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Wine – elixir of life?

As featured in the last issue of Longevity: The French Paradox is the observation that the French suffer a relatively low incidence of coronary...

Wine rating systems analysed

Publication of my ratings of the wines to be sold on the Cape Winemakers Guild auction (see here) has caused some controversy. Teddy Hall...

Moody blues

As featured in the last issue of Longevity: It is easy to obsess about wine as an art form, an unconventional art form in...

Getting heavy about light wine

As featured in the last issue of Longevity: The recommended daily allowance of alcohol is two to three units for woman and three to...

Elim explored

As featured in the June issue of Decanter: Though lighthouses as aids to navigation are all but redundant due to GPS, the one at...

Do expensive wines taste better?

As featured in the May issue of Longevity: Consider, if you will, two prominent South African wines, the first being Chateau Libertas, selling for...

Sensory overload

Five classic albums. Five great contemporary South African wines under R200. It could just fry your brain. Most of us have experience of wines showing...

What makes a good wine judge?

Colleague Angela Lloyd wrote an article for the April issue of WineLand magazine on what makes a good wine judge. Towards this, she put...