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Durbanville Hills Merlot 2009 vs. Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Merlot 2010

On the basis that it’s important to know what’s the corporates are doing in order to properly guage the quality of the independents, the...

Spot review: pink bubblies

A selection of recently received rosé bottle fermented sparkling wines tasted sighted and scored according to the 20-point system: J.C. Le Roux Pinot Noir Rosé...

Nederburg Edelkeur 1982

The serious buyers look business-minded while everybody else is obviously goofing off work as this year's Nederburg Auction kicks off in Paarl. From 09h00...

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1996 vs Kanonkop CWG 1997

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight, as the saying goes, and so when I suggested to Keith Prothero, former investor in Mullineux...

Van Wyk new releases

Justin van Wyk of Constantia Glen also makes wines under his own Van Wyk Family Wines label, tasting notes and ratings for the new...

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2012

Paul Sauer, the famed Bordeaux-style red blend from Kanonkop in Stellenbosch is off the boil and has been for a while, There, I said...

Jordan Reserve Collection Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Rebecca Constable, wine product developer for Woolworths, says there are three key attributes to the retailer’s offering: 1) what’s on offer is often award...

Huis van Chevallerie Filia Brut Nature 2014

Christa von La Chevallerie is a top Swartland grape grower who makes some own-label bubbly as a side project. Chevallerie uses Chenin Blanc to make...