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Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2005

Last night a dinner to showcase some of the wines from Stellenbosch winery Neethlingshof at Sidedish restaurant in Bokaap, Cape Town.  I sat with...

Knorhoek Two Cubs Red Blend 2008

Last night’s guilty pleasure: Butler’s home-delivery pizza with a glass of dry red while watching ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on the telly. Earlier in the...

Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2004

What I really had in mind for lunch was to hook up with mates for a pie and chips and a pint or three...

Steenberg Sauvignon Blanc 1993

Post the Nebbiolo tasting at Steenberg on Wednesday morning, an excellent lunch at on-site restaurant Bistro 1682 consisting of marrow bones on toast, followed...

What “Skywalker” drank on 27.07.10

Skywalker says:  "Peyre Rose Clos Syrah Léone 1994. A lesson in how to oak Syrah; it's there but you can't taste it!" Here you get...

Steenberg Nebbiolo 2003 et al.

For a pretty wide spread of wine scores, check out how the Steenberg Shiraz 2008 did in this year’s Global Trader Shiraz Challenge convened...

The Obikwa Shiraz phenomenon and Harry Potter books

The debate happening around Obikwa Shiraz 2009, best value winner at this year’s Global Trader Shiraz Challenge convened by WINE magazine is fascinating, various...

Death of the wine critic

UK wine commentator Robert Joseph writes on The Joseph Report: “Professional wine writers naturally hate being pushed off the perch by unqualified colleagues, but...