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Christian Eedes

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Joostenberg Small Batch Collection new releases

Joostenberg in Paarl have been making some compelling experimental wines under the designation “Small Batch Collection” for a while now, the stand-out wines among...

Fairview’s Charles Back survives attack

Charles Back of Fairview and Spice Route last night endured a brutal farm attack on his farm in Paarl. He was beaten up with...

Uva Mira Sing-a-Wing Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Uva Mira in Stellenbosch has established itself as a Chardonnay powerhouse in recent times – the top-of-the-range 2016 and The Mira 2016 rated 93...

Bonnievale Barrel Select new releases

Bonnievale Wines is situated just outside the town from which it gets its name, some 35km from Robertson. The Barrel Select range consists of...

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2011

Last week a vertical tasting of both the Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve and the Sauv-Sem blend called Isliedh incorporating the 2011 to...

Cape Wine Auction raises R17.5 million

The fifth  annual Cape Wine Auction, sponsored by Nedbank Private Wealth, took place on Saturday at Rustenberg in Stellenbosch, raising R17.5 million compared to...

Lievland sold

Lievland in Stellenbosch, highly regarded in it time, has been acquired by MAN Family Wines, the label owned by José Conde of Stark-Condé and...

Some thoughts on wine prejudices

According to a recent comment on this site, I “score the lighter red wine styles rather low compared to the fuller bodied varieties...