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Vote now to decide the slogan for Just Riesling

During February, producer association Just Riesling ran a competition across various blogs to determine its slogan. Members considered the entries and ended up with...

2011 Classic Wine Trophy results announced

Groot Constantia was overall winner at the fourteenth annual Classic Wine Trophy competition, winemaker Boela Gerber collecting the Bacchus trophy as well as a...

Who tanked in the Decanter tasting

"Monotony, neutrality and non-existent regionality were sadly the buzzwords of this tasting," begins the report on SA Chenin Blanc in the April issue of...

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins belts it out at Vergelegen

“There’s no need to liven up a Tchaikovsky piano concerto. It’s lively enough already,” observed my wife as we listened to a particularly energetic...

2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judges announced

Judges for the 10th annual 2011 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show judges have been announced and I’m delighted to be included on the panel,...

U2’s Bono enjoys La Motte wines

In an article entitled “Bono in Boland loo ‘adventure’” in today’s Sunday Times, it is reported that the U2 lead singer accidentally walked into...

Dombeya Wines: In sickness and in health…

In a nifty piece of product placement, Stellenbosch winery Haskell Vineyards announced today that its wines have been chosen to be served at the...

Topical pic: How they roll in Elim

Do extreme loctions make for extremely good wines?  I spent Tuesday and Wednesday exploring Elim, the windswept ward in the Cape Agulhas district that...