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Tim James: Viniculture and Literature on a Saturday Evening in Suburbia

I love it when different interests mine of come together in some way – collide, merge, glare at each other, or whatever. It happened...

Tim James: The language(s) of labels

Following my piece some months ago about accuracy in what labels say about alcohol levels, I had an email from Peter May (the great...

Marthélize Tredoux: Is the wine trade speaking the same language as...

An article by Richard Siddle of trade site TheBuyer.net popped onto my radar this week. In it, he questions the current language of wine...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Nic van Aarde of Warwick

Nic van Aarde is wearing a black t-shirt emblazoned in gold with the words "Warwick Harvest 2018". Noticing my look, he says with a...

Why we probably all miscalculate Robert Parker’s influence

Prominent US wine critic Robert Parker rose to fame when he called the 1982 vintage in Bordeaux superb contrary to the opinions of many...

Tim James: Carinus and the way forward for Cape wine

One can plausibly understand the development of South Africa as a quality wine producer by looking at the wine industry’s progressive movement away from...

Tim James: Drinking some older Cape whites

We’re inevitably still learning about how the wines of the Cape revolution are maturing (though no doubt we’re also drinking many of them too...

Tim James: Madeira then and now

If you were drinking Cape wine two centuries ago – whether in Cape Town or London – the chances are slight that it would...