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Best wines of 2010: CE’s choice

Below is a list of my 10 best wines for 2010. Where I encountered them blind, I scored them well enough but they appear...

Best SA white and red of 2010: the people’s choice

It’s that time of year when “Best of” lists prevail prompting me to ask the question on Facebook and Twitter as to your best...

Tukulu Pinotage 2001

A remarkable wine in a number of respects. Firstly, it won the title of Wine magazine’s Pinotage Champion of the Year in 2003. This...

What “Skywalker” drank on 28.11.10

Skywalker says: "Chenin from the Penedes. Unbelievable gear, rich and textured. This would liven up the Chenin Challenge". Here you get to reminisce not just...

New Whisky magazine to launch

Who says Old Media is dead? Whisky is South Africa's latest niche title magazine, to be edited by Fiona McDonald, who used to head...

A greenie sees red

Received this email from David Bristow, former editor of Getaway magazine. Hey CE, I read you Decanter piece on pino-taag. Good for you. Just one bugbear though,...

Stellenzicht Cellarmaster’s Release Petit Verdot 2008 – No Added Sulphites

What to make of wines with no added sulphites? Stellenzicht  winemaker Guy Webber ended his launch presentation of a  Chardonnay 2009 and Petit Verdot...

Topical pic: Ivy du Toit of Jason’s Hill as cheerful as...

When Ivy du Toit of  Jason’s Hill Private Cellar near Rawsonville won the title of Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year in 2003...