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Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange?

Where is South Africa’s Penfolds Grange? Penfolds itself was founded in 1844 and Max Schubert became the Australian company’s first chief winemaker in 1948...

Recipe: Chocolate Almond Biscotti

After-dinner treat. Makes 30 - 35 Ingredients: 1 cup (200g) caster sugar 2 large free range eggs ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract 1½ cups (200g) self raising flour, sifted ½ cup...

Zandvliet Shiraz 2015

What style of Shiraz/Syrah is set to hold sway in the next few years? Jacques Bruwer of Bon Courage in Robertson expresses some bemusement...

Johan Joubert takes over at Asara

Johan Joubert has been appointed cellarmaster at Asara Wine Estate & Hotel in Stellenbosch with immediate effect. A member of the Cape Winemakers Guild,...

Win two cases of Fleur du Cap Merlot!

Fleur du Cap is not constrained by farm, vineyard or climate – the winemaking team has the freedom to choose the finest grapes from...

Esona Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2017

Lourens van der Westhuizen of Robertson property Arendsig really is a dab hand when it comes to Chenin Blanc as the Single Vineyard 2017...

Top wines of May 2018

Here are our five most highly rated wines of last month: Rall Ava Syrah 2017 - 97/100 (read the original review here) Morgenster 2003 - 95/100...

De Grendel Elim Shiraz 2016

Yesterday’s Shiraz SA Challenge 2018 awards function was preceded by a tasting of the 25 “finalists” – the top 25 wines out 156 entries...