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Results of Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2017

Full Report: Results of the 2017 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles – Valladolid, Castilla y León, Spain    

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Durbanville excels as four SA wineries strike gold at international Mondial du Sauvignon

DIEMERSDAL, Steenberg and Delaire Graff shone brightly for South Africa at the international Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2015. At the contest, held in Italy’s Friuli-Venezia Giulia region this year, two of the SA trio won a couple of medals each, with Diemersdal of Durbanville winning three. In all, gold medals were presented for four Sauvignon Blancs from the Cape – two of them from

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Kleine Zalze Family Reserve Chenin Blanc 2013 best white at Mondial, Italy

ONE OF THE things that differentiates the international wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles is that also its held in a different country every year. Although the organisers are based in Brussels, Belgium, the 22nd edition of the event was held in Jesolo, Italy – Jesolo being a beach resort near Venice. And among the most remarkable outcomes of Mondial 2015

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French go down to South Africa in their own back yard with four Cape wines among Top 10 at Syrah du Monde, Rhône

THERE WERE raised eyebrows among the Francophiles when results of the eighth Syrah du Monde were announced in the northern Rhône, France. The judges reviewed 405 wines from 26 countries and at the end of three days there were four South Africans among the Top 10, versus two from France. And in their own back yard! Ooh la la!!  

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Saronsberg and KWV shine brightest at Mondial 2013

ONE OF the largest wine competitions in the world, the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles culminates with awards being presented in May each year. The International Union of Oènologists who organise the event are based in Belgium, although the judging has been conducted in numerous countries over the years and over 40 nationalities are represented on the tasting panels who determine

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SA Sauvignon Blanc champions triumph again in France

TALK ABOUT the top seeds winning through time and again… At the 2013 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon held in the Loire, France, there was only one real surprise among the most successful South African entries – Totus 2009 being a few years older than most of the other gold medallists and from a Stellenbosch producer new to the podium and

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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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EU awards focus the spotlight on Spier, Nederburg, Cirrus…

ANNOUNCED in quick succession, the results of the 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine Challenge in London offered tips aplenty – albeit with few surprises in the gold medal stakes when it came to South Africa’s top-performing cellars. Among the attention grabbers on both stages were the 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2010 from Spier, who have done so well

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