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Topical pic – the wines served at CE’s big Four-Oh b’day...

Yours truly turned 40 yesterday and here's why he feels like 50 today: Klein Optenhorst Méthode Cap Classique Pinot Noir 2009, Jordan Barrel Fermented...

Medal count for Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011

Judging for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011 is now complete, it having attracted 1 062 entries from 225 producers (compared to 1 014...

Topical pic – three new Cape Wine Masters graduate

Three new graduates were today awarded diplomas as Cape Wine Masters at a ceremony held at Lourensford in Somerset West. The graduates are Leigh Berrie...

Top 100 SA Wines 2011 results

Results of the inaugural Top 100 SA Wines 2011 competition were announced earlier today. Here are the winning wines in alphabetical order: Aaldering Vineyards Cabernet...

Topical pic – Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1983 under screw cap

A picture is worth a thousand words...

Topical pic – KWV Roodeberg 2009 bag-in-box

KWV Roodeberg 2009 packaged in 3-litre bag-in-box sells for 269 krona in Sweden (1SAK = 1.09ZAR), and if dooswyn enjoyed such stylish packaging back...

Topical pic – puff adder in Graham Beck Wines cellar

The hazards of making wine in Africa. This puff adder was spotted recently in the red wine cellar at Graham Beck Wines, Franschhoek.  

Topical pic: South Africa vs. New Zealand and lunch with Sebastian...

Difficult to concentrate on work when national side the Proteas is playing in a Cricket World Cup semi-final. As I was sneaking out for...