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.
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).
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
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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: 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
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