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Tim James: In praise of Grenache

Grenache – which if the wine world were fair we’d call garnacha, as it is a Spanish variety, though best known for its voluminous...

Tim James: A new grenache vineyard on Skurfberg

It’s a long drive from Cape Town to get to Basie van Lill’s Skurfberg farm, Arbeidseind – but not a tedious one when Eben...

The Old Vine Series Soldaat 2014

“Unlike the usual full-bodied style of Grenache, this wine rather displays the elegant characteristics of the grape,” reads the back label of Soldaat 2014,...

Die Stilte 2014

The new wave of wines from Cinsaut and Grenache present some interesting dichotomies – lightness vs heaviness, authenticity vs contrivance and precision vs (wilful)...

Swerwer 2013

Swerwer 2013 is my go-to mid-week wine at the moment. Made by Jasper Wickens, part of the team at AA Badenhorst Family Wines, it’s...

Recipe: Boerewors

Whether we eat it at Umlazi shisa-nyamas or agricultural shows in Elliotdale, this coil of cholesterol brings us together. From Cape Town to Kakamas,...

Neil Ellis Grenache 2012

It was International Grenache Day this past Friday and to mark the occasion Neil Ellis Wines hosted a vertical tasting of its wine from...

Nederburg The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache 2013

Want further proof that Grenache is shaping is the next big thing when it comes to reds? Consider that The Winemaster’s Reserve Grenache made...