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Christian Eedes

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SA wine in a sound bite

During lunch yesterday hosted by Billy and Penny Hughes to promote their Nativo wines, I sat next to Tanja Robinson of wine exporters Robinson...

Hughes Family Wines Nativo White 2009

Billy Hughes left the country of his birth Argentina in 1990 because it was “a mess” – longstanding economic problems had bought on ruinous...

La Capra Chenin Blanc 2009

Is there anybody in South African wine to touch Charles Back of Fairview, Spice Route and Goats do Roam when it comes to marketing? ...

Buitenverwachting Christine 2002

With the prospect of a long, lazy Saturday lunch holding more appeal than watching the Springboks inevitably dispense with Italy, I decided to open...

Interview in Travel & Food supplement of Sunday Times, 27.06

Blind vs. sighted tastings. Which do I prefer? I answered this and related questions in an interview with Neil Pendock which appeared in the...

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2005

Though SAWIS reports that plantings of Pinot Noir in South Africa increased by 16% to reach 844ha from 2008 to 2009, this still amounts...

Castle Draught

With darling wanting daughter Zoë and me out from under her feet this Saturday morning, we set off for a walk along Liesbeek River...

Cape Point Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2004

The Wine Judging Academy convened by WINE magazine and Michael Fridjhon was privileged enough in its first two years of existence to attract the...