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Michael Fridjhon: SA’s two big wine auctions under scrutiny

I've been attending wine auctions for longer than most of the winemakers in South Africa have been alive. I missed the first Nederburg Auction...

Michael Fridjhon: 100-point scores, cultural cringe and imperial condescension

The pricing crisis of the South African wine industry worked its way towards a climax at Cape Wine 2018 earlier this month. DGB released...

Michael Fridjhon: Can anything be done to save sweet wines?

At a recent and very generous dinner party in Australia a few weeks back, an array of fine Burgundies (which would have put the...

Michael Fridjhon: What future for the New Wave?

Those who are serious about South African wine cannot fail to be excited about the dynamic energy which courses through every aspect of the...

Michael Fridjhon: Do consumers need wine experts?

It would take someone as ballsy or as deranged as the WineMag editor to pose the question that lurks everywhere that wine quality is...

Michael Fridjhon: Why foreign investment in the winelands should be celebrated

The first foreign investment in the Cape wine industry was made by the Vereenigde Landsche Ge-Oktroyeerde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) shortly after Jan van Riebeeck...

Michael Fridjhon: Is the closure war coming to an end?

The debate around closures has been part of the world of wine for several decades, and like most matters where belief carries more weight...

Michael Fridjhon: What’s a fair price to pay for a bottle...

There's an apparently irreconcilable issue around wine pricing in this country. VinPro's research shows that the majority of growers aren't breaking even on their...