Opinion & Analysis

Opinion & Analysis

Home Opinion & Analysis

Some thoughts on the Wine Label Design Awards

It’s difficult to be optimistic on a morning when you awake to find that President Zuma has administered a cabinet reshuffle that only bodes...

Tim James: Madeira then and now

If you were drinking Cape wine two centuries ago – whether in Cape Town or London – the chances are slight that it would...

Tim James: Enjoying wine in a tumbler at South China Dim...

Is it excessive to get just a bit lyrical about a winelist with only 14 wines on the list? Maybe not when it’s as...

Tim James: Alcohol on labels and other regulations

There are, sadly and obviously, a vast number of things which I know I don’t know. But in a few paltry areas I feel...

Marthélize Tredoux: What’s really wrong with SA wine exports

Since Michael Fridjhon asked why South African market share isn’t increasing internationally (specifically UK and USA) when our wines are receiving such high scores...

Michael Fridjhon: If SA wine rates so high, why is our...

Cape wine – or to be more accurate – the rarefied end of the country's fine wine spectrum has been getting a great press...

Michael Fridjhon: Cape vs Gauteng wine culture

It's long been recognised that the South African wine market is not homogenous in character. (This is even more evident in the broader liquor...

Home tastings

From the March issue of GQ: A wine tasting. As home activities go, you might consider this only slightly more exciting than hosting a...