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Morgenster Italian Collection Caruso Rosé 2010

On Friday, lunch at Sofia’s at Morgenster on wine and olive estate Morgenster in Somerset West, the new restaurant named after famous Italian actress...

Rustenberg Five Soldiers Chardonnay 2003

Lunch yesterday with Andy Gadsby, the former sales director of UK wine retail chain Oddbins. He resigned after some fifteen years with the company...

Domaine du Comte Liger-Belaire Vosne-Romanée 2008

“Drink Burgundy every day – new 2008s” was the subject line in a recent email from Roland Peens of Cape Town wine brokers Wine...

Jordan Cobblers Hill 2001 vs. Jordan CWG Sophia 2002

Fiona McDonald came around for supper last night and when two former Wine magazine editors get together, it’s only fitting that some decent bottles...

Lutzville Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2010 vs. Zonnebloem Sauvingon Blanc 2010

Last night, an impromptu taste-off between the Lutzville Cape Diamond Vineyards Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and Zonnebloem Sauvingon Blanc 2010. The former wine...

Topical pic: Extension of the James Sedgwick distillery completed

The James Sedgwick whisky distillery on the outskirts of Wellington dates from 1886. Today, it is the source of Three Ships Select, a blend...

Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

I recall that on joining Wine magazine back in March 2000, one of the wines causing a stir at the time was the maiden...

Some thoughts on wine competitions

Following the announcement of Wine magazine’s Sauvignon Blanc Top 10, the worth of wine competitions is yet again under debate, but I’m not sure...