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Marthélize Tredoux: The role of the wine writer

Winter is a quiet time in the winelands; vines are resting and tasting rooms enjoy a brief respite from the mad rush of tourists...

Tim James: SA legends vs the world

A most remarkable tasting was held in Cape Town last Friday evening. Some 15 people paid quite a bit of money to sit down...

David Clarke: Does the SA wine industry make the most of...

“Diversity is in our nature”: a phrase that if it means anything at all, has more than a whiff of entitlement to it. This...

Tim James: Are composite corks a compromise?

The question of wine closures always hovers. I should have mentioned the absence of screwcaps when I last week wrote about the possibly significant...

Interview: Ralph Reynolds – Bar Manager, Karibu Restaurant

How did you become interested in wine? I began working in a restaurant with an owner who was always keen to share his wine knowledge...

Marthélize Tredoux: Is the concept of “organic farming” being abused?

I’m not much of a pedant. It’s too exhausting to be pedantic about everything. However, I am painfully pedantic about the misappropriation of words...

Tim James: A “newbies” tasting suggests some trends

I spent a good chunk of last weekend – or so it seems in retrospect – tasting wines from a handful of the Cape’s...

Interview: José Conde of Stark-Condé

  Born in the USA, José Conde moved to South Africa from Tokyo in 1997 because his wife Marie wanted to live closer to her...
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