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May 3rd, 2013
Expect smaller pockets of excellence this year, says a new-look Nederburg Auction panel of judges following a selection tasting involving a rigorous two days of scoring over 300 wines for the 2013 auction. This..READ MORE...
May 3rd, 2013
So you’re standing in front of approximately 300 wines and need to assist a highly qualified and experienced judging panel in selecting the absolute best of the lot, to be showcased at a fine wine auction..READ MORE...
May 3rd, 2013
Last week a group of local and international wine experts, including Wineanorak.com’s Jamie Goode, UK-based Master of Wine Greg Sherwood, sommelier Jörg Pfützner, and wine writers Christian Eedes and..READ MORE...
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Posted on September 8th, 2013 | Comments Off
An unprecedented 91% increase in price per litre paid at the 2013 Nederburg Auction is excellent news for South African producers, and an affirmation that the event’s increased focus on quality is paying off. Organisers of South Africa’s premier fine wine auction say the increase comes on top of a further overall income result of R4, 38 million – more than double the amount expected due to reduced volumes on auction. “We are delighted that the lowering of volumes, brought about by a tough selection panel,..
Posted on September 4th, 2013 | Comments Off
At the pre-auction tasting events earlier in July, we took the opportunity to chat to a few buyers and media who have attended the auction on several occasions, to find out their views on the revised focus for this year’s event. For us this involves actively pursuing greater authenticity in both the user experience and origin of wines on offer. We captured some of the comments on camera - view this brief two-minute clip:
Posted on July 31st, 2013 | Comments Off
It was a chance pairing of California chardonnay with lobster and potatoes that set top wine blogger and 2013 Nederburg Auction keynote speaker Joe Roberts on his life-long pursuit of all things wine. Roberts, one of the most influential and popular wine bloggers in the US and founder of the award-winning 1WineDude.com, will be focusing on how South African wine producers can best market SA wines to young US consumers during his address at the Auction on 7 September. He..
Posted on July 16th, 2013 | Comments Off
Some exceptionally rare wines, many of them marking events that irrevocably changed the landscape of South African wine such as the illegal importation of vines and the..
Posted on July 4th, 2013 | Comments Off
Why you should care about the genie in the wine bottle It has been said that something magical happens when you open a bottle of properly matured wine. What is this magic that can cause a wine to alter with age, and where’s the value in waiting for this transformation? The age-worthiness of a wine is the propensity to emerge after several years in bottle more complex and refined. Externally, maturation potential is determined by terroir, harvest conditions, vinification methodology and of course quality..