Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010: Dr Tony Jordan interview

During the course of the 2010 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, international judge Dr Tony Jordan chairs the panel that is responsible for reviewing the 127 Shiraz entries. From the moment he first encounters it, he is particularly taken with the wine that goes on to be judged not only best in class but best […]

May 17, 2010
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Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2010: Alex Hunt interview

Alex Hunt is the most likeable, well-spoken heretic you could possibly come across. Past captain of the Oxford University blind wine-tasting team and now purchasing director of UK wine shippers and wholesalers Berkmann Wine Cellars and Master-of-Wine-in-training, he thinks South African Sauvignon Blanc is not all it’s cracked up to be. One of the international […]

May 17, 2010
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Haskell IV 2007

“It takes 20 years to become an overnight sensation,” says Grant Dodd, general manager of Haskell Vineyards. In which case the Stellenbosch property owned by Preston Haskell, an American businessman based in Moscow is tracking well. The maiden-release Pillars Shiraz 2007 has straightaway emerged as a local benchmark winning gold at the Old Mutual Trophy […]

May 15, 2010
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Waterford Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

It was my wife’s birthday yesterday and being a woman of healthy appetites, she opted for a celebratory lunchtime steak. HQ restaurant and bar situated on Heritage Square in the Cape Town city centre was the destination. Here the menu is limited to a salad followed by a sirloin steak with café de Paris butter […]

May 13, 2010
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Vilafonté Series C 2006

If Them Crooked Vultures, the alliance between Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme, Dave Grohl previously of Nirvana and now of Foo Fighters, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin is a muso’s album, then Bordeaux-style red Vilafonté Series C 2006 is a winemaker’s wine. Series C ‘06 is imposing (it had enough presence […]

May 10, 2010
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Saxenburg Shiraz Select 2005

Stellenbosch property Saxenburg today released the 2005 vintage of its deluxe Shiraz Select, the wine selling for R650 a bottle from the farm. That might sound pricy but it’s already got big endorsement by way of a 5-Star rating in the current edition of Platter’s while production was capped at 250 cases meaning it’s not […]

May 8, 2010
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Môreson Pinotage 2008

A concession that had to be made last night in order to keep the peace with darling meant I had to forego the Proteas vs. New Zealand in the World Twenty20 to watch e.tv chick flick Elisabethtown starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst (verdict: excruciating). We were having spicy Moroccan beef and chickpea soup so […]

May 7, 2010
by Christian
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