Joanne Gibson: The Two Celebrated Producers Of Legendary Constantia Wine


In my last column, I introduced the Colijns of Constantia who were all but written out of history during the Apartheid years because of their black/slave roots.

 

Beyerskloof Traildust 2017


Previous vintages of Traildust, the red blend from Stellenbosch cellar Beyerskloof that sees Pinotage combined with its parents Cinsault and Pinot Noir, have

 

Tim James: Surviving Without Alcohol


Am I observing the start of a deeply disconcerting trend in the wine industry? Or is it just the problematical time of year when normally rational people

 

Spice Route Flagship Syrah 2000


The Flagship Syrah 2000 from Spice Route is notable in that it was made by Eben Sadie in the same year as he put together the maiden vintage of his Syrah-driven

 

Vergelegen V 2006


Vergelegen in Somerset West should arguably be South Africa's most revered property or at least running Kanonkop close. However, while wine quality remains high

 

Vergelegen V 2006


Vergelegen in Somerset West should arguably be South Africa's most revered property or at least running Kanonkop close. However, while wine quality remains high

 

Leeuwenkuil Reserve Red 2017


The Reserve Red 2017 from Leeuwenkuil is uncomplicated yet tasty and isn't that what you want from a blend with an approximate retail price of R120 a bottle?

 

Kaapzicht Skuinsberg Cinsaut 2017


"Skuinsberg" means steep slope and this 1991 site on Kaapzicht has apparently claimed many a tractor. The nose shows candy floss, cherry, plum, earth and spice.

 

Cameron Ewart-smith: Five Fab Winelands Picnics For Summer 2018/2019


When it comes to picnics I have no luck. Don't get me wrong, the thought of picnicking is fantastic. And picnicking in the winelands, in particular, seems

 

Kaapzicht The 1947 Chenin Blanc 2017


For those taken with wines from old vines, then the 1947 Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch property Kaapzicht is particularly beguiling. Grapes come from a

 
 
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