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The difficulty with terroir

The fourth annual Hemel en Aarde Winegrowers Pinot Noir Celebration has just been concluded, the fundamental point of debate being whether or not the...

Marthèlize Tredoux: Terroir – part science, part black magic

Terroir. A familiar term to anyone even remotely interested in wine but one with a seemingly fluid, unfixed definition, depending on context or who...

10 (or so) of the best Valentine’s Day restaurants

Saint Valentine (if he existed at all) was a 4th century celibate who was clubbed to death and then also beheaded. Many of those...

KWV The Mentors Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – Darling vs. Stellenbosch

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Kleine Zalze Cellar Selection Cabernet Merlot Blend 2011

Yesterday the Kleine Zalze Year End Summer Wine Showcase at Michael Broughton’s Terroir, number nine on Eat Out magazine’s 2012 Top 10 Restaurant list....

Mulderbosch Steen op Hout Chenin Blanc 2011

What to expect from Mulderbosch now that it is owned by California-based investment company Terroir Capital? For one thing, Chenin Blanc is set to...

A greenie sees red

Received this email from David Bristow, former editor of Getaway magazine. Hey CE, I read you Decanter piece on pino-taag. Good for you. Just one bugbear though,...