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Tim James: On the Mullineux single terroir wines

The currently available Mullineux 2015 Syrah is surely – and I’m not the only one of this opinion – the best ever of this...

Marthélize Tredoux: Some skepticism about “influencers”

Plunged into doing a bit of research on how digital marketing is being used in wine, I keep coming across a word that is...

Tim James: Where to for the SA wine industry?

In the context of so much excitement about South African wine – here on Winemag as much as anywhere – it’s sobering, and even...

André Morgenthal: A visit to Sadie Family Wines

“We’re 10 years in and only vaguely understanding the vineyards,” says Eben Sadie of Sadie Family Wines  as he welcomes guests to the latest...

The rise of Breedekloof Makers

“Anderkantdieberg” (The Other Side of the Mountain) used to be a pejorative term for the producers of Breedekloof River Valley, wrapped up in the...

Tim James: On wax capsules

At this time of year (my tasting-for-Platter time, with desk, floorspace and life littered with bottles of wine) I often think about bottle closures...

Marthélize Tredoux: Less talk and more action required to move SA...

“South Africa has been the next big thing for a frustratingly long time, without ever reaching its full potential.” This sentence is part of the...

Tim James: On Afrikaans wine labels

If one chose to characterise it linguistic-culturally (and why not?), the South African wine industry is overwhelmingly an Afrikaans one, with its roots emphatically...
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