Category: New World

‘South Africa… A fresh start’: a reprise

Catriona Felstead MW – our South Africa Buyer – reflects on how the country’s remarkable wine scene has developed since the abolition of apartheid. I found it fascinating looking back through the window of time offered by ‘South Africa… A fresh start’. It cannot be denied that, following the end of apartheid in March 1992, […]

Explore South Africa: Live Q&A

Join our South Africa Buyer Catriona Felstead MW tomorrow, Tuesday 14th April, at 2pm when she takes to Twitter for a live question-and-answer session. She’ll be on hand to answer any wine-related queries, from the most common grape varieties grown in South Africa to the nature of vintages south of the equator. Read other posts about South […]

South Africa… A fresh start

In the first of our ‘re-postings’ of articles from our Number Three magazine, we republish a feature from 1992 on the history of the South African wine trade and its prospects in the wake of apartheid. The result of the March 1992 Referendum will probably be seen as an historical turning-point for South Africa, as critical for its […]

From one year to the next

As vintners south of the equator are busy harvesting, Catriona Felstead MW – New World Buyer – considers the importance of vintage variation in sunnier climes. On this side of the globe, it’s easy to forget that the vintage in the southern hemisphere takes place in February, March and April. Areas of Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, […]