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Vertical Tasting of Sadie Family Wines Columella

South Africa, Verticals & Retrospectives

Stephen Tanzer, Jan 2015

I first met Eben Sadie in 2002, on my initial visit to South Africa’s beautiful Cape region. Prior to the trip, I had heard rumors from my spies about a fascinating new “garage” wine that was going to shake up the South African wine industry.

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The 2014 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

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Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2014

The upcoming 30th annual Cape Winemakers Guild auction offers a unique buying opportunity for American wine lovers interested in picking up some scarce and distinctive South African wines

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The 2013 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

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Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2013

The upcoming 29th annual Cape Winemakers Guild auction offers a terrific buying opportunity for American wine lovers interested in picking up some scarce and excellent South African wines from some of the country's most talented winemakers

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The Best New Wines from South Africa

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Stephen Tanzer, May 2013

My extensive tastings of new releases from South Africa in March and April were a bittersweet adventure

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The 2012 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

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Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2012

American wine lovers interested in picking up some scarce and excellent South African wines will find it easier than ever to participate in the annual Cape Winemakers Guild auction, thanks to the implementation of on-line bidding this year

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The 2011 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

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Stephen Tanzer, Sep 2011

The recent strength in the U.S. dollar offers American wine lovers an even better opportunity to pick up some scarce and superb South African

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Focus on South Africa

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Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2011

If Argentine wine is led by an iconic superstar (malbec), then South Africa fields a more well-rounded team with many talented players

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Focus on South Africa

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Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2009

Providing comprehensive coverage of South Africa’s best wines this winter was an adventure due to the instability of this category in the U

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Focus on South Africa

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Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2007

If you’re more concerned with what’s on the label than what’s in the bottle, I will probably never convince you to look into South African wine

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Focus on South Africa

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Stephen Tanzer, Mar 2005

I am happy to offer extensive coverage of South African wine in the current issue, based on two dozen visits I made to some of the Cape region's top wineries during a brilliantly sunny late-winter week at the end of August, and on extensive tastings of new releases from these and many more producers in New York this winter