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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...

Tim James: KWV celebrates 100 years – some reflections on its...

Let’s be grateful that the KWV doesn’t celebrate its birthday as assiduously as does the African National Congress. We can also breathe a happy...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Craig Wessels of Restless River

Any day that begins in a drop-top 110 Land Rover is bound to be interesting. Even more so when it’s Craig Wessels of Restless...

Tim James: Is a market correction on the way for top-end...

Last year – 2017 – seemed to me marked by a sudden leap in the prices of upper-end local wines. Or had they been...

Regional profile: Swartland

From the January issue of Decanter: A vivid illustration of how dire the drought currently affecting the Swartland is the superfluous “No Swimming” sign...

Tim James: Can the market bear the ever-increasing number of top-end...

Visiting and tasting with Lukas van Loggerenberg (Van Loggerenberg Wines) and Reenen Borman (Boschkloof and Patatsfontein/Ron Burgundy) is becoming established as a great annual...

Tim James: The year in review

The year seems to approach its weary end unusually quickly in Cape Town. Maybe it’s the bloody tourists. They’re already blocking the view of...

Marthélize Tredoux: Why we drink what we drink

It has been quite a long and trying year, so instead of picking a fight or moaning about who did or didn’t do something...