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Ladreda 2008

Dinner on Friday at Aubergine restaurant in Cape Town to sample various wine supplied by the ever generous Jörg Pfützner, wine consultant by profession...

Domaines Ott Château Romassan Rosé 2009

Last night dinner at Paranga in Camp’s Bay with Christophe Renard, a director of Domaines Ott, three distinct estates in the Côtes de Provence...

Dornier Chenin Blanc 2010

Yesterday lunch at Bodega, the restaurant at Stellenbosch winery Dornier to sample winemaker JC Steyn’s three interpretations of Chenin Blanc. First the entry-level Cocoa Hill...

Simonsig Aurum Chardonnay 2007

With my sweetheart and me both feeling disinclined to fulfil grocery shopping duties for supper last night, we debated how best to dispense with...

Hillcrest Hornfels 2008

On Friday, a dinner to sample the new releases from Durbanville estate Hillcrest. The venue was a marquee next to the huge disused quarry...

Alto M.P.H.S. 2007

Stellenbosch farm Alto has had only four winemakers since it was first established, these being Manie Malan from (1920 to 1956), Piet du Toit...

Steenberg H.M.S. Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2010

On Wednesday lunch at the site of the Battle of Muizenberg for the launch of HMS Rattlesnake Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and the HMS Sphynx...

What “Skywalker” drank on 08.10.10

Skywalker says: " Pierre Olivier  Beaune Clos de Mouche 1962. Out of a half bottle, nearly 50 years old; restored my faith in great...