The tea-room scene from Withnail and I

In the absence of anything of very great interest to post, one of my favourite bits of cinema ever, from the 1986 production Withnail and I, written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant as Withnail and Paul McGann as “I”.

March 9, 2011
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Elim investigated

Yesterday a tasting of all current release Elim wines towards generating a list of recommendations to appear in an article I’m writing for UK magazine Decanter. The venue was Belthazar restaurant at the V&A Waterfront and also involved were John Loubser, cellarmaster at Constantia winery Steenberg and James Pietersen, Platter’s taster and beverage manager for […]

February 23, 2011
by Christian
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Actor Michael Douglas disses wine tasting in Vanity Fair

In the March issue of Vanity Fair, actor Michael Douglas, famous for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, answers the Proust Questionnaire. In response to the question “What do you consider the most over-rated virtue?”, he replies “Wine tasting”. Robert Mugabe is the “living person he most despises” so we don’t completely disagree […]

February 23, 2011
by Christian
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Cathy van Zyl MW on Chenin Blanc

Some thoughts on the Chenin Blanc category from Cathy van Zyl MW and panel member at  this year’s Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge: Interesting but challenging class to judge because of the diversity of styles from the fresh fruit/acid attack versions to the rich, botrytised and oaked creations. There also seemed to be a fair […]

February 20, 2011
by Christian
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Testalonga El Bandito Cortez 2009

Recently I reviewed the Syrah 2008 from Swartland property Lammershoek on this blog noting that I was “a little underwhelmed” by it on account of it showing “super-ripe fruit on nose and palate” while it also seemed “short on freshness and tannic grip”. Shortly after the posting went live, I had an email from Carla […]

February 7, 2011
by Christian
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Cape Winemakers Guild: Quo vadis?

Read the article I wrote on the Cape Winemakers Guild that appeared in the February issue of Uk magazine here.

February 3, 2011
by Christian
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How do wine writers make a living?

Interesting posts (and plenty of comment) about the difficulties of making money from wine writing online recently from two high-profile bloggers, one by Jamie Goode of Wineanorak.com and the other by Dr. Vino aka Tyler Colman. Goode writes “I suspect those who approach online from a print mindset, and value their own work too highly […]

January 13, 2011
by Christian
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Revisiting South Africa’s Pinotage

Read the article I wrote on Pinotage that appeared in the December issue of UK magazine Decanter here.

December 13, 2010
by Christian
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