Wine: Cape of good hope
An outward-looking, collegiate spirit has fostered a new generation of dynamic South African winemakers, writes our resident Master of Wine
Paternoster was like a postcard from a Greek island, with white-washed buildings framing the blue sea. Unlike the Aegean, there the Atlantic brought a shock of cold to wash away the night before.
The Swartland Heritage Festival had been designed to bring together the best winemakers and grape growers of the region over a series of talks and tastings. It was an opportunity to raise questions and to realise that a rising tide lifts all...
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