Braaioritising Sauvignon Blanc

  If you’re looking for a simple, delicate fish dish for National Heritage Day (a.k.a. Braai Day), then we have just the thing for your braai grid.  The flavour of this fish is honoured by the herbs rather than overpowered, and the dish as a whole complements a quality Sauvignon Blanc beautifully.  Leftovers will give salads or sandwiches a tasty … Read More

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FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 REVEALED

Ten superior Sauvignon Blanc wines were revealed as South Africa’s finest today (Friday, 14 October) when the much-anticipated results of the 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 were announced. This year’s Top 10 wines, in alphabetical order, are   Almenkerk Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015 (wooded) De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 Sauvignon Blanc … Read More

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FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Twenty Sauvignon Blanc wines have been shortlisted as finalists for 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 honours. The contenders, in alphabetical order, are Almenkerk Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Catherine Marshall Sauvignon Blanc 2015 De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Delaire Graff Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Diemersdal MM Louw Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Eikendal Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Elgin Vintners … Read More

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SAUVIGNON BLANC STARDOM LOOMS

The countdown to the announcement of the 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 winning wines has begun. A panel of wine experts are gathered at the Vrede en Lust Estate this week to scrutinize 169 contestants for top honours. The Top 10 jury, convened by seasoned winemaker and family estate proprietor Neil Ellis, includes wine journalist, Christian Eedes, winemakers, Wilhelm … Read More

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FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 ENTRIES OPEN

Media release 2016-08-15 FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 ENTRIES OPEN   Entries have opened for the 2016 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition. The Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group (SBIG) invites producers of this perennially popular variety to submit their rising stars by 31 August. Late entries will be accepted until 09 September at an increased fee. The competition catalogue and … Read More

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SBIG TECHNICAL SEMINAR SET TO OFFER NOVEL SAUVIGNON BLANC INSIGHTS

On Wednesday, 2 December 2015, The Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) invites all those interested to Allée Bleue in Simondium for the 2015 SBIG Technical Seminar. This annual event, proudly sponsored by FNB, promises to share the latest insights on all things Sauvignon Blanc with stakeholders from across the wine industry spectrum. The SBIG Technical Seminar provides … Read More

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FNB SAUVIGNON BLANC TOP 10 UNVEILED

Ten exceptional Sauvignon Blanc wines were revealed as South Africa’s finest on Friday, 23 October 2015 at the prestigious Val de Vie estate when the results of the 2015 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 were announced. The competition, presented by the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG) and sponsored by FNB, is the country’s foremost platform for producers … Read More

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FNB Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Top 10 Contenders Unveiled

The race for top honours in South Africa’s only competition exclusively devoted to Sauvignon Blanc is intensifying with the announcement of the 20 finalists in the running for the 2015 FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10. FNB’s sponsorship of the competition, which is organised in conjunction with the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group of South Africa (SBIG), lead to The FNB Sauvignon … Read More

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UVA MIRA Is Presented With Two Gold Medals At MUNDUS VINI

UVA MIRA IS PRESENTED WITH  TWO GOLD MEDALS AT MUNDUS VINI     Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards was awarded two Gold medals at the Mundus Vini Grand  International Wine Award Spring Tasting 2015 for both Sauvignon Blancs produced on the Estate – The Sing-a-Wing Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and The Mira Sauvignon Blanc 2014. The inaugural Mundus Vini competition was held in … Read More

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The rise and rise of Sauvignon Blanc

That the wine trade has seemingly been predicting Sauvignon Blanc’s fall from fashion as long as they have Riesling’s renaissance provides a sense of the varieties inexorable rise. Sauvignon – for one – travels well and has adapted to many viticultural regions world over and its popularity keeps growing.  Much of its popularity rises from its unique aromatic complexity. SBIG … Read More

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