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Warwick Chardonnay 1998

Yesterday a tasting of soon-to-be released wines from Stellenbosch winery Warwick.  The Chardonnay 2009 is looking particularly good, with a rich core of fruit...

Ashbourne 2001

After 30 years in the international wine trade, Johann Innerhofer now owns Capelands Estate together with partner Laura Mauri on Old Sir Lowry’s Pass...

Topical pic: 5 Star tasting for Platter’s 2011 completed

Judging of the wines nominated for 5 Stars to appear in Platter's 2011 was completed yesterday at the Devon Valley hotel in Stellenbosch. There...

Guigal Côtes-du-Rhône Red 2004

A rare night out for darling and me on Thursday. After attending RMB WineX at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, we headed with...

Topical pic: WineX Cape Town in terminal decline… or not

Much has been made of  RMB WineX Cape Town being reduced from three to two nights this year, but I attended on Thursday night...

Epicurean 2007

I’m not inclined to turn down an invitation to the launch of a new vintage of Epicurean as it typically involves a long lunch...

Silverthorn Genie Brut Rosé 2007

As featured in the last issue of Business Day WANTED: “Magic in the bottle” claims the back label of Genie, the Brut Rosé 2007...

De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2007

De Trafford winemaker David Trafford won the WINE magazine Challenge in 2000 and again in 2002 (jointly with Teddy Hall) so his capability with...