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Marthélize Tredoux: Time to have a conversation about women in wine

I’m not sure I am the right person to be writing about this subject matter. It is at best a sensitive topic - now...

Tim James: A visit to Reyneke Wines

I’m a touch worried about getting excessively lyrical around Reyneke wines. It’s not any lack of objectivity, but it might perhaps seem a bit...

Tim James: More on Portuguese varieties in SA

It was only in the 1990s that Portugal’s Douro region started to produce red table wines in a big way, using the varieties that...

Michael Fridjhon: Where to for VinPro?

I suspect it's a thankless task trying to run VinPro, the wine producers' representative body. For a start, you are dealing with literally thousands...

Wine trend: alternative packaging

It 's entirely appropriate that Backsberg, South Africa’s first carbon neutral winery, also lead the way when it comes to bottling wine in PET...

Tim James: Different readings of the modern history of SA Chenin...

On Saturday, Christa von la Chevallerie’s Nuwedam Chenin Blanc 2017 became the first wine to be launched bearing the Certified Heritage Vineyards seal of...

KWV The Mentors and its standing in the marketplace

With the operational assets of liquor business KWV Holdings sold by empowerment giant Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) to drinks industry veteran Vivian Imerman of...

Tim James: Boekenhoutskloof’s 2015 reds

Late last year I called in at Boekenhoutskloof. On an earlier visit, the new barrel cellar had been  a huge muddy hole in the...
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