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Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017

The sixth annual Tim Atkin South Africa Special Report 2017 is now out. Special acknowledgements as follows: Winemakers of the year: Chris and Andrea Mullineux Young...

James Pietersen: SA vs Rest of World Chardonnay tasting

Last year saw the “Great Syrah Challenge” take place at Lismore Estate Vineyards in Greyton, an exercise which saw some of South Africa’s top...

KWV The Mentors Chenin Blanc 2014

“Do you agree with Tim Atkin’s scores?” was the question posed by the media release issued on behalf of KWV, many of the wines...

Marthélize Tredoux: Yet more on wine scoring

Forgive me for raising the old chestnut of wines scores but there’s been a lot of chatter around the subject just recently. Some in...

Tim Atkin MW’s South Africa Special Report 2015 released

Tim Atkin MW has released his third annual South Africa Special Report. The publication, which runs to almost 150 pages, includes wines and winemakers...

Some thoughts on the 100-point quality scale

Is MR de Compostella 2013, the best wine overall in the recent RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards and retailing for R920 a bottle, under-scored...

Oldenburg Vineyards Syrah 2012

The Syrah 2012 from Stellenbosch property Oldenburg Vineyards received a gold medal as well as being judged the best example from South Africa at...

Tim James: Not one industry but two

Writing a blog on Grape about hard times for some southern hemisphere wine producers (including a South Africa which has maybe more elements of...
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