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Fun in the sun

Yesterday a long lunch with friends, wine drunk for pleasure a different experience than when attempting to arrive at an assessment of quality. To...

How SA wine can go from good to great

“Good enough isn’t good enough” is an aphorism that legendary South African creative Brian Searle-Tripp instilled in me during my studies at advertising school...

Tim James: On Stellenbosch Syrah

Which area in the Cape is doing best with shiraz? The Swartland would probably get some serious votes deservedly thrown its way, but so...

André Morgenthal: Prospects for Elgin

“Your yield from apples is six times more per hectare than from wine grapes.  If you don’t have a premium wine brand in Elgin,...

Tim James: On the significance of fashion in wine

Fashion in wine is a slippery concept. I realised this as I tried to grasp it, or at least some strands of it, prompted...

Marthélize Tredoux: On the problem of the epithet that is “female”

Because the year hasn’t been filled with enough insanity, I’d like to up the ante by poking what might turn out to be a...

Michael Fridjhon: Cape vs Gauteng wine culture

It's long been recognised that the South African wine market is not homogenous in character. (This is even more evident in the broader liquor...

The eternity that is 10 years in the wine industry

Having become the owner of a new, bigger home earlier in the year, my bound set of Wine magazines has come out of the...
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