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David Bristow: In search of winter fortification

This is the time when snow lies scattered across the high ground of South Africa – like clothes strewn across the floor of a...

Boplaas Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2005

When to start drinking your Vintage Reserve Port-style wines? “10 to 15 years down the line, depending on vintage,” says Carel Nel of Boplaas...

Boplaas Gamka Touriga Nacional Shiraz Reserve 2012

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De Krans Moscato Perlé 2013

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De Krans Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008

The Cape Vintage Reserve Port 2008 from Calitzdorp producer De Krans comes festooned with stickers including one announcing its 5-Star rating in the 2011...

De Krans Vintage Reserve Port 2005

It always strikes me as unfortunate when a table wine showing over-ripe or dead fruit gets described as “porty” as I think it does...

Merwida White Muscadel 2010

Yesterday a tasting of eleven examples of Muscadel. The line-up included the nine top performing wines from the 2011 Muscadel Awards as run by...