I suppose at least one part of being a wine writer is to pontificate about why wine is such a widely adored tipple and at the same time filled with hotly debated topics. Any industry around any product will have any number of contested issues, but they’re often obscure or technical (I’ve never been consumed […]
An assessment of the wines to be sold at this year’s Cape Winemakers Guild auction was recently completed, the first time ever that local commentators have had the opportunity to do this in a blind tasting. WINE magazine coordinated the exercise and those participating included Michael Fridjhon of Business Day, Tim James of The Mail & […]
Blind vs. sighted tastings. Which do I prefer? I answered this and related questions in an interview with Neil Pendock which appeared in the Travel & Food supplement of the Sunday Times, 27 June. To read the full transcript, click here.