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Tim James: On SA Pinot Noir

Pinot noir day? Says who? I don’t know, but it’s somehow agreed by enough people that tomorrow is it: 18 August. So, as with...

Joanne Gibson: On some of the ‘invisible’ people of early Cape...

As Jeanne Viall, Wilmot James and Jakes Gerwel note in Grape - From Slavery to BEE - Stories of the Vineyards in South Africa,...

Tim James: On the new Lourensford flagship wines

Business magnates don’t always make the right decisions – or appoint the right people to do so – when it comes to their wine...

Tim James: Dithering about Cinsaut and Cinsault

Before anyone bitterly accuses me of being unable to write anything without mentioning cinsaut let me admit that it’s occupied more than its fair...

Will SA wine ever be a great investment?

You’re hanging with the right crowd when you got to taste the 1998, 2002, 2005 and 2006 vintages of the Shiraz from legendary Clare...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Bernard le Roux of Zorgvliet

Tall, and wiry with a surfer’s coiled energy Bernard Le Roux hops up into his vintage Landrover—we’ve met at the cellar—and drives us to...

Tim James: On sweet wine

Gottfried Mocke (reinventor of Chamonix as a fine wine producer and now winemaker at Boekenhoutskloof) last week presented his Cape Winemakers Guild colleagues and...

Tim James: On “Mediterranean” Blends with Cinsaut

It’s been mentioned on Winemag more than once that the number of Cape cinsauts has grown year on year – most of them on...