Tim James: The year in review

The year seems to approach its weary end unusually quickly in Cape Town. Maybe it’s the bloody tourists. They’re already blocking the view of mountain and sea, drinking and flushing away all our water, and helping to clog up the roads mid-day, joined in the latter pursuit by the locals who usually swell the now […]

December 11, 2017
by Tim James
with 0 Comments

Marthélize Tredoux: Why we drink what we drink

It has been quite a long and trying year, so instead of picking a fight or moaning about who did or didn’t do something right or wrong this time, maybe today we just ramble on about wine for a bit. It is, after all, the reason we’re all here. Wine is a very divisive thing […]

December 7, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
with 0 Comments

Malu Lambert: Interview with Craig Hawkins of Testalonga

Craig Hawkins of Testalonga is this intangible mix of quirk and depth. Talking to him is like tumbling down the rabbit hole. You can’t quite put your finger on what he’s doing or how he’s doing it, but you know for sure you like it. “We make wines that we want to drink, and then […]

December 6, 2017
by Malu Lambert
with 0 Comments

10 years ago this month

10 years ago, Marc Kent had just won Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for the Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2005 – this offering from the Franschhoek cellar remains a local benchmark of the variety, the current release 2015 the first time that it is certified as being from the Swartland whereas for a long while it […]

December 6, 2017
by Christian
with 0 Comments

Tim James: Impressions left by a Riedel Glassware Masterclass

I’d attended a Riedel glass tasting before (and heard others’ experiences) and knew that again I’d come away fully convinced of the genius of this glassware designed to bring out or suppress characteristics of different wines – tannin, perfume, greenness, etc, etc. Fully convinced, that is, that the shape and dimensions of a glass can […]

December 4, 2017
by Tim James
with 2 Comments

Michael Fridjhon: Why it’s a good time to be in wine – five reasons to be optimistic about in 2018

It hasn’t been an easy year for South Africa, notwithstanding the ever-increasing excitement around our wines in many of the international markets. The local market is depressed, exchange rate fluctuations have taken some of the cream out of the foreign trades, the political situation is parlous and doesn’t look likely to improve for some time […]

November 29, 2017
by Michael Fridjhon
with 2 Comments

Tim James: The impact of the drought

Few of us in the Western Cape fully realise as yet, I suspect, the impact the drought will have. Little by little I’m discovering more, partly though the perspective of wine. Amidst a larger agricultural crisis which will cost many thousands of jobs and create great suffering and anguish, vineyards accustomed to copious irrigation are […]

November 27, 2017
by Tim James
with 0 Comments

Marthélize Tredoux: Picking apart price

Let’s face it: it was inevitable that I would sit down and hurl my R0.02 at the latest wine industry windup. Two local winemakers (pick your own adjective here: creative/ambitious/cheeky/gutsy/ridiculous/insane) just released “the.” – a 2014 Cabernet Franc at a cool R5 000 a bottle. Oh and you can only purchase it in packs of […]

November 22, 2017
by Marthelize Tredoux
with 12 Comments
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