Stepping out of the Swartland: Mullineux

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Mullineux's vineyards in the Swartland. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Mullineux’s vineyards in the Swartland. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is one of the stars of South Africa’s winemaking scene. As we launch our annual spotlight on the wines of the Cape, Sophie Thorpe catches up with Chris Mullineux about the couple’s decision to look beyond the Swartland’s borders

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Bittersweet symphony: whisky and chocolate

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As Fine Wine Account Manager Peter Newton prepares for a tasting pairing chocolate and whisky, he considers what makes the two such happy bedfellows

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Pinotage: the Frankenstein grape?

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Stellenbosch, South Africa, where Pinotage was first created and thrives today. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Stellenbosch, where Pinotage was first created and thrives today. Photograph: Jason Lowe

Created in the 1920s, this distinctly South African varietal has been more reviled than revered. But, as we put the wines of the Cape in the spotlight, Sophie Thorpe argues it should be recognised for its role in the region’s dazzling new-wave wines

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On the pour: Craven’s Firs Syrah

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Each month, we shine a light on one of the many wines available to taste in our Enomatic machines in-store at 63 Pall Mall. This October it’s a superb single-vineyard Syrah from Stellenbosch

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