As the reputation of Cape wines grow over the years, a panel of 29 has selected its top 20 winemakers from the celebrated region.
Tim James discovers the tale behind winemaker Giorgio dalla Cia's wines and grappas.
South Africa wins more than its share of titles such as "Best Brandy in the World" in international competitions.
Joostenberg wines merge delicous red and white wine with modest prices.
South Africa's white wine is getting far more acclamation than red wine receives locally and internationally.
Last week, I visited a farm called Solitude. Or should Eenzaamheid be translated as "loneliness"?
In his novel A Maggot, John Fowles gives an archaic meaning of his title word
Grappa was once rough trade, the uncouth Italian peasant not fit to associate with the aristocratic grape spirit, cognac.
Expertise in hedonic or aesthetic matters must always be trumped by personal taste.