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Diners Club 2014 Young Winemaker of Year finalists announced!

Diners Club Young Winemaker of Year picDiners Club announced its three finalists for the 2014 Young Winemaker of the Year today, the 13th year in which the title will be awarded.  The winner will be announced at a Gala Dinner at La Residence on 15 November.

The finalists in the category Red Wines, for winemakers under the age of 30 years, are: Continue reading →

2014 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 announced at Nitida, Neil Pendock gets some of his own medicine!

FNB Sauvignon B All Top winners Whale CottageI have not been to Nitida wine estate in Durbanville in a long time, nor to its Cassia restaurant.  As the FNB Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc awards were held at the wine estate, it was a good opportunity to revisit, and to experience the new function venue, which comfortably seated 120 guests for lunch yesterday.

Invited guests included two representatives each of the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 20 shortlist, writers, and FNB staff as well as their clients.  Prior to the lunch, each of the 20 Sauvignon Blanc producers manned a tasting table, and provided information, making it a good opportunity to rub shoulders with other guests.   Continue reading →