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Christian Eedes

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Intellego new releases

The wines of Swartland-based Jurgen Gouws under his Intellego label become more self-assured with each passing vintage. He seems to have a great instinct...

Recipe: Picnic dips

A must for the picnic basket. Tzatziki Dip Makes 3 cups Ingredients: 1 cucumber, deseeded and grated 2 cups (500ml) Greek yoghurt 2 tbsp (30ml) chopped mint 1 clove garlic, crushed ½...

JH Meyer Wines new releases

Johan “Stompie” Meyer is very much part of the Swartland new wave when it comes to making wines for Mother Rock and Mount Abora...

Sauvignon Blanc benchmark tasting

On Friday, Paul Cluver Estate in Elgin held a tasting to gauge the quality of its own Sauvignon Blanc against some of the other...

Illimis new releases

Lucinda Heyns, who previously worked as a viticulturist at both Jordan and Mulderbosch, started making her own wines first under the Eendevanger label, and...

Môrelig new releases

Môrelig, situated at the foot of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, counts the likes of Lammershoek and Adi Badenhorst’s Kalmoesfontein as neighbours so Andrew...

Fairview Stok By Paaltijie Grenache 2015

While the 2014 vintage of Stok By Paaltjie Grenache from Paarl cellar Fairview was appealing enough but perhaps a bit straightforward, the 2015 moves...

Rascallion Vinyl Collection 45 RPM 2016

Rascallion Wines is owned by experienced wine marketer Ross Sleet and the Kretzmar family of Broad Valley with Johan Joubert, previously of Kleine Zalze...