with a Chenin from their Dryland Collection. Overall, Paul Cluver was

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South Africa’s top red blends in 2012 – experts’ choice

THE STAND-OUT red blends, the best reviews of the year from around the world – and mostly premium-priced, with only seven under R100 a bottle (highlighted below), 38 ranging between R100 and R200pb, 26 between R200 and R300pb, eight between R300 and R400pb, and eight ranging between R450 and R725 per bottle: AA Badenhorst 2009 – highly recommended in Platter’s Guide

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Nine great Chenin vintages in a row! Who needs a home!

THERE ISN’T A CELLAR DOOR on the Cape’s wine routes where you can head to for a tasting of The Bernard Series under the Bellingham label. There isn’t a manor house to marvel at or a restaurant to wine and dine in, and the reds and whites in the Series are made using grapes sourced from various areas of the

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