Following my recent tasting at 15 top wine estates across South Africa, here is my pick of the top ten reds for current drinking or laying down.
South American whites and reds have improved so much in the last decade, they now offer great value substitutes to other New World countries - at attractive price.
What we need at this time of year are hearty winter warmers to serve with roasts, stews, spicy salami or mild curries. Here is my pick of the top ten from around the world to suit a variety of tastes and food matches.
Alcohol levels are rising in wine and consumers are now starting to question this new phenomenon.
Soft, juicy and cheap. That is how I remember Romanian Pinot Noir.