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Malu Lambert: Interview with Ryan Mostert of Silwervis Wines

Ryan Mostert is the kind of guy that can’t help standing out.  Well, first off he’s tall. Then you’ll notice him for his enthusiasm,...

Tim James: Shifts in the national vineyard

Could Robertson soon become known as the Valley of Wine, Roses and Lemons? A wine-producer from the area was telling me recently that Robertson...

Michael Fridjhon: Time to overhaul the business of SA wine

We have a most curious wine industry: at present it enjoys greater visibility in more international markets than most other wine-producing nations, garnering more...

Tim James: On Bloemcool and a few other innovations from Fairview

Cauliflower and wine? Not a pairing with intuitive appeal - but they’re closer than you might think, at least at Fairview in Paarl. It...

Marthélize Tredoux: Is the wine industry getting the most out of...

Let’s talk about information overload. The internet as we know it (via the World Wide Web) has been with us for 28 years. The growth...

Why trying to make wine less snobby is futile

Should the wine industry work harder to position wine as a lifestyle beverage rather than the special interest preserve of a few elites? Silwervis...

Tim James: On the effect of ever increasing wine prices

The upward-spiralling international price of the finest wine may have a much deeper effect than merely limiting the ordinary wine lover’s access to them....

Q&A: Thelema’s Rudi Schultz on Shiraz

Thelema, situated on the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, is a family owned and managed wine estate and the home of Thelema and Sutherland Vineyards...
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