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Top wines of April 2018

Here are our six most highly rated current-release wines of last month Leeu Passant Dry Red 2016 (read original review here) Thistle & Weed Duwweltjie Chenin...

SA’s best luxury red wine?

Yesterday retailer Wine Cellar held its biannual "Luxury Red Taste-off”, 37 paying guests gathering in Cape Town and 32 in Johannesburg to blind taste...

Leeu Passant Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2016

The second vintage of Leeu Passant, the label that sees acclaimed winemaking couple Andrea and Chris Mullinuex working  with the backing of Indian business...

Does terroir get enough respect in SA?

Blending masks terroir. Is that a fair comment? Terroir is the notion that wine should taste of the place where the grapes grow. Wine,...

Winemag.co.za Top 20 Wines 2017

Editor Christian Eedes selects his 20 most memorable wines of the year. 20. Klein Constantia Perdeblokke Sauvignon Blanc 2016 While many producers are inclined to treat...

Tim James: Place or producer – which should have primacy?

In old Europe it’s the names of places that are usually the prime definers of wines: the vineyard or village, or perhaps the domaine....

Tim James: On SA’s oldest red-wine vineyard

Around 120 years ago – let’s say in 1900, to fit with the formal record, though that was made later – a vineyard was...

Top three wines of March 2017

Here are our three most highly rated current-release wines of last month: De Grendel Op die Berg Pinot Noir 2013 - 95 (read original review...