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Hartenberg CWG Gravel Hill Shiraz 2000

On Friday, an exercise aimed at putting the three examples of Shiraz produced by Stellenbosch winery Hartenberg in context. “The concept of terroir has...

Waterford The Jem 2004 – 2006

To brighten up my day, a vertical of Waterford The Jem from 2004 to 2006, the three vintages that have been released to date. This...

Delheim Spatzendreck 2008

Just learnt that the man behind Stellenbosch winery Delheim and doyen of the industry, Michael “Spatz” Sperling celebrates his 80th birthday on Monday 19...

Nederburg Edelkeur 1977

Some five years ago, I interviewed Günter Brözel, former cellarmaster and managing director of Paarl winery Nederburg and the man responsible for developing  Edelkeur...

Zonnebloem Shiraz 1974

The 36th Nederburg Auction takes place on 3 and 4 September and organisers Distell are apparently confident that they can reverse the negative trends...

Stellenzicht Sémillon Reserve 2003

Yesterday was spent writing introductions for the 2011 edition of Platter’s including that for Calitzdorp winery Axe Hill now owned by Johannesburg businessman Mike...

Solms Delta Gemoedsrus 2009

Solms Delta on the outskirts of Franschhoek arouses interest because it truly is so much more than a winery. Visitor attractions include an on-site...

Bouchard Finlayson Blanc de Mer 2009

Conundrum out of Rutherford, California is a multi-varietal white blend, the components of which the producer attempts to keep secret but are said to...