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Michael Fridjhon: Is there a difference between authentic wine vs wine...

What makes a wine “nerdy” - and for that matter, are these the same features which communicate authenticity? I recently – somewhat frivolously –...

Michael Fridjhon: On the Nederburg Auction selection process

The Nederburg Auction has been changing the way it goes about its business, a decision which both reflects a change of guard at Distell,...

Michael Fridjhon: SA – two wine industries and very little media

It seems that there are at least two South African wine industries, and implicit in this dichotomy lie the seeds which might lead to...

Michael Fridjhon: Does a wine’s age-worthiness go towards investment potential?

In wine geek circles the discussion around investment wines continues unabated. Linked to this – for obvious reasons – is the question of age-ability....

Michael Fridjhon: Succession Crisis? What succession crisis?

There's no one who seriously disputes that the Cape wine industry has made enormous progress in the past decade. From playing serious catch-up after...

Michael Fridjhon: Possible effects of climate change on the wine industry

Climate change is not an uncontroversial subject, with a spectrum of opinions which range from whether or not we are still living in a...

Michael Fridjhon: Should we still care about ageing wine?

“And no man having drunk old wine desireth new; for he saith, 'The old is good.'” The Gospels were clear on the value and...

Michael Fridjhon: Why doesn’t SA have more wine bars?

If you were a martian whose only knowledge of South African cultural life was derived from your online access to WineMag, you might extrapolate...