The history of South African wine remains a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigmatic empty bottle of GS Cabernet 1966. Charged by the pink-liberal crusade of Zackie Achmat who had an innocent Cape Town restaurant called Haarlem and Hope change its name due to some looney left theory that the good ship Haarlem was a cesspit of slave-carrying tyrannical colonialism, I want to ask whether we really know when wine was first made in South Africa.
Chirping Meander Moscato in Afrikaans at Breedekloof Wine Festival.
Discussing the new De Wetshof Thibault Bordeaux-style blend and raising an issue or two with regards to Merlot.
Neil Pendock about getting into wine writing.
Neil Pendock, South Africa’s most prolific wine-writer, talks to WineGoggle about a new book.