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Top wines of January 2018

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month: Intellego Elementis 2017 – 95 (read original review here) Neil Ellis Bottelary Hills Pinotage...

The Fledge & Co. Vagabond 2016

Leon Coetzee and Boplaas winemaker Margaux Nel made a pretty smart white blend in the form of Vagabond 2015, this wine rating 91 on...

False Bay new releases

If you’re a wine nut, and you must be otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this, you probably drink the stuff pretty regularly and then...

Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2018: General observations

The creation of the three new wards within the Hemel-en-Aarde area which occurred in 2009 thus differentiating it from the much larger district of...

SA in the US

Last night, Wine Cellar in Cape Town hosted a tasting of wines made in the USA involving two top local producers, Chris Alheit associated...

Mother Rock new releases

The 2016s under the Mother Rock label (a collaboration between winemaker Johan “Stompie” Meyer and Ben Henshaw of London wine merchant Indigo and made...

SA wine: At a crossroads

The most staggering statistic delivered by VinPro managing director Rico Basson at the organisation’s Information Day sponsored by Nedbank last week was that a...

Intellego new releases

The wines of Swartland-based Jurgen Gouws under his Intellego label become more self-assured with each passing vintage. He seems to have a great instinct...