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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...

Topical pic: a return to form for Lizelle Gerber?

During a stint at Avontuur which lasted from 1999 to after the 2002 harvest, winemaker Lizelle Gerber emerged as a one of the hottest...

Topical pic: The multi-talented Erika Obermeyer

Graham Beck winemaker Erika Obermeyer seems as adept with Chenin Blanc as Sauvignon Blanc. Last year  her Pheasants' Run Sauvignon Blanc 2010 achieved the...

Topical pic: Kleine Zalze’s Mr Consistency

Kleine Zalze's Johan Joubert toasts his Cellar Selection Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2010 rating 4 Stars and placing among the Top 12 at this...

Topical pick: Andries van der Walt ponders the spread of scores...

The Katbakkies 2008 was rated 4 Stars and placed among the Top 12 at this year's Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge. When it came...