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Cab vs Cab blends

Last night’s Cape Winemakers Guild technical tasting explored the topic of Cabernet Sauvignon vs Cabernet Sauvignon blends. Presented by Louis Strydom of Ernie Els...

Marthélize Tredoux: SA wine needs a fair price both here and...

I can’t resist jumping on a good bandwagon, so let me jump on this recent one with gleeful abandon: A bargain wine from a...

Is there a more crucial positioning statement than price?

Those who have been following the South African wine scene for a while will remember that the winner of the 2007 Chenin Blanc Challenge...

Tim James: On the wine avant-garde and its merits

The Hermanus FynArts festival – held each winter in that once sleepy little coastal resort best known to winelovers as being close to the...

Tim James: On white wine in winter

In a fit of virtue last week I was tidying up kitchen cupboards when I made the happy discovery of a rather battered cardboard...

Marthélize Tredoux: What SA wine needs to do to crack the...

There has been some introspection in recent opinion pieces on this site around South African wine in international markets - both on how the...

Michael Fridjhon: How to save SA’s old vines

The plight of old vines, or more correctly, of the owners of old vineyards, has been in the media lately. It is becoming increasingly...

Are we all talking about the same thing when it comes...

It strikes me there are two opposing conceptions of what “elegance” in wine means. After attending the recent “SA Luxury Red Wine Taste-Off” featuring...