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André Morgenthal: Klein Constantia library tasting

“We are not simply tasting our library stock to see what’s in good enough shape to release commercially.  The objective is rather to share...

Marthélize Tredoux: Who drinks what and why?

I spend a lot of time thinking about discrepancies in the wine industry. Things I observe that seem like gaps - gaps in reasoning,...

Swartland red blends re-assessed

Earlier this year, I rated the Malabar 2012, the Rhône-style red blend from Charles Back’s Swarland operation Spice Route, 90 on the 100-point quality...

From the Swartland Revolution to the Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium

The Swartland Revolution ran from 2010 until 2015, the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place for the third time earlier this year and the...

Tim James: On food and wine pairing

Twice recently I was prompted to consider food and wine pairing. I must admit to some scepticism on the subject – at least compared...

Tim James: On Palomino

  Having enthused recently about one unfashionable white grape, clairette blanche, showing small signs of a Cape comeback at an ambitious level (see here), I’m...

Michael Fridjhon: Succession Crisis? What succession crisis?

There's no one who seriously disputes that the Cape wine industry has made enormous progress in the past decade. From playing serious catch-up after...

Marthélize Tredoux: Is the SA wine industry too segmented?

We came. We listened. But where does that leave us in terms of innovation? That’s the question I have been asking myself after the...
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