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Rustenberg Roussanne 2010

“Delightfully breezy but lacks 2009’s complexity,” says Platter’s 2011 of the Roussanne 2010 from Stellenbosch property Rustenberg, before giving it a rating of 3½...

Morgenster 2008

What impresses about those behind Somerset West property Morgenster is how deliberate they are in the way they go about their business. Owner Giulio...

Buitenverwachting Rhine Riesling 2004 vs. Thelema Rhine Riesling 2002

Apropos of nothing at all, two local Rieslings last night: Buitenverwachting 2004 and Thelema 2002. If Sauvignon Blanc is ready with its favours and...

New selection process for Cape Winemakers Guild auction wines

The Cape Winemakers Guild has announced that it has largely done away with peer review in determining which wines appear on its annual auction....

Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvèdre 2010

A tasting of five rosés, the line-up compiled at random. I reviewed the wines with James Pietersen, regular taster for Platter’s and beverage manager for...

Topical pic – KWV Roodeberg 2009 bag-in-box

KWV Roodeberg 2009 packaged in 3-litre bag-in-box sells for 269 krona in Sweden (1SAK = 1.09ZAR), and if dooswyn enjoyed such stylish packaging back...

KWV The Mentors Grenache Blanc 2010

Yesterday a visit to The Mentors cellar at KWV in Paarl, a facility fulfilling the dual purposes of top-end quality as well as research...

Restaurants to provide chauffeur services?

With a more responsible attitude to drink-driving finally starting to take hold in South Africa, restaurateurs report a significant decrease in turnover as diners...
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