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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...

Tim James: Torres Viña Sol – delicious and different

Luckily for those of us wine lovers with pockets in which the exchange-rate rand is getting prohibitively light, there’s plenty of local stuff to...

Moderation required in the closure debate

The cork vs screwcap debate is in danger of becoming too polarised. During the recent Elgin White Wine Retrospective, a workshop convened by the...

Tim James: On the magic mountain that is Skurfberg

There are many wine-growing mountains in the Cape winelands, with the best-known names from Stellenbosch: Helderberg, Simonsberg and, perhaps, Schapenberg. All have something distinctive...

Tim James: Interview with Andrew Jefford

It’s nine years since Andrew Jefford – eminent British wine writer and critic – was last in South Africa. He’s just spent something over...

Why the Swartland Revolution works

The first session of the Swartland Revolution 2014 featured a presentation by 75-year-old Serge Hochar of famed Lebanese property Chateau Musar plus a tasting...