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CE’s top 20 SA wineries 2016

Wine writer Tim James recently conducted a poll to establish a top 20 list of wine producers in South Africa as he has done...

Tim James: On Eenzaamheid and dryland vines

Janno Briers Louw is a hopeful young man – as farmers go. He talks of the problems of this dry vintage and regrets the...

Clay amphorae: The next big thing

How ubiquitous are clay amphorae as fermentation and maturation vessels set to become? On a cellar tour at Bodegas Castelo de Medina during my...

Verdejo – Spain’s answer to Sauvignon Blanc

The seventh annual Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place in DO Rueda, Spain on 4 and 5 March –over 900 entries from 26 different...

Daisy Knowles: Some thoughts on Merlot’s place in the market

Merlot’s popularity among consumers is well documented. And yet it is so often regarded as sub-standard by critics. Merlot has been seen as the...

Tim James: On the moon, tides and Waterkloof wines

Every now and then, when I get particularly disgusted at my scientific illiteracy, I grapple with a work of what is kindly called “popular...

Marthélize Tredoux: SA wine needs to boost its sex appeal

In January of this year, our industry was told point blank that as far as the world is concerned, our image isn’t sexy. Brand...

Daisy Knowles: The importance of setting when it comes to drinking...

To summarise three or four of your most memorable wine experiences when you are, shall we say, a regular partaker, is really quite tricky...
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