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Plenty of Sauvignon Blancs under R100 received good reviews in 2015

THERE IS PLENTY on offer in the way of good South African Sauvignon Blanc at under R100 a bottle – including quite a number of wines with good track records over the past 10 years. At under R50 a bottle, Merwida has been building a good repution, and for a few more greenbacks you can get some of the Top 20

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Three classified wines among good value Pinotage options under R100

REALLY GOOD Pinotage at under R100 a bottle is becoming increasingly scarce – particularly if you’re looking for wine with a really good track record over the past 10 years. However, of the bottlings that did bring smiles to the faces on one or more of the top tasting panels in 2015 and whose price tags have been kept to double digits,

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BEST VALUE: South Africa’s top white wine at under R50 pb

SOUTH AFRICA’S best value white wines at under R50 a bottle from the cellar door as rated in 2014 & 2013, with vintages to have received two or more good reviews from expert tasting panels locally or internationally underscored. TOP SA CHARDONNAY UNDER R50 Boland Cellar Five Climates Chardonnay 2013 De Wet Chardonnay 2013 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2013 Franschhoek Cellar

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Simply great! Colombard is perfect for picnics and patios

COLOMBAR is not considered to be one of the so-called noble grape varieties, but man can it make for a good drink. Few would argue that it could rival fine Chardonnay and Chenin for complexity and class, but it can be a delightful white wine when originating from healthy vineyards and entrusted to a winemaker willing and able to coax

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Top 10 SA red blends at under R70 a bottle – experts’ tips

GREAT VALUE blended SA red wines of various kinds at under R70 a bottle that have received good reviews by one or more of the top tasting panels around the world during the past 18 months – prices given in South African rand, ex-cellar or approximate retail where cellars are closed to the public: At R30 per bottle – Eagle’s

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