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What wines to age

A perennial question that gets put to me comes from proud first-time parents: What wine can they buy of their child’s birth-year to serve...

Futile but fun – classifying Cape wine

The dust has pretty much settled on the results of the biannual poll of wine industry professionals to determine the top 20 South African...

Tim James: In Praise of Triumphant Kanonkop

Marie Krige, wife of Johan Krige who’s joint owner of Kanonkop Estate, has been up at six a few mornings this week, preparing sweet-potatoes,...

Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2017

Today various retailers will be making pre-release offers of the Black Label Pinotage 2017 from Stellenbosch property Kanonkop and the wine will be officially...

Tim James: The Top Five South African Wineries

A poll of 27 selected wine professionals has put Sadie Family Wines way ahead as South Africa’s top winery. The last time a similar...

Michael Fridjhon: 100-point scores, cultural cringe and imperial condescension

The pricing crisis of the South African wine industry worked its way towards a climax at Cape Wine 2018 earlier this month. DGB released...

Win a bottle of Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2016

Win a bottle of Kanonkop Black Label Pinotage 2016 worth R1 750. Grapes from a single vineyard planted on granite in 1953, the wine...

Kanonkop Pinotage 2016

Abrie Beeslaar, winemaker at Stellenbosch property Kanonkop, generally has nothing nice to say about the 2016 harvest on account of hot and dry it...