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Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2001

Lourens River Valley 2001 from Morgenster is a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and  5% Cabernet Franc. The individual varieties were aged...

Alvi’s Drift Premium Selection Chardonnay Viognier 2008

The Alvi’s Drift range of wines from the Worcester farm Alfalfa owned by the Van der Merwe family is worth keeping an eye on....

Hartenberg The Mackenzie 2007 vs. Vilafonté Series C 2007

On Sunday, lunch spent drinking Platter’s 2011 5-Star laureate The Mackenzie 2007 at the Hartenberg Fête de la Fleur; yesterday a chance to examine...

The Big 5 Tasting and a grumpy email

I’m totally stoked to tell you that I will be attending the Big Five Tasting on behalf of Wine magazine. This event, set to...

Topical pic: Stellar wins “Best Sweet” at Green Wine Awards

Stellar Winery situated near Trawal in Namaqualand is South Africa’s largest producer of wines from organically grown grapes, processing over 3 000 tons a...

Topical pic: The hippy hippy shake

“If this doesn’t sell wine, then nothing well,” says Rudiger Gretschel, chief winemaker of wine producer wholesaler Vinimark, responsible for the biodynamic certified Reyneke...

Nedbank Green Wine Awards 2010

Results of the second annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards were announced today. The competition consists of two parts, namely best wines from organically grown...

Topical pic: Meerlust – more Burgundy than Bordeaux?

Meerlust Pinot Noir 2008 is rated 5 Stars in Platter’s 2011, repeating the feat of the 2004 vintage in the 2009 edition of the...