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Tim James: On how SA wine rates in a global context

Michael Fridjhon has some interesting musings in his current Business Day column, in which he enthusiastically (even fulsomely) welcomes the visit of Jancis Robinson...

Joanne Gibson: On the rising wine culture in China

After a break from wine over the festive season (apart from drinking copious amounts of it, that is), I’ve been catching up on some...

Tim James: On the need for a list of restaurants that...

I always feel affronted by restaurant reviews that ignore the winelist, let alone provide any detail. Even in, say, the New Yorker, where it’s...

Tim James: Grape variety of the year

I was wondering if I could find the energy, in the midst of late-year-in-Cape-Town torpor, to rustle up a list of my top local...

Wine trends for 2015

It's the end of the year which brings with it awkward office parties, dysfunctional family holidays and endless predictions of what the next year...

Joanne Gibson: Louis XVI and Constantia

“Let them eat cake.” Ever since (not) uttering those famous words, Marie Antoinette has been associated with decadence so extreme that blame for the...

Tim James: On wine additives

Craig Hawkins has a great (and often quirky) sense of humour, but when he chose “Made from grapes” as the motto of his Testalonga...

Tim James: Some winelands myths debunked

Where do people find their strange ideas and fragments of historical misinformation? I daresay I have one or two cranky and mistaken notions of...
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