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Top 20 of South Africa’s most successful wines on world stage in 2016

For ALL of the top-rated, most highly awarded South African wines of the year according to the most authoritative panels of experts locally and internationally, see here. Showcased below are 20 of the Cape’s world-class wines that were particularly well received around the globe in 2016:   Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015 5 Stars in Platter’s SA Wine Guide, trophy

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Some wine recommendations mean more than others… Plain and simple!

WINE AWARDS, ratings, reviews, recommendations. They needn’t be complicated or controversial, however it helps to know what you’re dealing with in distinguishing between pretty darn useful, somewhat interesting, and just a waste of time… Some folk get into a froth over whose opinions count most – besides your own that is – and some troubled souls even question whether wines should be rated

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Plenty of good cellars, top wine ratings aplenty… The best will out!

IT HAPPENS at least once a year that a few wine producers and/or critics whinge on one or other topic relating to wine ratings and awards: about the pros and cons of ‘sighted’ versus ‘blind’ tastings (with or without the labels in view); or the merits and demerits of wines being reviewed by an individual critic versus a panel of

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All of South Africa’s top wine reviews of the past 18 months complete with cellar-door prices supplied by producers

THE CELLARS of David Nieuwoudt in the Cederberg, Thys Louw at Diemersdal in Durbanville and Nick van Huyssteen at Saronsberg in Tulbagh where Dewaldt Heyns holds the reins have been particularly successful of late, with the Stellenbosch cellars of Kleine Zalze and Simonsig as well as KWV of Paarl also shining again and again in various categories. South Africa’s top-scoring wines at the top tasting panels around the world in

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