What annual event is going to be the next Swartland Revolution?

It looks like the Swartland Heritage Festival will pick up where the Swartland Revolution left off.  Set to take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November, the Swartland Independent Producers will be hosting a programme of infotainment in the West Coast town of Paternoster – seminars by John Wurdeman from Pheasant’s Tears in Georgia […]

October 25, 2017
by Christian
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Champagne Jacquinot & Fils

Champagne Jacquinot & Fils is located in Epernay founded by Pierre Jacquinot and sons in 1947. Jean-Manuel  Jacquinot, a grandson of Pierre and the current head of the company and winemaker, relates that there are 17ha under vineyard, seven of which are used for own production and the grapes of the remaining 10 sold to […]

October 25, 2017
by Christian
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Michael Fridjhon: Is score inflation really more akin to currency devaluation?

A recent Twitter debate around the upward movement of wine scores (elsewhere called “score inflation” – though really it’s about currency devaluation) is much more important than a mere squabble between ratings agencies. Not all that long ago there were several scoring systems, from the five star rating arrangement of the Hugh Johnson and John […]

October 25, 2017
by Christian
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Marthélize Tredoux: On moving SA wine forward

As we approach the end of the year, I feel like I’ve run out of topics to tackle. Calendar-induced writer’s block. I glance back at some of the issues discussed since January – both that I’ve written and those of others – to try and pinpoint what’s still relevant, what will still be relevant in […]

October 25, 2017
by Christian
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Recipe: Thai Steamed Clams

Everything that’s great about Thai food – aromatic and spicy. Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 kg frozen clams 1 tbsp (15ml) sunflower oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 stalks lemongrass, outer layers removed and finely chopped 1 knob ginger, peeled and grated 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp […]

October 24, 2017
by Christian
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Thistle & Weed Nastergal 2016

Thistle & Weed is the own label jointly belonging to Fairview winemaker Stephanie Wiid and Delheim viticulturist Etienne Terblanche, their maiden Duwweltjie Chenin Blanc 2016 proving delicious when tasted earlier in the year (see here). They have subsequently released a 2016 red called Nastergal, a blend of Tempranillo and Alicante Bouschet (the latter noteworthy because […]

October 24, 2017
by Christian
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Tim James: On Rosé

Rosé still seems to rate as an international success story. In Britain, apparently, summer sales have been boosted by the popularity of a drink called frosé – an icy sweet slush made by freezing rosé with lemon juice and sugar. That doesn’t sound like a challlenge to pink wine’s generally rather girly image, yet there […]

October 23, 2017
by Tim James
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Boschendal Heritage Collection

Boschendal has two new wines “marking the pinnacle of [it’s] portfolio” to be known as the Heritage Collection, tasting notes and ratings below: Boschendal Grande Syrah 2014 Price: TBC Grapes from an unirrigated Helderberg vineyard. Matured for 15 months in 300-litre barrels, 40% new. Red and black fruit, lilies and pepper on the nose. Full […]

October 23, 2017
by Christian
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