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Tim James: Fears for harvest 2017

Harvest 2016 proceeds. That is, for some it is happening right now, for others it is yet to come and for many all the...

Marthélize Tredoux: The Millennials are coming

As we slide into February, recovering from the wave of prediction posts that decorate blogs and websites through January like tinsel decorates Christmas trees,...

Tim James: A harvest visit to Alheit Vineyards

It’s seldom that I visit a winery at harvest time. First, because the people there are too busy for me to presume a welcome:...

12 ways restaurants can improve wine service

1. Include something to suit every taste AND every budget Most punters are going to order that Chardonnay-Pinot Noir blend but there are those of...

The new Pinotage

From the February issue of Decanter: Those keeping a close watch on the South African wine scene will have noted the very fine own-label...

Domaine Méo-Camuzet Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru 2011

So just how good are the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir 2014s as shown at the area’s recent Pinot Noir Celebration? Top of the pile for...

Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration 2016 reviewed

The third annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration took place this past weekend and the keynote tasting saw producers in the three wards of Hemel-en-Aarde...

Tim James: On the state of wine festivals

I could easily become a wine festival junkie, given the chance - and if I could afford it, though I suppose that a signal...
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