Tim James: Is there any point to blind tastings?

It’s always useful to rehash old debates, if only because the audience is always widening, so I couldn’t resist last week responding to Michael Fridjhon’s claims about blind and sighted tastings (see here). Of course, when that particular debate happens, the almost inevitable conclusion from honest participants is that both methods have their advantages and […]

June 27, 2016
by Tim James
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Marthélize Tredoux: Blue wine and other gimmicks

Blue wine. That’s the latest craze. Or trend. Or gimmick. Call it what you will. It is exactly what it sounds like – wine that is actually blue. It’s made by Spanish wine company Gik, who collaborated with the University of Basque Country and the Azti Tecnecalia food research team to produce the blue wine […]

June 24, 2016
by Marthelize Tredoux
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Neethlingshof Short Story Collection Maria Noble Late Harvest 2009

The Short Story Collection Maria Noble Late Harvest 2009 from Neethlingshof in Stellenbosch was judged best museum class unfortified dessert wine and best museum class wine overall at the recent Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and very smart it is, too. From Riesling, the nose is terrifically complex: some floral fragrance before marmalade, apricot, caramel […]

June 24, 2016
by Christian
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How wine assessment really works

Do wine assessments amount to anything? Are there “qualifications” to be had in matters of criticism which make the wine professional more capable than the layperson of delivering aesthetic judgments? These are perennial questions in the world of wine which are difficult but nonetheless vital to answer. All it takes is a big-name wine to […]

June 24, 2016
by Christian
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Oldenburg Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2013

While the appeal of Cabernet Franc generally arises from its pretty aromatics and  litheness compared to its offspring Cabernet Sauvignon, Oldenburg Vineyards in Stellenbosch have tended to make quite a big and burly version. I’m happy to report, however, that the 2013 vintage comes in at a relatively modest alcohol of 13.5%, which makes for […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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Groot Constantia wins Sylvain barrel

Best wine overall at the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards was the Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 and the prize for producing this a 300-litre Selection range barrel from Tonnellerie Sylvain valued at approximately R14 000. Here Jean Daneel, who is Sylvain’s representative in South Africa can be seen with winemaker Boela […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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Buy now! SA’s best Bordeaux-style red blends available from Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar, our preferred wine merchant, has the following top-performing wines from the RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards available for purchase: Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve Red 2013 – 94 points Price: R340 Mveme Raats MR de Compostella 2014 – 93 points Price: R1 050 Delaire Graff Botmaskop 2014 – 92 points Price: R185 Vriesenhof Kallista […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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Recipe: Pasta Arrabiata

The heat is on. Serves 4 Ingredients: olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped ¼ cup (60ml) white wine 1 tbsp (15ml) tomato paste 4 fresh tomatoes, chopped 1 tin tomatoes 1 sprig fresh […]

June 23, 2016
by Christian
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