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  ken1-t On January 1 2002, the Eurobank released its first ever euro notes – to much anticipation and excitement. It was also in the same year, on a more sombre note, that the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, died on March 30, at the age of 101 – and thousands gathered to mark the end of an era and the passing of one of England’s most enduringly gracious royal ladies.

By Orielle Berry 07 September 2012 Read Article

 

Powerful wines at challenge

shirazchall-t It is a reflection on the many young and up-coming winemakers in the Paarl area that such elegant and versatile wines are being a achieved in a warmer area – was one of the conclusions by Shiraz class panel chair Nico Vermeulen, at the Paarl Santam Shiraz/Chenin Challenge 2012, held at the stately Grande Roche Hotel in the town last week.

By Carolyn Frost 31 August 2012 Read Article

On the wine trail in the Holy Land

israeli2-mv-t Thevineyards stretch out as far as the eye can see. Flanked by towering date palms, an immediate indication that we are in the Middle East, they are reached after a few twists and turns off the main Tel Aviv - Jerusalem highway. Welcome to Barkan, the second largest winery in Israel, located in Hulda, in the centre of the country, a short 30-minute drive from Tel Aviv...

By Orielle Berry 06 July 2012 Read Article

Top ports awarded

port2-t There can be few places more appropriate on a chilly day than Muratie to celebrate that quintessential winter quaffer – port. This charming historic winery located on the Knorhoek road just outside Stellenbosch, proved just the ticket as a small group of port producers and wine writers gathered in the hallowed rooms to sample some of the country’s best ports...

By Orielle Berry 29 June 2012 Read Article

Wine giant’s developing vision

Richard-t Mention the name KWV and most people immediately think of a super co-op where massive quantities and a mega range of brands are produced.  It’s not only that – most people will recall that in the years preceding the end of apartheid, the KWV (Kooperatiewe Wynbouers Vereniging van Suid Afrika Bpk or Co-operative Winegrowers Association)

By Maggie Follett 01 June 2012 Read Article

Taste cream of the crop shiraz

shiraz1-t Shiraz is slowly coming of age in South Africa. For acclaimed cellarmaster Carl Schultz, it’s not quite there as it is in Australia, but its status as a grape from which quality wines are made has developed dramatically. The Cape’s top-end shiraz’s will be available for tasting on Saturday June 2 at Hartenberg.

By Maggie Follett 25 May 2012 Read Article

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