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Looking for the best wines

Looking for the best wines
© Cape Times Friday 16th September 2016 Spring has sprung and once again, springing along with it, comes competition time. A whole host of different awards have been judged and announced in the last few weeks from international commentators such as UK journalist Tim Atkin’s comprehensive and thorough SA Report to local affairs such as the RisCura W...
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China Winelands – Day 2 – Joyful Jing & Jia Bei Lan by Leigh-Ann Luckett

China Winelands – Day 2 – Joyful Jing & Jia Bei Lan by Leigh-Ann Luckett
Wine fundi, Leigh-Ann Luckett, continues with her travels around the world in search of wine….  China. Named after a poem about 1 of the 8 revered landscapes of the Ming Dynasty (no, I'm not clear on the details of what that means), Helan Qingxue claims the best view of this landscape at the foot of the Helan Mountains. Established in 2005 by a vit...
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China Winelands – Lovely Legacy Peak by Leigh-Ann Luckett

China Winelands – Lovely Legacy Peak by Leigh-Ann Luckett
Wine fundi, Leigh-Ann Luckett, continues with her travels around the world in search of wine….  China. Legacy Peak, our next stop, could not be more of a contrast to Changyu. Simple & understated, the only show of pomp being a row of empty wine bottles from around the world which the director prized (including a Vilafonte Series C 2008) & a...
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Transforming the wine industry.

Transforming the wine industry.
© Cape Times Friday 19th August 2016 I can’t think of a more irritating phrase than “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s complacent, it’s lazy and it and its partner phrase “but we’ve always done it like this” are words which have no place in today’s rapidly-changing society. I was thinking about this when I attended a presentation of a decade o...
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China Winelands – The Chateau of Changyu by Leigh-Ann Luckett

China Winelands – The Chateau of Changyu by Leigh-Ann Luckett
Wine fundi, Leigh-Ann Luckett, continues with her travels around the world in search of wine….  China. Bellies full of noodles, we were ready for an 08:00 start at Changyu's Chateau Moser XIII. The Chateau was named in honour of Mr Moser XIII, the pioneer of trellising, and grandson Lenz Moser XV currently stands as chief winemaker. Moser is one of...
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