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Jancis Robinson on international wine trends

The speaker everyone wanted to hear at the 10th annual VinPro Information Day held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre yesterday was of...

Tim James: A visit to Oldenburg

Come over the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch, past Thelema, Tokara and Delaire on the crest, and there’s the lovely Banghoek Valley around you as...

Tim James: Why red wine is ultimately more collectible than white

Christian’s report on the SA Sommelier Association’s tasting of old Cape whites got me pondering, and being pushed into questioning prejudices is always a...

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....

Tim James: Thinking about Cabernet and Cinsaut

I had an interesting discussion at the Neil Ellis winery last Friday, waiting for the start of a tasting (including a new, fine and...

Platter’s 2014 – highly recommended

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Can a price of R5000 a bottle for an SA wine...

If part of the motivation on the part of Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines and Niels Verburg of Luddite in launching the. Cabernet...

Some thoughts on the 100-point quality scale

Is MR de Compostella 2013, the best wine overall in the recent RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards and retailing for R920 a bottle, under-scored...
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