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Michael Brajkovich MW announced as the 2024 Winemakers’ Winemaker

By | March 12th, 2024|Kumeu River Wines, Latest News|

Michael Brajkovich MW has been honoured as the 2024 Winemakers’ Winemaker, at a ceremony during ProWein today (12 March 2023). Presented by the Institute of Masters of Wine and the drinks business since 2011, the award recognises outstanding achievement in winemaking. Masters of Wine winemakers and the previous award recipients voted Brajkovich as this year’s winner. The [...]

Xige Estate: Leading Chinese winemakers towards a circular economy

By | January 19th, 2024|xige estate|

Source: UPM Raflatac With the sleek and modern design accompanied by world-class manufacturing equipment; Xige Estate is ready to lead the winemaking in China. With RafCycle™ by UPM Raflatac recycling service, the company has set an example to the Chinese winemakers to turn label release liner waste into a resource and lead the Chinese wine industry [...]

James Suckling Top 10 Chinese Wine 2020

By | January 19th, 2024|xige estate|

Source: James Suckling Wine Ratings Last week, we published our 2020 Ningxia wine report rating 129 notes from this emerging wine region that has come a long way in just a few years. As Chinese wine takes big strides with quality while it becomes more diverse, we think it is time to take a closer look at [...]

How to make millions of bottles of fine wine

By | January 19th, 2024|xige estate|

source: international wines & spirits - article by Chris Bolling 2021 Large production of fine wines is the main goal at China’s Xige Estate, which now has more than 2,300ha of vines and is building up the potential to produce 6-7 million bottles of wine a year... China’s Xige Estate produced more than 1 [...]

Michter’s Named World’s Most Admired Whiskey

By | November 15th, 2023|Latest News, Michter's|

Michter’s named World's Most Admired Whisky 2023 31 October, 2023 By Eleanor Yates Michter’s has been named The World’s Most Admired Whisky brand in the third edition of the annual top 50 list released by Drinks International. The Kentucky-based distillery is owned by Chatham Imports and is one of the most sought-after brands on the [...]

It’s Time to Rethink South African Pinotage

By | March 2nd, 2022|Kanonkop Estate, Latest News, South Africa|

Few grapes elicit as strong a love-it-or-hate-it response as Pinotage. With established advocates in each camp, from producers and retailers to wine writers, judges and consumers, it’s easy to overlook any middle ground and head toward an extreme to plant your own Pinotage-position flag. But why did the dialogue around Pinotage get to this point? How [...]

Greg Sherwood MW tasting Meerlust with Hannes Myburgh

By | March 13th, 2020|Latest News, Meerlust Estate|

source: Greg Sherwood MW After the 2015 vintage, which Meerlust maintains was its fastest selling Rubicon release in the history of the brand, 2016 was always going to be up against it in outright quality terms. But this warm hot and dry drought vintage was tough on everyone but in the end, yielded soft, plush, [...]

By the Glass interview: Emilien Boutillat of Piper-Heidsieck

By | July 25th, 2019|Piper Heisieck|

Source: Natalie Wang, 24 Jul 2019 A Champenoise by heart, Emilien Boutillat is the new Chef de Cave behind one of Champagne’s most renowned houses, Piper-Heidsieck. Grew up in a winemaking family in Champagne, making Champagne as he describes seems like a natural calling. Prior to joining Champagne Piper-Heidsieck, Boutillat honed his skills with [...]

David & Nadia Wines Producing Grand Cru Quality Chenin Blancs in South Africa…

By | July 8th, 2019|David & Nadia|

JUNE 13, 2019 ~ GREG SHERWOOD MW I’ve written a number of articles and been involved in numerous discussions about Chenin Blanc and whether or not it might just be the only grape out there that can truly rival the greatness, diversity of styles, ageability and collectabity of Chardonnay. To my surprise, I am yet to be [...]

Scapegrace – Best London Dry Gin in the World

By | May 27th, 2019|Latest News|

Source: Toast Mag PUBLISHED ON WED 22 AUG 2018 Kiwi brand Scapegrace has been named the world’s best gin at the International Spirits Awards in London Gin is exploding in popularity across the globe at the moment, so to be named the world’s best gin at the world’s most influential spirits competition would be a [...]