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[caption id="attachment_1776" align="alignnone" width="300"] From left: Spencer Fondaumiere, Cathy Marston, Higgo Jacobs, Joaquim Sá (Amorim MD), Heidi Duminy, Johan Malan and Elunda Basson.[/caption] “It’s all about time and experience.” This is the impression of Heidi Duminy, CWM, convener of the panel of judges for this year’s Amorim Cap Classique Challenge that has just completed two days of rating the wines entered into South Africa’s only exclusive bottle-fermented sparkling wine competition.
End of July, and the cork-harvesting season is coming to an end in the searing, dry heat of southern Portugal. Witnessing this time-old tradition is a fascinating process.

Americo Amorim, the man who had a profound role in growing Amorim Cork into the world’s largest cork products producer passed away on Thursday 13 July at the age of 82. Amorim was an heir to the cork business set up by his grandfather in...

[caption id="attachment_1761" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fatima and Alfie at Belem Tower.[/caption] Last year the House of Krone in partnership with Amorim Cork’s new Helix twist-off cork product held a unique competition, with the winning prize being a trip to Portugal. And the winners were an energetic and fun-loving couple from the Vaal Triangle, about an hour outside Johannesburg. Alfie Branchina, an engineer sale executive and university lecturer Fatima de Abreu were overjoyed to have won - Fatima is a 2nd generation South African of Portuguese descent and Alfie being a fanatical supporter of the Lisbon soccer team Benfica.

As China is such a fast-growing consumer market for wines, one could easily jump to conclusion that the best-selling wines there have a broad spectrum in terms of vintages, grapes and wine regions. Yet according to a recent study, the absolute majority of these wines...

One of the Cape’s classic wine farms has donned a new aesthetic look. Besides supplying the corks for Krone’s fine range of Cap Classique and other wines, Amorim was involved in delivering the cork material for this elegant Tulbagh wine estate’s hospitality centre. It takes...

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 MCC wines. Amorim Cork SA, which is sponsoring the event for the 16th consecutive year, is the convenor of this unique wine competition in conjunction with the MCC Producers Association.
Anthonij Rupert Wyne in the Franschhoek Wine Valley has perfected the art of producing wine with an uncompromising commitment to the environment accompanied by a singular dedication to innovation.  All this is personified in the estate’s Protea wine range of eight wines, created for immediate enjoyment but also with unique packaging that has been designed with the purpose of “upcycling” in mind.  In this manner extraordinary attractive features can be created in and around the home after the wine has been savoured.
As a partner to the South African wine industry, Amorim is elated at the great news about Vintage 2017. Despite the ongoing drought and hot, dry conditions, this year’s grape harvest is slightly larger than last year and consumers can look forward to exceptional wines from the 2017 vintage. And having tasted some of the young wines, we can attest to this.
Barrels and Beards have become as synonymous with the Bot River wine region as fine wine, cool terroir and colourful winemakers. Thanks to the latter element, the region’s recent annual Barrels and Beards showcase was another huge success leading to a combination of pulsating entertainment, decadent showmanship, great wine and a party that saw the sun rise over nearby Walker Bay.