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Kanonkop Pinotage 1992 vs. 1993

Let Operation Pinotage begin. I’m writing an article for Decanter on the current state of the variety, a gig that was precipitated in part...

Chateau de Rayne-Vigneau (Sauternes) 2005

Food and wine matching 101: foie gras with Sauternes. The super-smooth texture  and richness of the foie gras is both complimented by the wine’s...

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle “La Cuvée” NV vs. Constantia Uitsig Brut 2006

Harold Eedes, my late dad, would have turned 66 on Friday. In his memory, a magnum of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle "La Cuvée" NV. Grand...

Neil Ellis Vineyard Selection Grenache 2007

The luxurious and consequently not inexpensive Grande Roche in Paarl might have been an incongruous venue to judge entries submitted for inclusion in WINE...

Topical pic: Judging for WINE magazine’s 2010 Best Value Wine Guide...

Tasting for WINE magazine’s 2010 Best Value Wine Guide  began this week, entries for possible inclusion amounting to 969 compared to 1 093 in...

Neethlingshof Short Story Collection The Caracal 2005

Last night a dinner to showcase some of the wines from Stellenbosch winery Neethlingshof at Sidedish restaurant in Bokaap, Cape Town.  I sat with...

Knorhoek Two Cubs Red Blend 2008

Last night’s guilty pleasure: Butler’s home-delivery pizza with a glass of dry red while watching ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on the telly. Earlier in the...

Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2004

What I really had in mind for lunch was to hook up with mates for a pie and chips and a pint or three...