Marthélize Tredoux: Wine and the greater fool theory

I am a bit of a series nut. I’ll watch just about anything. And oddly, despite the fact that real politics bores me to tears, I love a good political drama. The West Wing. House of Cards. And The Newsroom (which was strictly speaking probably not political but close enough). I binge-watched The Newsroom again […]

February 24, 2016
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Michael Fridjhon: Pinot Noir and the problem of “sameness”

The first session tasting at January’s Pinot Celebration provided me with something of a light bulb moment when it came to the red wines: every one of the examples was recognisably Pinot Noir, in a way that placed the Hemel-en-Aarde production quite close in style to regional Burgundy (at least as it was produced in […]

February 24, 2016
by Michael Fridjhon
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Tim James: On the potential of Ceres

“These are potentially some of the best winelands in the Cape”, says winemaker Chris Alheit about Ceres, that high-lying inland plateau better known for deciduous fruit, especially apples and pears. He says it both hopefully (because he has some infant vines there and further planting plans) and ruefully – because he knows that wine-grapes are […]

February 22, 2016
by Tim James
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Daisy Knowles: What influences a millennial’s wine shopping?

It just so happens that I’m a member of Generation Y, a product of the 80s, a Millennial, and isn’t everyone curious to know what we’re drinking and why. Clever marketing definitely is a factor. For example, it’s no secret that a large number of my social circle will select a wine from the shelf […]

February 17, 2016
by Daisy Knowles
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Interview: Jaco Brand of Piekenierskloof Wine Company

From the February issue of Business Day WANTED: Piekenierskloof Wine Company, previously Citrusdal Wines, is a collaboration between Fairtrade-certified grape farmers, Fairview’s Charles Back and UK wine marketer Mike Paul. It’s no mean undertaking producing 50 000 cases of own label wine and a further 200 000 cases for clients according to Platter’s 2016, and […]

February 16, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: Fears for harvest 2017

Harvest 2016 proceeds. That is, for some it is happening right now, for others it is yet to come and for many all the grapes are in, and the wine – pitifully little of it in some cases – is in barrel or tank. And occasionally even in bottle: believe it or not, while some […]

February 15, 2016
by Tim James
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Marthélize Tredoux: The Millennials are coming

As we slide into February, recovering from the wave of prediction posts that decorate blogs and websites through January like tinsel decorates Christmas trees, most of us are nonetheless still thinking about the year ahead in one way or another. Some are preoccupied with harvest activities, others just generally planning and strategizing for surviving the […]

February 10, 2016
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Tim James: A harvest visit to Alheit Vineyards

It’s seldom that I visit a winery at harvest time. First, because the people there are too busy for me to presume a welcome: Jancis Robinson describes wine writers as parasites on the wine industry, and while grapes are being picked and vinified I particularly feel the point of her admission. Secondly, if the welcome […]

February 8, 2016
by Tim James
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