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Koelenbosch Sangiovese 2009

Just back from the launch of Wine magazine’s Best Value Wine Guide 2011 sponsored by Ultra Liquors. Joint best value cellars of the year...

Neil Ellis CIWG Shiraz 1996

Google Neil Ellis CIWG Shiraz 1996 and seemingly the only reference online to it is as an item available from The Sheikh’s Palace, the...

Spice Route Malabar 2002

Visit the website for Swartland winery Spice Route, and records for flagship red blend Malabar only go back as far as 2003. In fact,...

Haskell Pillars 2008

Haskell Vineyards is the Helderberg property acquired by international property and mining magnate Preston Haskell in 2002. Rianie Strydom, previously of Morgenhof, acted as...

Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Auctions are theoretically the best way of establishing the true market value of whatever is up for sale so what to make of turnover...

Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2010

Van Zyl Du Toit, who joined Allée Bleue as winemaker in July 2009 after almost twelve years at Simonsig is a fund of pop-cultural...

Reyneke Wines – Woolworths W Chenin Blanc 2009

Yesterday a tasting of new release examples of Chenin Blanc hosted by the Chenin Blanc Association at Delaire in Stellenbosch. There were 29 wines...

Back labels that don’t suck: Hartenberg Sauvignon Blanc 2008

‘Cause we need stuff  that doesn’t mention “cooling sea breezes” or advises that the wine “goes well with pizza, pasta, white meat, red...