The sweet wines of South Africa
by Jamie Goode | 3rd October 2019
It was last week in Georgia that I came across the bottle that inspired this piece. I was in the old cellars of the Tsinandali Estate in the Kakheti region, where they ha...
How to choose your South African wine
by Jamie Goode | 3rd July 2019
There are a lot of wines out there, and sometimes choosing the right one can be quite a challenge. Wine is quite personal, too: just because someone else likes something,...
by Jamie Goode | 3rd June 2019
Of all the white grape varieties, the one that has travelled the world most successfully is Chardonnay. It's incredibly versatile, capable of making wines ranging fro...
Why Syrah looks set to have a very bright future in South Africa
by Jamie Goode | 7th May 2019
People often ask me what my favourite wine is. Of course, as a wine professional - travelling widely, and being exposed to an absurd number of different wines every year...
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...