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Idiom 900 Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Robert Parker of erobertparker.com and The Wine Advocate has become something of pantomime villain in the world of wine on account of his supposed...

Waterkloof Sauvigon Blanc 2009

Dinner on Saturday night at Somerset West winery Waterkloof to celebrate our third wedding anniversary.  Ambiance at this ultra-modern restaurant with panoramic views: 10/10,...

Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2008

Disappointed by the Chenin Blanc-based Bellingham Fair Maiden 2008 recently (see here) and hoping to restore my faith in what producer-wholesaler DGB was capable...

Bellingham Fair Maiden 2008

This wine is an exotic blend of Chenin Blanc, Roussane, Verdelho, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay and Viognier, and given high ratings on release back in...

Dow’s 20 Year Old Aged Tawny Port

Or the one that caused all the trouble. After dinner on Tuesday night showcasing the best of Elim, Strandveld winemaker and host Conrad Vlok...

Le Soula Blanc 2006

A once-off social tasting with friends at the end of last year seems to be turning into a regular wine club, working title “The...

Guardian Peak Desert Lion 2004

Guardian Peak Desert Lion 2004 is something of a collector’s item, though I didn’t realize it at the time of drinking. Served at lunch...

Veuve Clicquot-Ponsardin Brut

One of my late dad’s stock lines was “Fornication like this, we need Champagne”.  We weren’t celebrating anything in particular yesterday, but decided...