Diemersdal Estate Wins 3rd Trophy at Old Mutual Wine Show

Thys Louw at the 2018 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show awards function.

In what is turning out to be an extraordinary year for Durbanville-based Diemersdal Wine Estate in terms of wine awards, the Diemersdal Private Collection 2016 won the Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-style Red Blend at this year’s prestigious Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. This accolade follows the estate’s superb showing at the recent International Wine Challenge where its MM Louw Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 won a Gold medal, one of only two South African Cabernet Sauvignons to do so.

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Screwed and Peeved at Trophy Wine Show

Producers of screw-cap wine closures are reeling after this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show failed to back their cause of promoting artificial steel bottle tops ahead of the more traditional, effective and carbon-neutral cork stoppers. This after organisers of last year’s Trophy Wine Show went to extra lengths to blame cork for faulty wines, supressed fruit expression, oxidation, the plight of missing flight MH370 as well as the outbreak of Asian bird-flu in the southern hemisphere.

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