Home Tags Tim James

Tag: Tim James

Tim James: On Bloemcool and a few other innovations from Fairview

Cauliflower and wine? Not a pairing with intuitive appeal - but they’re closer than you might think, at least at Fairview in Paarl. It...

Tim James: On the effect of ever increasing wine prices

The upward-spiralling international price of the finest wine may have a much deeper effect than merely limiting the ordinary wine lover’s access to them....

Tim James: The difference between how normal people and critics taste

When I was taught the Cape Wine Academy approved method of tasting wine, scoring (out of 20) was inevitably part of the process. The...

Tim James: On the South African Old Wine Tasting 2017

For many years now, Michael Fridjhon has been offering a tasting of older Cape wines at the Grande Roche in Paarl on the day...

Tim James: Cinsaut and the quest for seriousness

It seems to me there are more and more mutters these days to the effect that we’ve been perhaps a little too generous in...

Tim James: Some thoughts on I Taste Red: The Science of...

To adapt Voltaire: if Jamie Goode didn’t exist, wine nerds would need to invent him. No other wine writer appears to have the scientific...

Tim James: A visit to Glenelly

It struck me only after I’d left Glenelly last week – my visit began in broken sunshine and ended in a light drizzle –...

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....