by Jamie Goode | 2nd April 2019
Stellenbosch is the most well known wine region in South Africa, and historically has been the most important. But with the barrage of international attention that has ch...
Elim and the Cape South Coast revisited
by Jamie Goode | 10th March 2019
Back in 2010 I visited Elim, on the Cape South Coast. That's almost nine years ago now, and back then it seemed a relatively new wine region full of promise, largely beca...
Making money in the age of cheap wine
by Jamie Goode | 7th February 2019
Making money in the age of cheap wine In an age of cheap wine, it's difficult to make money out of making the stuff. And this is one of the problems that...
Is it time to invest in South African wine?
by Jamie Goode | 6th December 2018
There's been a lot of talk of late about the potential of buying South Africa's fine wines as investments. This is a completely new development, and it's not...
by Jamie Goode | 5th November 2018
Whether you call it Cinsault or prefer the variant spelling Cinsaut (both are OK, but I like the former best), there's no doubt that this once-neglected red variety i...
Jamie Goode on Italian grape varieties in South Africa
by Jamie Goode | 2nd October 2018
It's hard to travel to Italy and not to fall in love with it. There's something unique about the country, and this extends to its wine regions. One of the appeali...
Affordable Chenin Blanc
by Jamie Goode | 4th September 2018
While reviewing wines for my weekly Sunday Express column, I tasted through a number of affordable or value for money South African Chenin Blancs. How can Ch...
by Jamie Goode | 11th June 2018
It's every wine producing country's marketing dream: to have your own unique grape variety. These days the wine world is very competitive, and it's all very w...