The ullage level of a wine bottle refers to the space between the wine and the bottom of the cork. During bottling, wineries aim for a preliminary ullage level of…

The Wine Cellar team are major proponents of Chenin Blanc. In the right hands, this is one of South Africa’s most successful varieties, producing world-class wines with real personality and…

Platter, South Africa’s best-selling wine guide, has awarded 80 wines five stars this year – up from 62 in the 2013 edition. Cederberg Private Cellar, Mullineux and Nederburg were awarded…

Wine-Searcher has compiled a list of the world’s 50 most expensive wines, based on the average price of standard bottles for all available vintages.¬†Rather unsurprisingly, DRC Roman√©e-Conti, Petrus, Le Pin…

A thinking wine with exceptional concentration and complexity, this week’s pick is Vins d’Orrance’s Kama Chenin Blanc 2012 (R120 p/b). To order, email Pia@winecellar.co.za. Help us spread the #CheninLovin on…

Today we introduce a new series of Wine Cellar videos: Pia’s pick of the week. Pia is a fellow lover of the grape and is keenly interested in local wines…

The South African wine scene is in a fantastic place. Almost every week I find myself tasting a young, exciting wine with less extraction, less oak, less alcohol and less…

We have been raving about the 2010 French vintage since tasting the Bordeaux wines out of cask in 2011. It was a top Bordeaux vintage and was superb in Burgundy….