MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Ordinary wine tarnishes image of extraordinary producers

MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Ordinary wine tarnishes image of extraordinary producers

2021-12-01 09:07:00 AM

MICHAEL FRIDJHON: Ordinary wine tarnishes image of extraordinary producers

Ungenerous but expensive entry-level tipple casts a shadow over high-end wineries’ deluxe classics, writes Michael Fridjohn

01 December 2021 - 05:00Two tastings, conducted on the same day, set me thinking about two different dynamics within the Western Cape’s fine wine industry: cynical commercial production and terroir-driven craft.The first observation emerged from a blind tasting of nine largely current vintage shirazes; the second came from a vertical of Sebastian Beaumont’s chenin blancs...

BPremiumThis article is reserved for our subscribers.A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Read more: Business Day »

Bongani Baloyi joins ActionSA

The party made the announcement during a press briefing on Monday. Read more >>

Gazprom reports record profit as prices soar in gas-starved EuropeWorld’s leading gas producer benefits from surge in prices amid a supply crunch in Europe Where's your cheap green energy now?

Oil recovers ahead of Opec meetingProducers prepare to discuss how to respond to the threat of a hit to fuel demand from the Omicron variant

Dropping Ronaldo was my decision, says Man United's CarrickManchester United caretaker boss Michael Carrick said it was his decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo for Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea and that he had received no input on team selection from Ralf Rangnick, who is due to take over as interim manager. Stupid decision, I mean he's their top scorer..he just scored mid Stupid decision, I mean he's their top scorer and he scored midweek..you bench him playing the table toppers? He doesn't deserve to coach man u with such amateur decisions .