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Michael Fridjhon: Possible effects of climate change on the wine industry

Climate change is not an uncontroversial subject, with a spectrum of opinions which range from whether or not we are still living in a...

Michael Fridjhon: Should we still care about ageing wine?

“And no man having drunk old wine desireth new; for he saith, 'The old is good.'” The Gospels were clear on the value and...

Michael Fridjhon: Why doesn’t SA have more wine bars?

If you were a martian whose only knowledge of South African cultural life was derived from your online access to WineMag, you might extrapolate...

Michael Fridjhon: On blind vs sighted tastings

It’s a bit of an old chestnut, but every time a well-known wine performs badly at a properly managed blind tasting, there’s no shortage...

Michael Fridjhon: How to save SA’s old vines

The plight of old vines, or more correctly, of the owners of old vineyards, has been in the media lately. It is becoming increasingly...

Michael Fridjhon: Why SA grape growers have to get more money

In an article published earlier in the week on Daily Maverick , industry commentator Michael Fridjhon argues that "the proceeds of unequal deal-making are...

Michael Fridjhon: Why isn’t SA doing more about leaf-roll virus?

I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I spent a couple of days at the Salon de Gourmets, one of the oldest...

Michael Fridjhon: Pinot Noir and the problem of “sameness”

The first session tasting at January’s Pinot Celebration provided me with something of a light bulb moment when it came to the red wines:...