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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...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Terroir – part science, part black magic

Terroir. A familiar term to anyone even remotely interested in wine but one with a seemingly fluid, unfixed definition, depending on context or who...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Blegging – The rise of online advertorial

Blogging. Practically unheard of 20 years ago. Now every Tom, Dick and Jane has their own blog. The masses have taken to populating the...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Time to insist on the blindfold?

I suppose at least one part of being a wine writer is to pontificate about why wine is such a widely adored tipple and...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Who drinks wine?

Serious question. Who drinks wine? And why should we care? To be fair, it’s a complex question. I consulted the oracle of Google and...
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