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Tim James: Will we ever see a wine from Judge Hlophe?

In my first – and, as it proved, incomplete – survey of the many lawyers involved in Cape wine production, two names I intentionally...

Tim James: On lawsuits served and survived

Taking up the theme of lawyers in wine that I introduced last week (see here): I’ve been served lawsuits three times (none got to...

Tim James: On lawyers in wine

I confess to a little knowledge of lawyers at their sharp end – the part that sends out invoices for services rendered. Mostly, I’m...

Tim James: Is there any point to blind tastings?

It’s always useful to rehash old debates, if only because the audience is always widening, so I couldn’t resist last week responding to Michael...

Tim James: A closer look at the Secret Cellar range

It’s always both gratifying and frustrating to point to the great value to be found in South African wines at all price levels. Gratifying...

Tim James: The SA wine avant garde and the concept of...

The winemaking “avant garde” (for want of a better word) in South Africa is one of the strongest in the world, and there’s no...

Tim James: On the wine avant-garde and its merits

The Hermanus FynArts festival – held each winter in that once sleepy little coastal resort best known to winelovers as being close to the...

Tim James: On white wine in winter

In a fit of virtue last week I was tidying up kitchen cupboards when I made the happy discovery of a rather battered cardboard...