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October News

As the countdown to the festive last quarter of the year begins, we have so much to share with you about our latest partnerships. Our cellar will be filled with even more award-winning wines from our newest partnerships with Alheit Vineyards, Creation Wines, Mullineux & Leeu, Porseleinberg, Spier Wines and Uva Mira Vineyards. Read about our latest news HERE.

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South African Wine is Great Value... For Now

  On Sept 12, during the first-ever Global Wine Education Week initiated by UK-based Wines & Spirits Education Trust, we hosted our second blind tasting night, this time featuring Syrah vs Shiraz. With the help of our wine educator friends at Wine Language, we shared the typical flavor characteristics of Syrah/Shiraz, their similarities and differences with our intimate group of 10 participants. Six bottles were blind tasted, consisting of 3 Syrahs and 3 Shiraz. Four South African labels were entered into the mix, one French Syrah (St Joseph) and one Australian Shiraz from Barossa. In the same form as our previous Bordeaux vs South African Night in April, we asked our participants to rate the wines on points out of 100, and once...

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South African Heavyweights Knock Out Bordeaux Grand Crus

Blind tastings have a habit of humbling the most prodigious of wine tasters, and so it proved in WineToShare’s fun and illuminating wine event that put three South African Bordeaux blends to the test against two of France’s revered Bordeaux Grand Crus. In the red corner for South Africa was De Toren Fusion 5 2016, Eikendal Classique 2015 and Meerlust Rubicon 2015. In the opposing red corner there was Chateau Branaire Ducru, St Julien Grand Cru 2013 and Chateau Chauvin, St Emilion Grand Cru 2014. The average price of the three South African Bordeaux blends was S$63, and the average price of the two French Bordeaux’s was S$99, a full 58% more in price. All five wines were tasted blind...

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South African Wines Are Finally Getting Noticed

Our love affair with South African wine began 18 years ago. We have always believed in the amazing quality you get for the value; that's why we have been championing them all these years. So it's truly wonderful to see that the world is finally taking notice, and South African wines are getting their share of the limelight with recent articles in VinePair and Wine Enthusiast. As Jancis Robinson wrote in the FT in late 2018 “South Africa is now well worth considering because the wines are seriously undervalued and a new wave of producers are making distinctive, age-worthy, appetising, definitively South African wines, both red and white,”  Read more about the VinePair article here.  

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Our First Year Milestones

This February marks WineToShare's first anniversary.  It's been quite a year: we have evolved from a simple wine group-buying community to an online wine retailer and acquired another fellow South African wine business in December 2018, making us the largest importer of South African wine to Singapore.  We are delighted with our progress and grateful to our regular customers and Wine Club members for their support.  We are pleased to share with you that we now represent some of the top, award-winning wineries in South Africa, including Backsberg Estate Cellars, Bouchard Finlayson, De Toren and Shannon Vineyards (Downes Family Vineyards). A recent article from Wine Enthusiast names our winemaker partners as among the best in their respective areas in South Africa's wine-growing...

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