Roger Jones of the Harrow at Little Bedwyn

Roger Jones concludes his South African tour with a clarion call to the UK to stock up!

22 Jan 2015 | By Roger Jones

The South Africa wine industry generally seems to be fighting a battle to persuade the UK that it produces not only premium quality wines but that they deserve a higher price for these wines. Having seen one notable exchange between a formidable UK Importer and equal South African producer regarding prices it would seem that not all is rosy in the Cape garden.

Jones had the chance to enjoy a 1969 Lanzerac Pinotage with Anthony Hamilton Russell

Roger Jones' South African journey covers sublime Pinotgate and bush vine Chardonnay

19 Jan 2015 | By Roger Jones

First visit of the day was not the usual looking winery, but a bungalow in the middle of a housing estate; Thorne and Daughters, and sadly the daughters were too busy to meet me as they were both attending primary school!

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Roger Jones finds gold in them thar hills of Stellenbosch

15 Jan 2015 | By Roger Jones

Over the last 18 months many ‘British Agents’ have been trawling through Stellenbosch looking for gold, whether it be in the ‘golden triangle’ off the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain or further up the Devon Valley. Investment has certainly been key to many of the new star farms (wineries), not only in money but time with some of these ‘new’ farms now some 10 years old. Botanica Sadly the name ...

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15 Mar 2013 | Updated: 05 Jul 2013 | By Andrew Catchpole

To purchase the full report, priced £99 (ex-VAT), go to the Harpers Shop. This could well be South Africa’s year, so say its proponents and supporters in the UK trade. As do high-profile writers ranging from Tim Atkin MW to Neal Martin, both of whom have singled the country out as being the most exciting New World producer today - and they are not alone. There is a groundswell ...

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