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Best Value Chardonnay Tasting 2019 – Results

Results of the inaugural Best Value Chardonnay Tasting aimed at finding the best examples of this variety costing between R60 and R100 a bottle...

Best Value Tastings 2019: Entries for 1) Chenin Blanc and 2)...

Our Best Value Tastings 2019 programme - aimed at finding the best wines costing between R60 and R120 a bottle - continues. Entries for...

Wine Reviews

Thorne & Daughters Tin Soldier 2018

Thorne & Daughters winemaker John Seccombe reminds us all that come the 2018 vintage, the winelands were “in the teeth of the drought” with...

Flight of the Jackass Cinsault 2018 vs Reverie Pinotage 2018

If lightness, freshness and minimal tannins in red wines are what you’re into, here are two examples that should appeal.   Flight of the Jackass...

Wine News

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019 results

The results of the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show were announced earlier today. Of the 956 wines judged from 206 producers, 32 gold...

Louisenhof’s Stefan Smit murdered

Various news sources report that Stefan Smit of Stellenbosch property Louisenhof was shot and killed in his house last night. Louisenhof was the subject of...

Reports

Merlot Report 2019

The third annual Merlot Report convened by Winemag.co.za with the backing of official producer body Hallo Merlot is now out. 53 entries were received from...

The Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2019

The eighth annual Cabernet Sauvignon Report sponsored by multinational financial services company Prescient is now out. 94 entries were received from 76 producers and these...

Opinion and Analysis

Michael Fridjhon: More on the aesthetics of ultra-premium red wines

Christian Eedes, editor of this site, never opens a can without expecting to release a few worms. It's his job to prod corns and...

Tim James: Upping Cape wine prices and the sluggish secondary market

Why should wine lovers want to pay more for their tipple? It’s hard to explain, but there seems to be more agreement than I’d...

Food

Restaurant review: Thali, Cape Town

Chef Liam Tomlin – of Chefs Warehouse & Canteen fame – and Thali head chef JP van der Haar were so inspired by a...

Restaurant review: Silver Orange, Hartbeespoort

The Silver Orange Bistro, Hartbeespoort, nestles in the shade of fever trees on the Altyd Mooi citrus estate. Chef-patron Leon Nel grew up on...

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