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In a repeat performance from 2014, Domaine des Dieux, the boutique wine producer in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, was crowned as South Africa’s best Cap Classique exponent at this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge. The Domaine des Dieux Claudia Brut MCC 2012, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, won the category for Best Brut Blend as well as Best Producer having achieved the highest score of all the 127 wines entered into this year’s rendition of the Amorim Cap Classique Challenge.
The biggest wine exhibition in the southern hemisphere, they call it. But Cape Wine 2018 is arguably the most interesting, too. Wine buyers, sommeliers and journalists flew in from all corners of the globe where hundreds of South African wine producers were waiting to introduce them to the diversity, class and quality of the country’s industry.

A seemingly insatiable thirst for Cap Classique sparkling wines among South African consumers and growing confidence in their category by producers are seen as reasons behind the growth in entries to this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge, the leading competition rewarding the country’s bottle-fermented sparkling...

Mensa, a novel wine range taking storytelling through digital innovation to the next level, has just been launched in South Africa by Overhex Wines International. Part of this brand’s quest for innovation is its use of Helix, the revolutionary cork closure by Amorim that allows...

With exhibition space for South Africa’s triennial wine trade showcase completely sold out, CapeWine 2018 is set to yet again raise the bar as South African wine producers ready themselves for the international trade and media gaze when Wines of South Africa (WoSA) welcomes them...

The Amorim Re-corking team, which has since last year been breathing new life into vintage Cape wines, rolled into Klein Constantia last week to put new corks into one of South Africa’s most famous wine brands. Vin de Constance, made in the style of the...

Méthode Cap Classique producers have until 20 July to submit their wines for this year’s Amorim Méthode Cap Classique Challenge, the only competition dedicated exclusively to honouring Cap Classique wines. Amorim Cork SA, which is sponsoring the event for the 17th consecutive year, is the convenor of this unique wine competition in conjunction with the Cap Classique Producers Association.

The 25th Concours Mondial, the world’s largest travelling wine show, was held from May 10 to 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. And although the venue for this illustrious event may change every year, one aspect that remains the same is that the majority of the...

From the Drinks Business Launched at Vinexpo Bordeaux five years ago, the Helix has been adopted by Anthonij Rupert to seal its ‘Protea’ wine range. The Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are available to buy from BBR both online and in-store, while the Protea Shiraz is currently being...