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 on the farm – up to 1984, what was then Anglo Alpha had used the property to obtain rock for use in the production of concrete and road base and hence […]

October 18, 2010
by Christian
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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 (1959 to 1982), Hempies du Toit (1983 to 2000) and Schalk van der Westhuizen (2001 until present), and the new ultra-premium wine  M.P.H.S. 2007 bears the first-name initials of these individuals. […]

October 15, 2010
by Christian
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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 Chardonnay 2010, two new wines from Constantia winery Steenberg. In a world of twee wine names, two to conjure with: Rattlesnake and Sphynx, being part of the squadron of ten Royal […]

October 15, 2010
by Christian
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Topical pic: 2010 Nedbank Green Wine Awards judging completed

Judging for the second annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards to be reported on in the December issue of Wine magazine was completed earlier today. The panel consisted of Miguel Chan of Southern Sun Deluxe Hotels, Ginette de Fleuriot of Vinimark, Allan Mullins of Woolworths, Haskell Vineyards winemaker Rianie Strydom and me. There were 50 entries compared […]

October 12, 2010
by Christian
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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 cellaring; beautiful.” Here you get to reminisce not just about bottles drunk but also great meals eaten and the crazy, crazy gang that was there at the time. Send photos and […]

October 12, 2010
by Christian
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KWV The Mentors Shiraz 2008

As featured in the last issue of Business Day WANTED: In the mid-1990s, KWV went from South Africa’s super co-operative to just another big wine company struggling for a share of the domestic and international wine and spirits market. Is it going to succeed, wonder industry observers? Well, if what’s in the bottle has got […]

October 12, 2010
by Christian
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2011 Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Guide: CE’s top wines

The 2011 Ultra Liquors Best Value Wine Guide compiled by Wine magazine features wines selling at a maximum of R60 a bottle.  There were 969 wines submitted for potential inclusion in the guide, of which 419 achieved the necessary rating of 2½ Stars or better.  That’s still a lot of wine to choose from so […]

October 11, 2010
by Christian
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Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2007 vs. Iona Sauvignon Blanc 2007

To go with tomato and blue cheese tart for lunch yesterday, two bottle of Sauvingon Blanc 2007 from Elgin producer Iona, one closed with cork, the other screwcap. What was surprising about this exercise wasn’t that the two wines showed differently but just how marked the difference was. The wine under cork was significantly more […]

October 11, 2010
by Christian
with 2 Comments
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