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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...

Interview: Georg J Riedel of Riedel – The Wine Glass Company

There’s an imperious air to Georg J Riedel but this is perhaps understandable as he is the 10th generation of his family to be...

Interview: Karl Lambour of Grande Provence

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED: Karl Lambour, 46, has packed a lot into a relatively short career. After gaining degrees in...

Tim James: On high alcohol levels

An aversion to high alcohol levels is something that unites most of what we might call the Cape wine revolutionaries to an international avant-garde...