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Best wines of 2010: CE’s choice

Below is a list of my 10 best wines for 2010. Where I encountered them blind, I scored them well enough but they appear...

Best SA white and red of 2010: the people’s choice

It’s that time of year when “Best of” lists prevail prompting me to ask the question on Facebook and Twitter as to your best...

Interview with Eben Sadie

Hardly have we finished exchanging greetings and Eben Sadie, responsible for the acclaimed Swartland wines Columella and Palladius says “I’m not interested in winemaking...

Interview with Vergelegen’s André van Rensburg

André van Rensburg, winemaker at Somerset West property Vergelegen, usually a wine industry firebrand, has been keeping a remarkably low profile in recent times....

Some thoughts on wine competitions

Following the announcement of Wine magazine’s Sauvignon Blanc Top 10, the worth of wine competitions is yet again under debate, but I’m not sure...

Veritas Awards 2010 tasting: some reflections

To qualify for museum class at Veritas 2010, white wines are required to be five years from vintage and older, reds 10  years and...

2011 Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Guide: CE’s top wines

The 2011 Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Guide compiled by Wine magazine features wines selling at a maximum of R60 a bottle.  There were...

Sauvignon Blanc reconsidered

France is the country with the most plantings of Sauvignon Blanc at 26 304ha, ahead of New Zealand in second place with 16 205ha...
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