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Michael Fridjhon: What do top-end wine prices really tell us?

It should be evident - from the flurry of articles about wine pricing - that my current soap-box issue is the concept of value...

Michael Fridjhon: SA wine’s essential problem – too many small producers,...

The impassioned pleas of the wine industry for an increase in the price of grapes or bulk wine have been based on the commercial...

Michael Fridjhon: Merlot, Shiraz and sales versus scores

There's nothing in the least bit homogenous about wine – not the soils which hold the vines, the climate which nurtures them, the way...

Michael Fridjhon: How well does South Africa’s best wine compare to...

It started as a half-frivolous question posed by foreign investors already involved with the Cape wine industry: How well do SA wines stack up...

Michael Fridjhon: What’s really going on in SA wine

The drought years have – officially at least – given the wine industry cause for pause, to take stock of itself, and its probable...

Michael Fridjhon: Staff training is essential if the hospitality industry is...

Guests at corporate events at most of South Africa's best-known establishments have no idea what their hosts pay for the same old drab buffets...

Michael Fridjhon: Does government neglect hinder or help SA wine?

The political environment of South Africa makes it very difficult for even the most delusional amongst us to feel optimistic about the economy, and...

Wine Judging Academy 2019: Applications open

Leading wine critic Michael Fridjhon will again be running his wine judging academy from Tuesday 2 April to Thursday 4 April next year at...