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Tim James: How much wine does SA import and are there...

For the vast majority of South Africans, this country meets all their wine-drinking needs. And why not, indeed, when what you’re wanting is a...

Tim James: On wine glasses

If you look carefully at the bottom left-hard corner of the photograph to the left (an inset of the original photo gives the context),...

Tim James: Finding some good, modestly priced cabernets

And so to Woolworths and to cabernet sauvignon in my quest for wine under R100. Wine, that is, that we fussy types would find...

Tim James: On the significance of vintage variation

Notoriously, there’s a great deal that wine-labels don’t tell us – notably any of the allowed additives in the wine, from Ammonia to Yeast...

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...

Tim James: Be cool with reds

One of the great boons of the Cape wine revolution has been the remarkably increased availability of  lighter red wines over the past few...

Tim James: Surviving without alcohol

Am I observing the start of a deeply disconcerting trend in the wine industry? Or is it just the problematical time of year when...

Tim James: How best to think about “natural wine”?

I realised I should say a little more about “natural wine” than I did in my last piece, in which I was mostly concerned...