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The Unravelling Patient Wife

18 February 2018

The Unravelling Patient Wife

Among other special privileges, members of our exclusive club: “The League of Beautiful Wines”, will have the pleasure of not only being the first to grab our new wine additions, but also take...

Naked Pinot Noir on Roller-skates

18 February 2018

Naked Pinot Noir on Roller-skates

The second of our brand new releases is called The Drift Estate “Over the Moon” Unfettered Red 2017.

This unwooded red is a cutting-edge blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barocca and Shiraz....

The Drinks Business  – The Week In Pictures

13 February 2018

The Drinks Business – The Week In Pictures

by Edith Hancock

9th February

We caught up with one of our all-time favourite winemakers this week, South Africa’s Bruce Jack, who hosted a dinner for his friends in (and out) of the...

PIWOSA

9 February 2018

PIWOSA

by Tod Stewart

October 2017

So, I was sitting at a bar in downtown Toronto slurping glasses of Chenin Blanc with the Cape Crusaders. No, that’s not a typo; I meant to say “cape” and not...

Why the 2015 Vintage Marks a Golden Age for South African Wine

7 February 2018

Why the 2015 Vintage Marks a Golden Age for South African Wine

Despite a rich and long history of winemaking, South African wine has not always received the attention it deserves. But that's about to change with the 2015 vintage.

By Lauren Buzzeo
6...

The Buyer’s Best Wines of 2017 (part 2): Chris Wilson

2 February 2018

The Buyer’s Best Wines of 2017 (part 2): Chris Wilson

By Chris Wilson
24 December 2017
 Chris Wilson picks 10 wines that he would and has returned to away from the spittoons and note-takers – wines to buy and bring into the home… surely the...

South Africa – Flushing away misconceptions.

1 February 2018

South Africa – Flushing away misconceptions.

By Julien Boulard
12 October 2017

I have to admit, I used to have strong prejudices against South African wines. The lion’s share of my limited experience with them has essentially been about...

Bruce Jack: not climate change, dude…its all about the grass

7 December 2017

Bruce Jack: not climate change, dude…its all about the grass

“Forget climate change, dude, this is probably the biggest threat to the wine industry.” Well, it is according to leading South African winemaker, Bruce Jack. In the second in his monthly series,...

Bruce Jack on why markets like Denmark are big alternatives to the UK

7 December 2017

Bruce Jack on why markets like Denmark are big alternatives to the UK

In the first of a new series, subtly titled ‘The Bruce Juice’, showing what life is like on the road for winemakers looking to distribute their wines around the world, leading South African...

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