Is SA wine too cheap?

Safe House was shown on DSTV last Sunday and I thought “what a joke” when one of the MI6 agents ordered a bottle of 1974 Chateau Petrus in a Cape Town restaurant.


China/South Africa Wine Friendship Association

China has been trading with South Africa since the days of the Song Dynasty, over eight centuries ago.

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Looking for Monika

Organizers of Cape to Canton, the Chinese New Year Festival at the Vineyard Hotel on Sunday February 10,


Year of the Grape

Neil Pendock from the Sunday Times translates authentic SA wines into Mandarin by associating them with their appropriate animal of the zodiac. 

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Altydgedacht goes on Auction

The news that Altydgedacht, the pearl of Pampoenkraal, is to go on auction confirms the scale of the seismicity in the Winelands.


Bob and Bill disagree over SA wine

Robert Parker (top photo) is host to the most influential palate in the USA, if not the whole world.


Pizza and Chenin for the people

Left off the invitation list for Chenin Blanc Producer Association gigs (can’t blame them really as I have an awful habit of speaking my mind and unlike the Sauvignon Blanc Interest Group,


Hill and Dale Does Responsible Drinking

When you order a glass of white in the US, the answer is the question “Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay?”

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Oesfees goes electric

“Will I see you at the Titanic dinner next month?” enquired Richard Astor, partner with Mark Solms in the most progressive winery in Franschhoek, if not the entire SA, yesterday.


Feminist First at the Labia

Was Glen Carlou screening WAR: Women Art Revolution at the Labia this evening, the first feminist wine intervention in SA?

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