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New World Wine Maker

The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Wine People

What is it about wine that makes so many otherwise intelligent, interesting and ambitious people cling to habits and patterns that simply no longer work? To paraphrase from the best-selling business b…

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Judging a book by its cover

There has been an interesting debate in the wine industry the last few months, with the influential Platter’s South African Wine Guide in the middle of it.  The point of discussion is blind tasting…

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What’s in a wine score?

The wines I’ve made have been reviewed infrequently over the years. Different reviewers, different wines but the results have shown a predictable monotony: 84-89 points, nearly every time. Same with…

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