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Winemag.co.za celebrates its 25th anniversary

Wine magazine, the forerunner of Winemag.co.za, was launched in October 1993. The late Harold Eedes was publisher and Mike Froud, now of TopWineSA.com, was...

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2016

According to the Bouchard Finlayson website, 2016 provided a very big crop, allowing for more experimentation in the cellar including a greater degree of...

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal 2015

Hannibal from Hemel-en-Aarde Valley property Bouchard Finlayson is a sort of Tuscany-Burgundy-Piedmont-Rhône mash-up which arguably shouln’t work but does. The 2015 is a blend...

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2001

Not enough South African wineries maintain a proper vinoteque but Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery Bouchard Finlayson does and a collection of older vintages designated as...

Malu Lambert: Interview with Peter Finlayson of Bouchard Finlayson

Peter Finlayson is carrying a basket of wine as he enters Bistrot Bizerca in Cape Town. He’s exactly my kind of lunch companion—well stocked....

Have we got our calibrations for Pinot Noir right?

  Just how good is SA Pinot Noir? It’s a privilege to embed myself at the Wine Judging Academy organised by Michael Fridjhon every year...

Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2012

The Pinot Noir category seems to me to be one category where the quality hierarchy seems to be particularly fluid as individual producers wrestle...

Out and about in the Hemel-en-Aarde

The Hemel-en-Aarde near Hermanus is far from a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Top-rated wineries and equally remarkable eateries line the R320, the valley’s aorta, and the...