Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on South African Chardonnay

“South African Chardonnay has undergone a major improvement,” says  Anthony Rose, UK wine writer, chair of the Australian panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards and one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. “When I first visited South Africa in 1992 as a judge involved in drawing up […]

May 28, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on regionality

What’s the general perception of South African wine in the UK right now? “You need to make a distinction between the person who buys from a supermarket and the person who buys from an independent wine merchant,” says Anthony Rose, UK wine professional and one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual […]

May 28, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on wine and old media

“The decline of wine coverage in print titles is illogical,” says Anthony Rose, long-serving wine correspondent of The Independent newspaper in the UK and one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. “It’s partly because decision makers in media don’t understand wine or are afraid of it and it’s […]

May 28, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Tom Cannavan on SA reds and “burnt rubber”

Founder of wine-pages.com Tom Cannavan was one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. In a wide-ranging interview, I asked him about “burnt rubber”, the term coined by UK wine journalist Jane MacQuitty in 2007 to describe the unpleasant aromas supposedly unique to South African reds. “I never really […]

May 22, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Tom Cannavan on South African Sauvignon Blanc

Founder of wine-pages.com Tom Cannavan was the international judge on the panel responsible for reviewing  the 94 entries in the unwooded Sauvignon Blanc class at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. His immediate impression was that while the best had good intensity the line-up was generally without great distinction. “Fresh, well made but lacking […]

May 22, 2012
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Tom Cannavan on the rise of new media

Scottish wine writer and broadcaster Tom Cannavan was one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. He was one of the pioneers of wine on the Internet when he launched Wine-pages.com in 1995 and today his site has 450 000 unique users and 4.5 million page impressions a month. […]

May 22, 2012
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Six things to know when buying wine on a date

From the April issue of GQ: The restaurant wine purchase is kinda stressful at the best of times. Wine prices are commonly marked up 300 per cent so not only are you faced by a list of strange names but you have to pay way more than the shop price. Choosing the vino while on […]

April 24, 2012
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Home tastings

From the March issue of GQ: A wine tasting. As home activities go, you might consider this only slightly more exciting than hosting a stamp collecting meet. There are however various notable advantages. For one thing, both genders can participate equally – it’s a relatively safe bet that the girls are going to be more […]

April 24, 2012
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