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Marthélize Tredoux: On moving SA wine forward

As we approach the end of the year, I feel like I’ve run out of topics to tackle. Calendar-induced writer’s block. I glance back at...

Tim James: On Rosé

Rosé still seems to rate as an international success story. In Britain, apparently, summer sales have been boosted by the popularity of a drink...

Tim James: More on 19th century wine labels

Here are three more examples from the small collection of late 19th century labels bought by Hennie Taljaard from an American dealer – I...

“Smells like burnt matches” – how much reductions is a good...

At the second annual Elgin Chardonnay Colloquium held recently, the formal seminar culminated in a blind tasting pitching the best of the district against...

Tim James: Reflections on this year’s Veritas Awards ceremony

Some things need to be done, whatever one’s trepidations, at least once in a lifetime. For many years I’ve sent my regretful declines in...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Corlea Fourie of Bosman Family Wines

Corlea Fourie knew she had something special with the Optenhorst Vineyard. Located on a hill of the Bosman Family Wines farm, the vineyard is...

Tim James: Two 19th Century Constantia labels considered

We’re so accustomed to paper labels on bottles these days (perhaps port and madeira are the only mainstream wines where some bottles still have...

Marthélize Tredoux: On creativity and courage

At the recent WineLand/Adams&Adams Seminar, the theme was “Leader of the Pack”. I’ve loosely covered the run-up to the day previously (see here) and...
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