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Tim James: Alternative red varieties – any bargains to be had?

It’s maybe not surprising that supermarkets offer little in the way of the lesser-known grape varieties. Presumably, the overwhelmingly large proportion of their wine...

Tim James: Chenin blanc – high, middle and low

Chenin blanc has been at the core of the Cape wine revolution since 1994. No other grape can offer three crucial aspects of that...

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016

The Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc from Ken Forrester Vineyards in Stellenbosch has always offered extraordinary bang for your buck and the 2016 vintage...

Meinert CWG Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000

The Scholtzenhof Grande Chenin 2000 as made by Martin Meinert for the Cape Winemakers Guild Auction was the prototype of what became The FMC,...

Ken Forrester Dirty Little Secret 2015

When Barbara Banke of US wine company Jackson Family Wines and Anthony Beck of Graham Beck Wines set out to create South Africa’s most...

Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014

All is not wrong in the world when you can get the Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2014 from Ken Forrester Wines for less...

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...

The best white wine in South Africa?

Billed as a “social experiment”, Wine Cellar yesterday hosted the “SA Luxury White Taste-Off” featuring 12 wines priced over R300 a bottle, the selection...