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Just how much trouble is SA wine in?

Where were the representatives from the big producer-wholesalers at last night’s second annual Ex Animo Address? The event, organised by David and Jeanette Clarke who own a wine agency by the same name was held at Joostenberg Bistro outside Stellenbosch and saw the acclaimed Rosa Kruger speaking on viticulture, Mulderbosch winemaker Adam Mason on the […]

August 24, 2016
by Christian
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Recipe: Beef tagliata with wild mushrooms

Simple yet delicious. Serves 4 Ingredients: 700g beef rump (can also use sirloin or fillet) 1 clove of garlic, crushed ½ cup (125ml) olive oil and balsamic salt and freshly ground black pepper 250g wild mushrooms (can also use brown or button) 125g baby Rosa tomatoes 1 red onion, thinly sliced juice of 1 lemon […]

August 23, 2016
by Christian
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Mullineux Single Terroir new releases

Mullineux Granite Chenin Blanc 2015 Price: R495 From two Paardeberg vineyards, 39 and 43 years old. A hint of reduction plus pear, white peach and wild herbs. The palate is lean and angular – very fresh with a pithy finish. #WinemagRating: 91/100. Mullineux Quartz “Leliefontein” Chenin Blanc 2015 Price: R495 From a 34-year-old Kasteelberg vineyard. […]

August 23, 2016
by Christian
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Tim James: On the state of SA Chardonnay

It’s six years since Grant Dodd (Australian MD of Haskell) and Christian Eedes organised a tasting of Australian and South African chardonnays (see here and here): seven top producers from each country, two vintages each. Insofar as it was a test match, South Africa won on average, though Australia’s Pierro was reckoned the best pair. […]

August 22, 2016
by Tim James
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The Old Vine Series Skurfberg 2015

What’s a point either way on the 100-point wine rating scale? With news having broken on Twitter last week that Tim Atkin MW has scored the David & Nadia Sadie Old Bush Vines Authentic Series Hoë Steen Chenin Blanc 2015 98 points in his upcoming 2016 SA Report, it seems local wine has crossed a […]

August 22, 2016
by Christian
with 2 Comments

Metzer Family Shiraz 2015

Metzer Family Wines is a joint venture between winemaker Wade Metzer and Barry Holdfeld who has a background in precision engineering. The Shiraz 2015 comes from a Helderberg vineyard planted in 1998. It features three different soil types, namely sandstone, granite and clay and this diversity in soil composition resulted in grapes being picked in […]

August 21, 2016
by Christian
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Stellenrust Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc 2015

The Old Bush Vines Chenin Blanc from Stellenrust is the prototype of a new collection of special bottlings of the variety will soon be releasing. Grapes come from a block in Bottelary over 30 years old and apparently the only plantings in the area to receive morning sun. Planted on granite and at altitude, grapes […]

August 20, 2016
by Christian
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KWV The Mentors and its standing in the marketplace

With the operational assets of liquor business KWV Holdings sold by empowerment giant Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) to drinks industry veteran Vivian Imerman of Vasari Group earlier this year, yet another round of introspection for this super-co-op turned private company. Head winemaker Johann Fourie has left to be replaced by Wim Truter, who only recently […]

August 18, 2016
by Christian
with 1 Comment
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