May 23, 2013
With Tim Atkin’s Cape Classification causing some healthy and lively debate on social networks I thought it would be interesting to compare his list to the membership card of the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA).
May 6, 2011
Wine judging sounds like a great job, right? Getting paid to taste a wide array of wines from all over the world – nice one. But wine competition judges open themselves up to a lot of criticism, given the tricky subjectivity related to their job. Reading Christian Eedes’ article on what it takes to be a wine judge and taking into account all of the controversy that has been stirred up on the...
Nov 30, 2010
I found Tim Atkin’s latest blog post today (albeit a bit jestful) a bit concerning. You can read his article here, but the basic gist of it is a poll that he did on ‘Which wine regions you could live without if you had to choose’. The results of the voting on his poll saw South Africa feature in the top three, along with Chile and the USA. There were 100 votes cast. Albeit a small cross...
Aug 3, 2010
Most people would acknowledge that there are a large number of physical influences that can affect our perception of wine. This can include simple things like the temperature of the wines, the style of the glass (I hate the word stemware), the weather, what you had to eat during the day, the perfume or cologne that people are wearing around you and many others. However many would not readily acknowledge...