{news} Diners Club celebrates it’s annual Winelist Awards

Diners Club celebrated its coveted Winelist Awards with events in the Western Cape, Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu-Natal and Southern Cape during September – kicking off with the Western Cape event which took place at The Forum Embassy Hill in Constantia, followed by events at The Venue Green Park in Gauteng, 9th Avenue Waterside in KwaZulu-Natal and Monet’s…

{news} Flagstone Sauvignon Blanc Crowned As Best SA Young Wine!

The South African Young Wine Show, dating back to 1833, gives winemakers the opportunity to showcase the best wines of the current vintage. This year Flagstone’s un-wooded Sauvignon Blanc claimed the competition’s most coveted General Smuts Trophy as 2019’s Best SA Young Wine. This is the second time Flagstone has achieved top honours as overall…

{news} Fat Bastard Chardonnay is a top scorer!

The results of the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting convened by Winemag.co.za have been announced, with the FAT bastard Chardonnay 2018 top scoring with 90 points. Seeking to find the best examples of Chardonnay between the R60 and R100 price points, the wines were tasted blind by Winemag.co.za’s suitably qualified panel consisting of Joanne Gibson,…

{news} Survivor wins top Pinotage at Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Survivor Pinotage Reserve 2017, a new addition to this unbridled Swartland wine range, has triumphed as the top Pinotage at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. Winning the Trophy and a Gold medal for the Best Pinotage of the competition, the limited edition Survivor wine was one of 54 Pinotages entered this year. “We…

{news} Twee Jonge Gezellen Vineyards wins with VinPro Winetech!

Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate in the Tulbagh Valley was recently honoured at the Vinpro Winetech Vineyard Block Competition when one of their Pinot Noir vineyard blocks was judged the winner in the Paarl/Swartland region. The annual VinPro Winetech Vineyard Practice Evaluation covers all the main wine-grape growing areas and is judged by a panel of…

{award} Another Blogger Recognition Award for TLH!

I was nominated for my first Blogger Recognition Award mid-way through 2017, only a mere three months after I started The Little Hedonist. During the Christmas holidays last year, I was aimlessly scrolling through Twitter during that lull between lunch and dinner, only to see I’ve been nominated again – this time by one of…

{news} Groot Phesantekraal Estate in celebration mode

Groot Phesantekraal, the exemplary heritage estate peacefully tucked away on the outskirts of Durbanville, is once again in celebration mode! Fourth generation owners, André and Ronelle Brink, are celebrating the 320th anniversary of their historic farm which dates back to 1698, just over 120 years of Brink family ownership, the launch of their Saturday Lawn…

{news} Finalists: 2018 Diners Club Winemaker & Young Winemaker Awards

The finalists for the Diners Club Winemaker and Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been announced. Five winemakers have been shortlisted to compete for the prestigious Winemaker of the Year award, while six will vie for the Young Winemaker of the Year title. Feature image caption: 2018 Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year…

{news} Groote Post Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017

Groote Post, the beautiful and historic wine farm in the Darling Hills owned by Peter and Nick Pentz, has had an excellent year with their Kapokberg Chardonnay 2017 which has been honoured with excellent ratings, both locally and internationally. Prescient Chardonnay Report 2018 Winemag.co.za, in association with financial services company Prescient, announced the top Chardonnays…

{news} “Triple” gold at Veritas for Neil Ellis Cabernets

Neil Ellis Wines’ reputation as one of SA’s leading Cabernet Sauvignon producers was re-affirmed at the 2018 Veritas Awards when the Neil Ellis 2015 terrain-specific Jonkershoek Cabernet and the 2015 regional Stellenbosch Cabernet were honoured with Double Gold and Gold Medals respectively for the third consecutive year. These accolades follow a long line of praise…

{news} TLH Nominated for African Food Blogs Award 2018!

My little hedonists…listen up and rally around! I’ve been nominated for the African Food Blogs Award 2018! 🎉✨🎊 How super cool is that! 😎 I’m over the moon and so excited for my first ever award nomination. Voting ends at 12:00 PM on 06th of November 2018. I’ve posted a link on my Twitter, Instagram…

{news} PIWOSA Flight Club at CapeWine 2018 stumps local wine professionals

Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA), well-known internationally for their execution of innovative marketing programmes, hosted their inspired Flight Club competition for the first time in South Africa at CapeWine 2018. 64 local sommeliers and wine professionals registered to test their skills in a series of blind comparative tastings of premium South African wines…