Wine Spectator is devoting much of this issue to our first-ever cover story on South Africa and its wines. Senior editor James Molesworth, our lead taster on South African wines and a two-time traveler to the country, headed up our report. Having first visited the winelands of the Western Cape in 2007, Molesworth returned this year and found an industry redefining and refining itself. His analysis of the wine scene is followed by a guide to travel in the region, with recommendations researched in part by savvy local journalists.
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