Boekenhoutskloof takes Platter’s Winery of the Year

Although many commentators expected dynamic couple Andrea and Chris Mullineux, from  Mullineux Family Wines in the Swartland, to be awarded the Platter’s crown for Winery of the Year 2012, it was Franschhoek winery Boekenhoutskloof that walked away with this top accolade tonight. Continue reading

Top Sauvignon Blanc and top complaints

Results in the FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 were announced at an awards ceremony at the Cellars-Hohenhort on Friday, but instead of triggering healthy debate around its results – questioning why the Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run 2011 did not make it onto the Top 10 list (or Top 20 for that matter), the lack of any 5-Star ratings and the relevance of its listing – people are complaining about the lack of food at this event. Continue reading

Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 and summer

It might not feel like it in Cape Town, but summer has arrived (at least in the rest of the country). And while Capetonians await those sultry summer days filled with the smell of After Sun and sweat, nothing hints at the arrival of the beautiful, drunk season like chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Continue reading