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Graham Beck The Ridge Shiraz 1997

Salad Niçoise is the perfect lunchtime meal as the thermometer goes past 30°C and heads for 40°C but what to drink with it? During...

Beaumont Hope Marguerite Barrel Matured Chenin Blanc 2004

In a masterstroke of brevity, the back label of Hope Marguerite Barrel Matured Chenin Blanc 2004 from Bot River winery Beaumont describes it as...

Henri Bourgeois Le MD de Bourgeois Sancerre 2004

As a family, we've found over the years that a very sensible way to count down the hours before midnight on New Year’s Eve...

Moët & Chandon Millésime Blanc 1999

If you’re going to pack on a couple of kilos as I have over the festive season, then it’s best that they are well...

Allesverloren Shiraz 2008

Earlier this year the Swartland Revolution was announced suggesting overthrow of the existing order in favour of a new system. Those involved should be...

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2000

After being mightily impressed how well the 1995, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 vintages of Paul Sauer stood up next to the equivalent from...

Ataraxia Chardonnay 2007

When the recent Big 5 Tasting which saw five local wine producers go head to head with top French doppelgängers took place, there was...

Sterhuis Chardonnay 2007 vs. Meerlust Chardonnay 2007

Yesterday lunch with Johan Kruger of Bottelary property Sterhuis. “No Sauvignon Blanc and salad. This isn’t Durbanville and we aren’t rabbits,” he said. Meat...