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Chardonnay reconsidered

Today saw a comparative tasting of Aussie vs. South African Chardonnay, 13 top examples from each country at Haskell Vineyards in Stellenbosch. Out of...

Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008

The Graham Beck Pheasants’ Run Sauvignon Blanc 2008 was among the winners of the 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 as convened by WINE magazine...

Fleur du Cap Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

An interesting exercise to mark the re-opening of Die Bergkelder, home of Fleur du Cap wines on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, after refurbishment to...

Simonsig Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Reserve Pinotage 2007

Alc 15.3% RS 2.1 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.42 Matured in 77% French and 23% American oak for 23 months, 100% new. Tasting note: Intense...

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2007

Alc 14.5% RS 3.2g/l TA 6.1g/l pH 3.64 Matured in French oak for 23 months, 100% new. Tasting note: Dark red in colour. Oak prominent on...

Pinotage reconsidered

It’s indicative of how gracious my wife Jane is that she let me go off to a Pinotage tasting followed by a (long) lunch...

What “Bruce” drank on 10.07.2010

Bruce says: Having known Harold Eeedes in a very limited but somewhat personal (from my side) way, I read your post on your Dad's...

Kanonkop Pinotage 1992 vs. 1993

Let Operation Pinotage begin. I’m writing an article for Decanter on the current state of the variety, a gig that was precipitated in part...