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Sound and thunder – what to make of the proliferation of...

Another measure of SA wine’s coming of age is the vast number of personalities and ventures seeking to deliver commentary and criticism. Inevitably, it’s only...

Tim James: On the launch of the Certified Heritage Vineyard seal

Last Thursday evening, winemaker Chris Alheit phoned André Morgenthal of the Old Vine Project and announced: “I want to join!” By midnight, he’d paid...

Tim James: On Winelands Fine Dining

For a while it was indubitably Stellenbosch, but Franschhoek is fighting to reclaim top ranking for grand eating in the Cape winelands. Not that...

SA’s best luxury red wine?

Yesterday retailer Wine Cellar held its biannual "Luxury Red Taste-off”, 37 paying guests gathering in Cape Town and 32 in Johannesburg to blind taste...

Marthélize Tredoux: Off to the London Wine Fair

Come May, I’m putting on my big wine writer pants and catching a plane to London Town to go check out what the London...

Tim James: Some of the other wines available from Mullineux

Given the glamour, it’s easy to overlook just how much sheer hard work lies behind the most successful of the new wave of ardent...

Game on – SA wine now ready to compete with the...

There can be no greater sign of the confidence that South African winemakers have right now than their willingness to pitch their handiwork against...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Krige Visser of Arcangeli

Krige Visser is part bearded sage, part supressed Afrikaans novelist, part winemaker and marketer; and all hedonist. “My motto has always been one of...