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South Africa’s 10 most underrated wine producers

Why do some wineries attract all the hype and others go largely overlooked despite turning out of cracking wine? Here’s a list of 10...

Tim James: In praise of Portuguese varieties

  It’s just a trivial throw in the great game of “If” – but if the Cabo das Tormentas had been settled by Vasco da...

Marthélize Tredoux: My Christmas wishlist

The season to be merry is upon us and as the tinsel comes out, so does the endless barrage of lists and posts looking...

Tim James: Calories in wine and other labeling issues

Do you think your wine drinking is making your fat? Ruining your Banting diet? One of Australia’s wine companies thinks it possible, and hopes...

SA wine corporates in the spotlight

“It’s one thing to make 4 000 litres of high quality wine and another altogether to make 40 000 litres,’ observed Spier cellarmaster Frans...

Interview: Wim Truter of Fleur du Cap

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED: Wim Truter, 34, recently became overall cellarmaster at Die Bergkelder, home to the Fleur du Cap...

Michael Fridjhon: Is age-worthiness still important?

As human life expectancy – at least in the first world (and excluding white middle class middle-aged Americans without college degrees) – increases, we...

Tim James: Controversy and rebirth at Quoin Rock

Those who’ve only been around the Cape wine industry for a few years might not even have heard the name of Quoin Rock (and...