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April 30, 2009 Issue  :  People

Johann Rupert Sets a Quick and Steady Pace

A remade L'Ormarins joins the ranks of South Africa's top wineries

Posted: April 30, 2009  By James Molesworth

April 30, 2009 Issue  :  Tasting Reports

Diversity and Value

South Africa delivers a wide range of wines at attractive prices

Posted: April 30, 2009  By James Molesworth

April 30, 2009 Issue  :  Columns

Endangered Species

Posted: April 30, 2009  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

A Fond Farewell from South Africa as One Vintage Ends and Another Begins

Posted: April 21, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester As I sat with my morning coffee this past Sunday, watching the very first of our autumn rains, I was again reminded of how nature constantly evolves. We pressed off the very last little batch of hand-destemmed 2009 Cabernet on Saturday morning—soft juice, inky purple in color, fully ripe, gentle tannins, with no hint of those sometimes leafy Cab flavors, and the alcohol is only a shade over 12.

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

The Best Harvest in Memory in South Africa

Posted: April 14, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester After a quick trip to Prowein in Germany, followed by two days in the Pfalz, which borders France in the area around Strasbourg and Alsace and shares a rich and colorful history of occupation by German, French and American forces through the wars and troubled times of the past.

Video  :  Video Index

JM Digs Chenin, S. African Value

Why does James Molesworth recommend Chenin Blanc from South Africa? What are the main styles to look for? And why do they offer such great value? To find out, join James as he tastes a pair of Chenins.

Posted: April 14, 2009  

News & Features

Top Values: South Africa

The country delivers a wide range of wines at attractive prices

Posted: April 14, 2009  By James Molesworth

Blogs  :  James Suckling Uncorked

Is It a Sin?

Posted: April 13, 2009  By James Suckling

I started thinking of the wine that I wanted to drink for lunch about 15 minutes into the Easter service at York Minster in England. I know that this is not at all the Easter spirit, or pious. But I couldn’t help it.

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

After the Fires, Back to Harvest

Posted: March 26, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester Well, we finally got all those fires here in South Africa under control after almost a month of chasing and water-bombing. Our firemen really did a great job against the elements, particularly the winds.

News & Features  :  News

Cape Winemakers Confront Fires

Blazes in South Africa destroy some vineyards around Stellenbosch Mountain and blanket others with smoke

Posted: March 19, 2009  By James Molesworth

April 30, 2009 Issue  :  Alphabetical Listing

South Africa Alphabetical Listing

Posted: March 13, 2009  

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

Blogging Through the Smoke

Posted: February 27, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester Well, it seems like half of the Southern Hemisphere is burning. We have had an ongoing run of bushfires, called veld fires here in South Africa, and just as the firefighters seem to get a fire under control, it flares up again a little further away.

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

Harvesting Sauvignon (With an Eye on the Rugby Match)

Posted: February 17, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester With the Super 14 Rugby series underway, my home team, the Stormers (Western Cape), took a knock in the second half from the Sharks (Kwa Zulu Natal), but Australia had a poor start, with their Reds taking a severe beating from the Bulls (Northern Province).

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

The 2009 Grapes Arrive in South Africa

Posted: February 13, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester First of all, I would like to wish all those Southern Hemisphere wineries around the (lower half!) of the globe the best of harvests ever! Good luck to you all, may this be a great vintage for you.

Blogs  :  2009 Southern Harvest Winemakers

Kicking Our Heels in Stellenbosch

Posted: February 11, 2009  By Ken Forrester

Posted by Ken Forrester Welcome, from warm, windy Stellenbosch, where just a few producers have started their 2009 harvest. Typically, the early fruit would include Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage, and any time now, the first Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay will be coming in.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: Value Wines of South Africa

A diverse selection of 15 exciting new wines, each priced less than $20

Posted: February 6, 2009  By James Molesworth

News & Features  :  What We're Drinking Now

A Snappy Sauvignon Blanc

Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape 2007

Posted: February 3, 2009  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

Another (Quiet) Track Record of Quality: South Africa's Mulderbosch

Posted: February 2, 2009  By James Molesworth

In a recent blog post , I took a look at the quiet track record of Thelema , one of South Africa’s best Cabernet producers. Mulderbosch could arguably be Thelema’s alter ego— it’s known for white wine more than its reds (in contrast to Thelema), and it too has quietly put together an impressive track record.

Blogs  :  Stirring the Lees with James Molesworth

South Africa's Thelema: A Quiet Track Record for Quality

Posted: January 21, 2009  By James Molesworth

Though it might be news to some, South Africa has been making world-class wines—Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chenin Blanc, in particular—for more than a few years now. Part of the country’s steady rise in quality has been due to the efforts of winemakers like Gyles Webb, whose Thelema property has one of the country’s longest track records for quality.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

Tasting Highlights: South Africa

11 new wines from South Africa that showcase the country's improving wine quality

Posted: January 9, 2009  By James Molesworth

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