Thursday 16th October 2014 - Posted by Chris von Ulmenstein
* Silverthorn Blanc de Blancs 2011 was jointly named Wine of Show in the 2014 Six Nations Wine Challenge, with New Zealand’s Dog Point Pinot Noir 2012. The 600 entries from five southern hemisphere countries plus the USA were evaluated by top wine judges, one from each country. Our country won the Trophy for Sauvignon Blanc, Australia won for Malbec, Chile won for Riesling, Argentina for Shiraz, the USA won Bordeaux Blend, and New Zealand won for its Chardonnay, and was named Nation of Show. Entry is by invitation from the judges, and is designed to find the New World wine champions. Michael Fridjhon was the South African judge.
* A new Table Mountain frame has been erected outside Charly’s Bakery, offering the perfect framework for taking a photograph of Table Mountain, with a mural of the late Nelson Mandela in the foreground. (seen via Twitter)
* Du Preez Wines is set to produce wines in the Arrivals Hall of Cape Town International, the gateway to the Western (more…)Tweet