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.
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.
Posted: February 6, 2009 By James Molesworth
Posted: February 3, 2009 By Bruce Sanderson
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.
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.
Posted: January 9, 2009 By James Molesworth
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Posted: September 4, 2008 By Betsy Model
Posted: July 22, 2008 By James Molesworth
Normally, yet another small-production wine (even one with outstanding quality) would be just another entry to an already crowded playing field. Add in the fact that the wine comes from the still-overlooked South Africa, and most folks probably wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow.
Posted: June 27, 2008 By James Molesworth
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Posted: May 19, 2008 By James Molesworth
I’ve been checking in with winemakers in the regions of the Southern Hemisphere that I cover (Chile, Argentina and South Africa) as their harvest is wrapping up, as I want to get an early read on potential quality for the 2008 vintage.
Posted: April 30, 2008 By James Molesworth
Posted: April 25, 2008 By James Molesworth
Posted: March 12, 2008
Get a taste of South Africa's new wave wines as James Molesworth sits down with Brett Curtin, the owner of Xai Xai Winebar, a South African restaurant in New York City, to taste and pair a couple wines with traditional dishes.
Posted: March 6, 2008
Posted: January 4, 2008 By James Molesworth
If you search our on-line database of wine friendly restaurants for those with a South African emphasis on their wine list, you get a whopping three results within the U.S. With the quality of South African wines improving rapidly and South African wine imports to this country up steadily for the last several years, I’m surprised more people haven’t jumped on the opportunity to put a solid focus on the wines either via a restaurant or wine bar.
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