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What “Dionysus” drank on 22.07.10

Dionysus says: “After all the hoopla regarding the Wine Mag Shiraz Challenge I went out and bought a bottle of Obikwa 2009 Shiraz at...

What “Jan Boer” drank on 22.07.10

Jan Boer says: Tenuta delle Terre Nere 'Calderara Sottana' 2006 Long name. Pretty good wine. A little bit Beaujolais in parts on the nose, though...

Is Christine Rudman CWM the best taster in the country?

Tasting my way through wines to be rated for the 2011 edition of Platter’s, I’ve come across one or two that I think might...

Laurent-Perrier Brut L-P

At R458 a bottle from Cape Town boutique wine store Caroline’s Fine Wine Cellar, Laurent-Perrier Brut L-P is not the kind of stuff that...

Champagne Mailly Les Échansons 1999

The MCC Technical Seminar was held yesterday at the Graham and Rhona Beck Skills Centre, proceedings culminating in a tutored tasting of Champagne Mailly...

Topical pic: Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge tasting completed

Judging for the 2010 Amorim Cork Cap Classique Challenge to be reported on in the October issue of WINE magazine was completed yesterday. This year’s...

Hartenberg CWG Gravel Hill Shiraz 2000

On Friday, an exercise aimed at putting the three examples of Shiraz produced by Stellenbosch winery Hartenberg in context. “The concept of terroir has...

Why competition matters

We all know Spain won the World Cup this time around, and Italy won it in Germany four years ago. But who were the...