Tuesday October 20, 2020

Wine: Fruits of the garden of Elgin

South Africa is finally leaving its unsavoury past behind and producing world-class wines that deserve our attention

11th June, 2017
The Elgin Valley in the western Cape, South Africa

South African wine has been on a wild rollercoaster of popularity for the last 20 years. There was a sudden rush of interest in South African wines in the immediate aftermath of the end of apartheid, as many consumers were both curious and perhaps anxious to show support for the new Nelson Mandela government. Sales skyrocketed.

By the early 2000s, Dublin boasted two dedicated South African wine shops, each sporting the name Vaughan Johnson, a European...

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