Love ya, Tim, but your reign as the Only Wine Writer Who Matters is over – and so are the days when a point system dictated what we drank. There are now a thousand sources to help us find and enjoy more wine. Here are three we trust.
THE APP Snap a photo of any wine label with your phone. Boom: The Vivino app gives you crowd-sourced tasting notes, the average retail price and suggested food pairings. Somehow it works on restaurant wine lists, too. Twenty million users can’t be wrong.
THE BLOG Tim James’s blog (grape. co.za) bursts with irreverent reviews. A worthy source coming from the Platter’s judge and associate editor.
THE E-SHOP The superb winecellar. co.za is SA’S finest online wine merchant, specialising in both local and international wines, as well as wine events and cellaring, whether you’re a newbie, a seasoned taster or somewhere in between. The team is led by renowned wine aficionado Roland Peens.