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Tim James: Looking for terroir in the Douro

This century has seen an accelerated move towards specificity in wine everywhere. It’s been very obvious in the Cape, not least: mostly in terms...

The re-emergence of wooded Sauvignon Blanc

“I’d rather drink a wooded Sauvignon Blanc over an unwooded Chardonnay,” remarked celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood over lunch the other day and I tend...

Marthélize Tredoux: Why wine?

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Stellenbosch restaurant Overture for the first time. Let’s just say that it confirmed Bertus Basson’s growing...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Miles Mossop of Miles Mossop Wines

“I’ve never worked anywhere else,” says Miles Mossop. After nearly two decades of steering Tokara’s ship into award-winning wine territory, he’s soon to be...

Video: Patatsfontein

Check out this video featuring Patatsfontein, the single-vineyard Montagu Chenin Blanc as made by Reenan Borman and the rest of the Ronnie B Wines...

Tim James: Bursting Bubbles – book review

More years ago than I like to remember, to celebrate my 21st birthday, I bought half a dozen bottles of a local sparkling wine...

Michael Fridjhon: Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon – not waving but drowning

  Before the 20 or so producers who participated in the Stellenbosch Cabernet jamboree in Johannesburg earlier this month do themselves an injury by prolonged...

Tim James: On Port and the joys of travel

At the risk of sounding really stupid (”what did this guy think?!”) - it's taken my first trip to the Douro region of Portugal...
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