Category: New World

The Waterford way

When Mark le Roux made a fleeting visit to London, we sent Sophie Thorpe to catch up with the man behind the wines at Waterford Estate, a superb Stellenbosch property Bright and wide-eyed, Mark le Roux seems impossibly young. Boyishly handsome and enthusiastic, the Waterford winemaker’s youthful good looks belie his huge talent. Having first […]

Hotting up in Chile

Chile may be the slimmest of all wine countries, but it certainly isn’t thin on the ground when it comes to diversity, says Amanda Barnes It is telling that most Chileans take their title as a “good-value” wine producer to be a burdensome insinuation that their wines are pedestrian and dull. But that assumption couldn’t […]

A transatlantic union

As Harry and Meghan prepare to say “I do”, we have rustled up five wines and spirits suited to a royal celebration The King’s Ginger: Too clichéd? We think not – Harry may only be sixth in line to the throne, but this  liqueur is as fiery as the Prince’s fine locks, and good enough […]

Wine of the week: Mount Lofty Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently across our social media channels we’ve been championing some of our personal wine favourites, as reviewed by our in-house team. This week it’s the turn of Alexis Self to cast his view on a bottle of 2015 Old Plains Longhop Cabernet Sauvignon, from Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges Our antipodean cousins are famed for their straight-talking […]