Christine’s love affair with wine started when she joined the then Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery after a Johannesburg FMCG marketing career.
Enrolling in the Cape Wine Academy, she achieved her Cape Wine Master qualification in 1986; left SFW to run the CWA for seven years; and has since been occupied with consultancy work, wine-judging, -lecturing and -writing.
Christine has been a taster for this guide since the 2003 edition. She has a wine column in Die Burger and Beeld newspapers, writes freelance for other publications, and has published two editions of A Guide to the Winelands of the Cape. She travels widely, tastes on a variety of local and international panels, and looks forward to working with wine for years to come.