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Tim James: On American investment in the South African wine industry

The release of the excellent new Capensis Chardonnay, and concomitant talk about the purchase of a Stellenbosch wine farm by the US company Jackson...

Jancis Robinson on international wine trends

The speaker everyone wanted to hear at the 10th annual VinPro Information Day held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre yesterday was of...

Jeanri-Tine Van Zyl: On choosing cooking wine

Aah, the joys of instant messaging. Planning happens on the go and schedules are plotted on a string of single words and the dial...

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...