South Africa's winemaking industry is evolving and only eight producers who were top of the pops in 2001 still cling to eminence.
A is for anticipation, B is for bottoms up -- and T is for tanked. Tim James guides you through the best of the season.
Wine lovers in Jo'burg can choose between the Cape's famous, fancy or fresh wines this weekend.
There are an awful lot of South African wines out there -- about 7?000. It's tempting to abandon adventurism and reach for another bottle of the same.
Too many producers regard wine journalists as badly paid PR people.
Wine sales generally are bad, exports less lucrative than they should be -- the industry is bleeding. Is this the best time for experiments?
Meerlust has just about everything going for it these days.
Foreigners still arrive to share in the Cape winelands -- not in a deluge but in a reassuringly constant trickle.
Artist Cecil Skotnes had an 'extra-ordinary appetite for enjoyment'. Vital to this was his profound love of wine.
Wineries create a space that stimulates the senses and encourages a broader enjoyment of sensory pleasures, including their art collections.