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Tim James: Specialisation by appellation

It’s one of the signs of the maturing Cape wine revolution that winegrowing areas are tending to associations with particular varieties. It’s pretty safe...

Interview: Rudi Schultz of Thelema

From the September issue of Business Day WANTED: Rudi Schultz, winemaker at Thelema Mountain Vineyards in Stellenbosch, says he gets his love of nature...

Is wine art?

Is wine art? The global wine industry is divided into two broad sectors, roughly 85% of production amounting to “commodity wine” and the remaining...

Interview: Frans Smit of Spier

From the August issue of Business Day WANTED: Now 42, Frans Smit, cellarmaster of Spier is the original over-achiever. An instructing officer at the...

The North Coast wine scene

Just back from a family holiday to the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast and I was reminded once again how fragile the domestic wine culture is....

Interview: Mike Dobrovic of Havana Hills

From the July issue of Business Day WANTED: Mike Dobrovic, 57, was winemaker at Mulderbosch for nearly two decades before departing in 2009 and...

Interview: Les Sweidan of The High Road

From the June issue of Business Day WANTED: Les Sweidan spent 37 years in the short term insurance industry focused on the transport sector...

Cork vs screwcap 2014

The defining moment of my recent visit to Portugal to assess the status of the cork industry was a graph depicting the total closures...