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Tim Atkin MW: Beyond the cellar door

Published:  04 October, 2019

The pencil was as sharp as a tack. The tasting sheets were beautifully designed, with just the right amount of information: geeky, yet precise, containing useful details about vineyards and vinification techniques, but no vapid tasting notes. The water bottle was freshly cooled, the glasses polished and well chosen, the wines at exactly the right temperature. Every tasting should be like this, I found myself thinking, settling into a comfortable chair.


New head winemaker for Distell

Published:  15 May, 2019

South African wine and spirits producer Distell has appointed Andrea Freeborough as its new head winemaker.


Distell to launch fine wine division

Published:  14 November, 2018

African wine, spirits and cider giant Distell is set to launch a new premium wine division with Nederburg as its flagship, Harpers can reveal.


Meet the buyers: Gregory Andrews, D Vine Cellars

Published:  01 August, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.