by Jamie Goode | 10th August 2022
As part of a recent international conference in Stellenbosch, I attended a session at the Stellenbosch University botanic gardens. It was led by Dr Rupert Koopman, conser...
by Admin | 10th August 2022
Blind Ambition is an incredible documentary that profiles the unique lives of four sommeliers as they travel to France to enter the World Wine Tasting Championship. Jo...
The Tabernacle holds onto history and hope for the future
by Tšepang Molisana | 3rd August 2022
The Tabernacle is a sacred and storied wine library in the heart of Stellenbosch, meticulously curated by custodian, Michael van Deventer. “There were rules, suc...
Durbanville beyond sauvignon blanc
by Angela Lloyd | 20th July 2022
There are regions in South Africa where a single variety lays down its claim to suitability and quality. Sauvignon blanc and Durbanville is one, where this variety accoun...
Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon
by Jamie Goode | 14th July 2022
I know I am guilty of this: I chase the novel, and in the process I neglect things that have always been good, and which have often been exciting. Familiar things get neg...
Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc - Wine savvy
by Fiona McDonald | 6th July 2022
“I was surprised to find that Sauvignon Blanc had this reputation as one-dimensional, as seen by wine critics and journalists,” said Thys Louw in an interview...
Winemaker from Kwa-Zulu Natal walks an unparalleled path
by Tšepang Molisana | 29th June 2022
Thornton Pillay works as a winemaker at The Drift Wine Estate, Black Oystercatcher and Bruce Jack Wines. Thornton is a pioneer. “Being the first South African wi...
Downes in Two - a look at some of the 'hero wines' available in UK independent retailers
by John Downes MW | 16th June 2022
John Downes MW recently attended our press tasting called 'Independent Intuition' which highlighted some of the wines that are currently on sale and performi...