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Chenin Blanc – when too much of a good thing is...

Volumes of the Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2016 from Darling Cellars which won the Harold Eedes Trophy for best in class at this...

Marthélize Tredoux: How well are hashtags being used in wine social...

The humble hashtag - affectionately remembered by some as the number or pound sign - has successfully infiltrated just about every online social space...

Tim James: Kloovenburg on the up

Larger wineries are important to the stability and continuity of a region. Much of the excitement of Swartland wine this century has been generated...

Tim James: Who makes SA’s best wines?

It’s widely – if not universally – agreed that the Cape’s white wines are on the whole superior to the reds. But I started...

Two very prominent positions are open in the winelands – who’s...

It’s been a helluva year for Tokara so far – the single best achiever at the 10 Year Old Wine Awards announced in April...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Ryan Mostert of Silwervis Wines

Ryan Mostert is the kind of guy that can’t help standing out.  Well, first off he’s tall. Then you’ll notice him for his enthusiasm,...

Tim James: Shifts in the national vineyard

Could Robertson soon become known as the Valley of Wine, Roses and Lemons? A wine-producer from the area was telling me recently that Robertson...

Michael Fridjhon: Time to overhaul the business of SA wine

We have a most curious wine industry: at present it enjoys greater visibility in more international markets than most other wine-producing nations, garnering more...