Tim James on wine

Second fiddle

Second fiddle

Two of the three Solms-Astor wines take their names from vernacular dances.

Shortly after delivering my May column to Mr Nose I felt obliged to wonder if something wasn't putting me firmly in my place. I'd made airy observations on what seemed a uniquely South African tradition of naming grand wines after proprietorial family members, with a very definite definitive in front: The Joshua, The Jem, etc. 

Then i noticed two bits of current international wine news.

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