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KWV 10 Year Old Brandy

Brandy leads to this. Great hangover song.

The state of South African wine writing

According to wine writer Neil Pendock "SA wine writing is in disarray", and it's hard to disagree. As he noted in his blog Pendock...

Why start a blog in the first place?

Previously published in the December 2009 issue of WINE magazine: The times they are a-changin’ Free is emerging as a fully fledged economy In 2007, UK rock...

Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

This blog is not purely an exercise in vanity so I’m sitting here drinking the rather good Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (4½ Stars in...

Note to self: don’t be a wanker

From  Giles Coren of UK newspaper The Sunday Times on Roux at Parliament Sqaure, 12 Great George Street, London: "The only other punters...  were a...

Constantia Uitsig Semillon Reserve 2003

Fruit of our loins Zoë turns one on Friday 11 June – what other baby has her own birthday countdown clock? With her in...

Flagstone Dark Horse Shiraz 2007

Flagstone was founded by Bruce Jack as an innovative and fiercely independent label in the late 1990s. Grapes were sourced from around the country...

L’Avenir Grand Vin Pinotage 2007

Thursday night was the Johannesburg public tasting of some of the top-performing examples of Pinotage from WINE magazine’s category review. Question of the evening was...