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Tim James: The Joys of Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc

With fashionable Swartland basing its white wine reputation on its treasure-house of old chenin and getting a lot of deserved attention for its varietal...

Tim James: Alheit maiden vintages revisited

So established is the Alheit name in the elite of modern South African wine that it’s jolting to realise that the inaugural vintage of...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Jurgen Gouws of Intellego

I get the feeling that Jurgen Gouws is pretty much always smiling. Winemaker of his own Swartland label, Intellego, he moves through the world...

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...

Q&A: Thelema’s Rudi Schultz on Shiraz

Thelema, situated on the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, is a family owned and managed wine estate and the home of Thelema and Sutherland Vineyards...

Tim James: On Rosé

Rosé still seems to rate as an international success story. In Britain, apparently, summer sales have been boosted by the popularity of a drink...

Marthélize Tredoux: Fighting wine snobbery

Hi. My name is Marthélize and I’m a wine snob. I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that if you’re reading...

Tim James: Fears for harvest 2017

Harvest 2016 proceeds. That is, for some it is happening right now, for others it is yet to come and for many all the...