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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...

Where does SA fit in the American market?

The USA is the world’s largest wine consuming nation so understanding the complexities of this market is important for a local producer-wholesaler like Distell....

Tim James: Lammershoek looking good under new management

When I first found out, a few years back, that the famous footballer of the 1960s and 70s, Franz Beckenbauer, had joined the German...

The state of South African wine label design

Does South African wine packaging reflect the excellence of what most commentators agree is now appearing in the bottle? The second annual Wine Label...

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...

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:...
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