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Dinner with Christian Moueix

Last night, dinner with Christian Moueix facilitated by Michael Fridjhon, commentator and owner of wine import business Reciprocal. Moueix is one of the leading...

Boplaas Gamka Branca 2016

Boplaas continues its fascination with all things Portuguese having recently addes Verdelho to its Calitzdorp plantings. This variety is included in a new  top-end...

Botanica Mary Delany Collection Chenin Blanc 2013

Will Skurfberg and Chenin Blanc become to us what Montrachet and Chardonnay is to Burgundy? Ginny Povall of Botanica Wines is one of those...

Cape Point Vineyards Isliedh 2011

Last week a vertical tasting of both the Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Reserve and the Sauv-Sem blend called Isliedh incorporating the 2011 to...

Amistad Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Multiple cultural references to the name Amistad. On one level, the Spanish for “friendship” and The Amistad Wine Company was begun by winemakers Ossie...

Costa del Swart Cinsault 2016

Ewan Mackenzie (aka The Wine Thief) is a sommelier-at-large who also dabbles in the production of small-batch wines. One of his labels is Costa...

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2015

The 2015 vintage of Black Label Pinotage from Kanonkop is the best yet. From a vineyard planted in 1953, it is a wine that...

Usana Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012

Looking for interesting, reasonably priced Chenin Blanc, I popped in at Wine Concepts on Kloof in Cape Town where the Usana Barrel Fermented 2012...
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