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Tim James: Listing fee or “reciprocal gesture”?

You’d surely have thought this good enough business, even for the most sharkishly-minded: a bistro owner buys a modest, but well reputed wine from...

A visit to Weingut LacknerTinnacher

Judging for this year's Concours Mondial du Sauvignon is taking place in Styria, Austria. Yesterday a visit to LacknerTinnacher outside the village of Gamlitz...

Marthélize Tredoux: Wine and critical thinking in a time of fake...

Gather round, children. It’s time for a lesson in critical thinking. Riveting, I know. But Santa Clause is watching and if you don’t pay...

Tim James: Cape white blends – what’s in a name?

“Excuse me, what is a ‘Mediterranean White Blend’?” piped up an Australian voice at blind tasting of Cape Winemakers Guild last week? Good question...

Tim James: Wine’s two dominant styles and where to place Stellenbosch

As we experience in South African wine no less than elsewhere (and perhaps a bit more) there’s a “duopoly” in wine these days: two...

Tim James: Calories in wine and other labeling issues

Do you think your wine drinking is making your fat? Ruining your Banting diet? One of Australia’s wine companies thinks it possible, and hopes...

Michael Fridjhon: Why isn’t SA doing more about leaf-roll virus?

I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I spent a couple of days at the Salon de Gourmets, one of the oldest...

Is SA wine judging stuck in the past?

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