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Christian Eedes

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Constantia Glen Three 2009

It’s curious how some new farms instantaneously enjoy a high profile and others wallow in obscurity for years. When Constantia Glen released its maiden...

Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Reyneke Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is all ripe tropical fruit, broad in structure with soft acidity. It tastes like no other Sauvignon Blanc you’ve had...

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007

Extraordinary synchronicity that Stellenbosch property Meerlust should celebrate 30 plus one years of its Bordeaux-style red blend Rubicon on Friday (see here) and that...

Meerlust Rubicon 1980

Is South Africa an old or a young wine country? There is on the one hand the entry of 2 February 1659 in colonial...

Château Pavie 2003

On Thursday night a tasting courtesy of the Cape Winemakers Guild to explore changes regarding the use of wood in Bordeaux as a result...

Interview with Vergelegen’s André van Rensburg

André van Rensburg, winemaker at Somerset West property Vergelegen, usually a wine industry firebrand, has been keeping a remarkably low profile in recent times....

Vergelegen “V” 2006

This week sees the launch of the 2006 vintage of Vergelegen “V”, the ultra-premium offering from the Somerset West farm owned by mining house...

Morgenster Italian Collection Caruso Rosé 2010

On Friday, lunch at Sofia’s at Morgenster on wine and olive estate Morgenster in Somerset West, the new restaurant named after famous Italian actress...