The Berrio Relaunched

21 years ago, The Berrio wine project was started by Elim winegrape farmer Francis Pratt and winemaker Bruce Jack. Pratt was a key figure along with


Mullineux New Releases

Andrea Mullineux relates that when she and her husband Chris started their Swartland-focused label in 2008, they processed all of 30 tonnes of grapes

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Great Heart Empowerment Project

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines has started a new staff empowerment project called Great Heart Wines ? the wine brand is collectively owned by the


Darling Cellars Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018

The Old Bush Vines Cinsaut 2018 is an engaging drop from Darling Cellars. Grapes from a vineyard planted in 1978, maturation lasted 22 months in mostly

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Tim James: Fine Wines From The Cvc, But Doubts About Its Future

Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2017 sporting the CVC neck label. It?s been a little more than eight years since the Cape Vintners Classification was launched (to


10-year-old Sauv-sem Blends Under Review

Following the recent 10-Year-Old Wine Report, yesterday saw another look at wines from the 2011 vintage, this time the line-up consisting exclusively of


Felicité By Newton Johnson Pinot Noir 2019

Does local Pinot Noir demand a premium due to its fashionability and relative scarcity? The answer has to be ?Yes??. Are there bargains to be had? I was


Establishing Gravitas – The Case Of Creation Wines

Is the gravitas of a wine determined by the producer or brand name on the label?  And if so, how does it influence appreciation and/or understanding of the content? Another to-be-taken-serious marker might also be the look: the label, the packaging, the presentation. (Colleague Tim James pointed out the banality of such superficial posturing in the way of pompously large and heavy bottles here.)


Top Wines Of February 2021

Here are our 11 most highly rated wines of last month: Porseleinberg 2018 - 97/100 (read the original review here) Reyneke Reserve Red 2017 - 97/100 (read


Taaibosch Crescendo 2018

The Oddo family, who also have wine ventures in Sancerre, Provence, and Sicily, acquired what used to be Cordoba on the Helderberg in 2017 and installed

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