RULE #7

Gourmet (South Africa) - - HOW TO DRINK -

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.

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