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Idiom restaurant celebrates a decade of excellence with paired wine tasting

Tucked away in the hills of the Helderberg, the new Idiom restaurant and wine tasting centre feels like an escape to another world.

SA’s best wines on a Platter

The latest guide to South African wines might have some flaws, but it sets an international standard.

Simple shiraz blends make for drinking comfort

Shiraz-based blends that are not too complicated but fresh and delicious are my own "house red".

Incentive to rock ‘n riesling

Riesling: If you have never riesled, it is time to start.

Old faithful settles into a new niche

Cinderella and workhorse were favourite clichés to describe the role of chenin blanc in the local wine industry of olden days.

Get into the spirit with the A-Z of festive drinks

A is for anticipation, B is for bottoms up -- and T is for tanked. <b>Tim James</b> guides you through the best of the season.

All’s fair in posh and plonk

Wine lovers in Jo'burg can choose between the Cape's famous, fancy or fresh wines this weekend.

Fruits of a purer vine

<b>Claire Hu</b> rounds up some of the best organic local wines.

Adventurers are spoilt for choice

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.

Wild claims and outrageous price leave a bitter aftertaste

Too many producers regard wine journalists as badly paid PR people.

Shilowa turns sumptuous Epicurean

It's not every wine show that has a once-powerful politician pouring sips of wine for all and sundry.

Lammershoek grows caution to the wind

Wine sales generally are bad, exports less lucrative than they should be -- the industry is bleeding. Is this the best time for experiments?

The case for parental guidance

Meerlust has just about everything going for it these days.

Dynamism doesn’t end at Swartland

Which are the most exciting wine areas of the Cape? I increasingly hear murmurs of discontent of too much focus on the Swartland and on its wineries.

Pinot’s troubled affair has its good moments

The "heartbreak grape" they call it -- a cliché used by wine-growers who've tried and failed to get pinot noir to produce the wonders of Burgundy.

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R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

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