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CE’s top 20 SA wineries 2016

Wine writer Tim James recently conducted a poll to establish a top 20 list of wine producers in South Africa as he has done...

Tim James: What’s really happening in Cape wine these days?

In the latest post on Grape.co.za, Tim James accuses two important critics, namely Michael Fridjhon and James Molesworth of "misunderstanding Cape wine." Fridjhon gets taken...

Tim James: What makes a good tasting note?

Some years ago I had an enjoyable email correspondence with a Californian named Ian Joseph who objected (unfairly, of course!) to a tasting note...

Tim James: Not one industry but two

Writing a blog on Grape about hard times for some southern hemisphere wine producers (including a South Africa which has maybe more elements of...

Restless River Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley property Restless River is getting all the right attention at the moment - 4½ Stars for both the Chardonnay 2012 and...

Reyneke Reserve Red 2012

Another current-release Syrah which comes with meaningful endorsement behind it is the Reserve Red 2012 from Reyneke Wines in Stellenbosch, founder of Grape.co.za Tim...

Morgenster 2005

Who says South Africa isn’t capable of top Merlot? Last night the Morgenster 2005, a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon showed...

Cederberg Chenin Blanc 2011 versus Rudera Robusto Chenin Blanc 2007

Recently some worthwhile debate on Grape.co.za about how best to position Chenin Blanc towards growing its popular following– a number of preeminent figures coming...