Insights gained drinking Cape Tawny on the Garden Route

Dear Wine Lover,

There’s nothing like a vacation to get some perspective – while a recent family road trip down the Garden Route was most enjoyable, it was slim pickings when it came to wine, and a reminder that outside the metropolitan areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg, it goes under-appreciated.

Those of us who care about the subject, however, should never give up on it. Read more.

Below are some of the biggest stories on Winemag.co.za from the past fortnight. For everything to do with South African wine, please visit the website regularly, “like” our Facebook page and follow @Winemag on Twitter.

WINE

RALL AVA SYRAH 2018

The maiden 2017 vintage of Ava Syrah from Donovan Rall scored big and the 2018 is
even better. It’s a must-have wine.

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OPINION AND ANALYSIS

MORE ON THE AESTHETICS OF ULTRA-PREMIUJM

If our wines were made more in the style of the Napa cult reds, they would attract more demand and therefore fetch more? Commentator Michael Fridjhon debates the issue.

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FOOD

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BONES KITCHEN & BAR, WOODSTOCK

There’s been extraordinary social media hype about Woodstock restaurant Bones Kitchen & Bar – our critic Daisy Jones went to investigate if it was justified.

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BEST VALUE TASTINGS

BEST VALUE SHIRAZ 2019 – RESULTS

We set out to find the best Shiraz selling for R60 to R120 a bottle – here are our top five.

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