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Daisy Knowles: Some thoughts on Merlot’s place in the market

Merlot’s popularity among consumers is well documented. And yet it is so often regarded as sub-standard by critics. Merlot has been seen as the...

Michael Fridjhon: How to fix Merlot

In the 1960s European and American electricity providers replaced coal-fired power stations with “clean” nuclear facilities. Fifty years later, the swing of the pendulum...

Thelema Merlot Reserve 2012

For their sins, the crew at Thelema have gained a reputation for being one of our leading practitioners of Merlot and the 2012 of...

On Merlot in SA

Yesterday a discussion on Merlot in SA facilitated by the South African Sommelier Association and led by renowned winemaker Zelma Long and wine-growing partner...

Steenberg Merlot 2012

Steenberg winemaker JD Pretorius picked up double gold at Veritas for his Merlot 2011 earlier this year and then went on to win the...

Steenberg Merlot 2011

Is South Africa capable of gold medal/5 Star/93+ point Merlot? Constantia property Steenberg is currently boasting about the double gold it got for its...

Interview: Carl Schultz of Hartenberg

From the October issue of Business Day WANTED: Now 49, Carl Schultz celebrated 20 years at renowned Stellenbosch farm Hartenberg last year and wears...

Glen Carlou Merlot 2011

“Charming” isn't a term you apply to South African Merlot very often but that’s precisely what the 2011 from Paarl cellar Glen Carlou is. The...