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Ingenuity Blends from Nederburg

Ingenuity Blends from Nederburg

Distell – the largest producer in South Africa or the largest exporter (it might even be both!) I’ve asked those really nice people at WOSA forRead More

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Boschendal, Stellenbosch

Brief Notes from a Tasting: Boschendal, Stellenbosch

Under the branches of an old, old oak tree a marvellous romp through a range of Boschendal wines. Hosted by Lizelle Gerber, Head White Wine Maker,Read More

Arabella Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Robertson, South Africa

Arabella Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Robertson, South Africa

On a whim I played with the Naked Wine Auctions over the weekend. Admittedly I did have a coupon for a discount off the final auctionRead More

Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc 2007 Stellenbosch, South Africa

Ken Forrester FMC Chenin Blanc 2007 Stellenbosch, South Africa

It’s a long, long story but I didn’t have that long with the mighty Ken Forrester; as the others drank and ate in the marvellous SaltRead More

Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Newton Johnson Winery, Walker Bay, South Africa

Even the hazy cloud cover couldn’t dampen the thrill of the view. After a gentle meander alongside the Onrust River passing Hamilton Russell and Bouchard FinlaysonRead More

In The Company of Wine People: brief notes from a tasting

In The Company of Wine People: brief notes from a tasting

The lovely lady in the picture is Isabel, Brand Development Manager for the Company of Wine People who led us through a marvellous tasting on theRead More

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block

Rudiger Gretcher is a fine fellow. Not only an excellent host during our meal at Reubens but entertaining plus he gave each of us a bottleRead More

Iona Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Elgin, South Africa

Iona Sauvignon Blanc, 2008, Elgin, South Africa

To reach Elgin take the N2 from Cape Town and keep going through the wine lands of Stellenbosch. Compared to the rash of vineyards covering theRead More

Brief notes from a tasting: Kleine Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch

Brief notes from a tasting: Kleine Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch

An ideal introducton to the wines and foods of South Africa – the award winning Terrior Restaurant in the Kleine Zalze Estate – one of SouthRead More

Chenin Blanc Comparison – Wine Blogging Wednesday

Chenin Blanc Comparison – Wine Blogging Wednesday

Two different wines can’t really be considered a representative sample. More a fun exercise to explore how differing wines from Up Top and Down Under compareRead More

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