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Jeanri-Tine van Zyl: Time is the new money

Time. It has become the most precious commodity of our generation.  Owning your own limited hours on earth – instead of signing them over...

David Cope: Is R4 000 for a bottle of G 2012...

One of the worst things about Cape Town is you will almost always know someone wherever you go. This lack of anonymity has people...

Interview: Eben Bezuidenhoud – Groot Bos Private Nature Reserve Sommelier

How did you become interested in wine? I grew up in one of South Africa’s most exciting wine regions, namely Walker Bay. During high school...

Tim James: Not one industry but two

Writing a blog on Grape about hard times for some southern hemisphere wine producers (including a South Africa which has maybe more elements of...

Is SA Shiraz world class?

Back in October last year, I had an exchange on Twitter with UK wine writer Tim Atkin MW suggesting that for all the advances...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Blegging – The rise of online advertorial

Blogging. Practically unheard of 20 years ago. Now every Tom, Dick and Jane has their own blog. The masses have taken to populating the...

Tim James: On the demise of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative

One of the more pleasing things about South Africa’s generic marketing in the last decade has been the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (associated with...

Jeanri-Tine van Zyl: On drinking buddies

I can’t be friends with anyone who doesn’t drink. This is not a comfortable confession to make. Even an attempt at refining the admission...