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Simonsig Cape Winemakers Guild Auction Reserve Pinotage 2007

Alc 15.3% RS 2.1 g/l TA 6.2 g/l pH 3.42 Matured in 77% French and 23% American oak for 23 months, 100% new. Tasting note: Intense...

Beyerskloof Diesel Pinotage 2007

Alc 14.5% RS 3.2g/l TA 6.1g/l pH 3.64 Matured in French oak for 23 months, 100% new. Tasting note: Dark red in colour. Oak prominent on...

Pinotage reconsidered

It’s indicative of how gracious my wife Jane is that she let me go off to a Pinotage tasting followed by a (long) lunch...

What “Bruce” drank on 10.07.2010

Bruce says: Having known Harold Eeedes in a very limited but somewhat personal (from my side) way, I read your post on your Dad's...

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...