The wine anorak is pleased to present Greg Sherwood as a
columnist. A South African national, he will be making regular contributions to the
wineanorak, reporting on the latest events in the South African wine scene. He has a
background in marketing, and is now involved in the wine trade (as marketing
manager of Handford wine). Greg has recently
completed his Diploma 2 wine degree through the Cape Wine Academy and has
now been accepted onto the prestigious MW (Master of Wine) course.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bouchard Finlayson's Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir 2001
wine: one point of view
Is scoring wines a sensible thing to do? And which scoring system
should we be using?
classic from Boekenhoutskloof
To drink or not to drink? The Boekenhoutskloof Syrah
Greg discusses the recent accusations that South African
winemakers have been faking their Sauvignons by adding flavour
- A taste for
Tales of venerable old wines are a part of wine fokelore. Greg
recounts his experiences with a youthful-tasting 70 year-old bottle
- South African
A guide to the wineries that we should looking out for, originally
written as a guide to the 2002 London trade fair.
Parkerization of South African wine: is it imminent?
The effect of Parker scores on the market is well known, but as yet
the great man hasn't focused his attention of South Africa's best. Is
this about to happen, and would it be a good thing?
- South Africa's
A useful guide to the wines that are making waves in the South
African wine scene at the moment.
- The millennium
vintage in South Africa
The 2000 vintage has been celebrated in Bordeaux, but how has it been
in South Africa? Here's Greg's appraisal.
- Yonder Hill
winery: the art of winemaking
Tasting the wines from premium Stellenbosch winery Yonder
- South African
wines at the London International Wine & Spirit Fair 2001: stealing
Greg Sherwood is bowled over by the South African wines on show at the
2001 London wine trade fair -- some stunning wines that by all accounts
totally overshadowed the other new world representation.
- It's Nederberg
Auction time again!
Greg reports from the 27th Nederberg
Auction in Paarl, South Africa's leading annual sale of fine wines.
- Vintage anomalies: South Africa's
top 1996 reds revealed
Although the 1996 vintage in South Africa has a poor reputation, some producers
managed to make some surprisingly good wines. Greg's on the case!
- The art of wine mediocrity
While technology in the cellar has eliminated most winemaking faults, it is
also leading to a new generation of correct but bland 'industrial' wines.
- South African wine giant in the
Merger mania hits the South African wine industry
- Mastering the millennium
Greg's tips for a healthy and stress-free life in the modern world
- Politics of the vine --
Import restrictions and protectionism are still a problem facing South
African wines in Europe
- New pretenders to the SA
Results from the Wine Magazine/ABSA private bank Pinotage Champion 2000
- Who said the Japanese only drink
Burgundy and Bordeaux?
South African wines perform well at the Tokyo Vinexpo
- Let the festivities commence
The Cape Times Waterfront Wine Festival
- The South African wine industry
through rosť tinted glasses
Greg examines why rose is not more popular in South Africa.
- I heard it through the
South African wine industry news and gossip, July 2000
- That single vineyard sensation
Premium producers in South Africa are turning to single vineyard wines in an
effort to unearth the potential of their 'terroirs'. Greg describes some of the
fore-runners in this movement.
- I heard it through the grapevine
South African wine industry gossip, June 2000
- Noble cultivars make a noble
Is a blend of Sauvignon blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon just a marketing gimmick? Not
according to wineanorak's South African-based columnist Greg Sherwood, who describes an
interesting new project from Franschhoek.
- Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
joins the ranks of the upper classes
Greg Sherwood reports on a new South African Cabernet that looks set to become one of
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