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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...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Craig Hawkins of Testalonga

Craig Hawkins of Testalonga is this intangible mix of quirk and depth. Talking to him is like tumbling down the rabbit hole. You can’t...

10 years ago this month

10 years ago, Marc Kent had just won Diners Club Winemaker of the Year for the Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2005 – this offering from the...

Tim James: Impressions left by a Riedel Glassware Masterclass

I’d attended a Riedel glass tasting before (and heard others’ experiences) and knew that again I’d come away fully convinced of the genius of...
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