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Domaines Ott Château de Selle Côtes de Provence 2010

“The normal population of St.-Tropez is 20 000. In season, it’s 90 000,” says Christophe Renard, a director of Domaines Ott, the south of...

Vergelegen GVB White 2011

Plenty to attract the punter to Somerset West property Vergelegen: two restaurants, namely the de luxe Camphors and the more casual Stables (complete with...

Saint Cosme Cote Rotie 2008

Yesterday lunch with Pieter de Waal of Hermit on the Hill to taste his current release wines against some weird and wonderful counterparts, including...

Mother Rock new releases

The 2016s under the Mother Rock label (a collaboration between winemaker Johan “Stompie” Meyer and Ben Henshaw of London wine merchant Indigo and made...

New Wave Shiraz

As wine producers search for individuality and thereby something to give them the edge on the competition, new wine growing areas are being pioneered...

Gabriëlskloof Swartrivier Shiraz 2010

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The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2011

Yesterday a fascinating tasting of the different components that make up the The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc hosted by Bellingham winemaker Niël...

Ken Forrester The Gypsy 2011

When it comes to reds, Ken Forrester favours varieties associated with the southern Rhône on the basis that the climate that prevails there is...