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Michael Fridjhon: Why it’s a good time to be in wine...

It hasn't been an easy year for South Africa, notwithstanding the ever-increasing excitement around our wines in many of the international markets. The local...

Tim James: The impact of the drought

Few of us in the Western Cape fully realise as yet, I suspect, the impact the drought will have. Little by little I’m discovering...

Marthélize Tredoux: Picking apart price

Let’s face it: it was inevitable that I would sit down and hurl my R0.02 at the latest wine industry windup. Two local winemakers...

Can a price of R5000 a bottle for an SA wine...

If part of the motivation on the part of Brian Smith of Elgin Ridge Wines and Niels Verburg of Luddite in launching the. Cabernet...

Tim James: Nederburg and the challenges of effective branding

It’s a debate of relevance – probably unresolvable except by time – to countries as well as big brands: Does a reputation for lower...

Tim James: How much to spend on rosé?

With gritted teeth and a gulp, and eyebrows raised aghast at my own action (you try doing all that at the same time, especially...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Duncan Savage of Savage Wines

“Forklifts can come right to the door,” says Duncan Savage with a wide smile showing me around his urban cellar in Salt River. He’s...

Marthélize Tredoux: Are Platter’s ratings a boon or a bane?

I usually refrain from jumping on bandwagons and simply throwing my opinion onto an already sizable pile, but today I’m going to make an...
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