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Marthélize Tredoux: Time to think pink

I admit I’ve had a difficult relationship with rosé. I like to think of myself as an open-minded wino, a “don’t knock it ’til...

Marthélize Tredoux: Yet more on wine scoring

Forgive me for raising the old chestnut of wines scores but there’s been a lot of chatter around the subject just recently. Some in...

Marthélize Tredoux: Obligatory Women’s Month Post

Eagle-eyed readers that you are, you may have noticed that it’s Women’s Month in South Africa. Most of us were able to enjoy another...

Marthélize Tredoux: The role of the wine writer

Winter is a quiet time in the winelands; vines are resting and tasting rooms enjoy a brief respite from the mad rush of tourists...

Marthélize Tredoux: Is the concept of “organic farming” being abused?

I’m not much of a pedant. It’s too exhausting to be pedantic about everything. However, I am painfully pedantic about the misappropriation of words...

Marthélize Tredoux: The future of Pinotage?

Pinotage. The very mention strikes fear (or a dollop of disdain) into the hearts of many. And that’s a massive problem. No other varietal...

Marthèlize Tredoux: On wine prices

In the alcoholic beverage family, wine is quite the chameleon. Hardly surprising, given the 1 368 vine varieties producing commercial quantities of wine, varying...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Decanting dilemmas

A recent discussion on this site’s comment section brought up another chestnut of the wine world: decanting. It was nothing new: heartfelt support versus...