Tag: South Africa

On the pour: Craven’s Firs Syrah

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

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 […]

South Africa: changing tides

The Cape’s “New Wave” movement has been gaining pace, attracting the praise of critics and consumers around the world. Sophie Thorpe traces the country’s evolution and talks to some of the producers at the forefront of South Africa’s wine scene “If a vineyard’s got a good view, it’s probably going to make good wine,” winemaker […]

The great and the Guild

Ahead of tomorrow’s Cape Winemakers Guild auction, Chris Pollington shares a little of the CWG’s history, purpose and power – responsible as it is for and nurturing new talent and putting South Africa’s producers in the limelight. The Cape Winemakers Guild was set up in 1982 to improve the quality and standards of South African […]