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Joanne Gibson: The Cape’s first winegrower

Jan van Riebeeck was not a very nice fellow. At best, the letters and journal he wrote detailing his decade as first commander of...

Joanne Gibson: On the rising wine culture in China

After a break from wine over the festive season (apart from drinking copious amounts of it, that is), I’ve been catching up on some...

Joanne Gibson: Louis XVI and Constantia

“Let them eat cake.” Ever since (not) uttering those famous words, Marie Antoinette has been associated with decadence so extreme that blame for the...