Delheim White Muscadel 2008

South Africa makes some of the finest fortified dessert wines in the world and yet it is a category that is about as popular as vuvuzelas during a live World Cup broadcast. The point has been made often enough that more imaginative packaging would go some way to helping sales and Stellenbosch winery Delheim gets […]

June 17, 2010
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Plaisir de Merle Grand Plaisir 2007

Zonnebloem Lauréat 2007 is destined to become the stuff of legend after first winning a gold medal in the Bordeaux-style red blend class at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and then subsequently disqualified when it was discovered the wine contained a “dollop of Shiraz” (read more here). That the wine was stripped of […]

June 17, 2010
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Back labels that don’t suck: Springfield Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2006

‘Cause we need stuff  that doesn’t mention “cooling sea breezes” or advises that the wine “goes well with pizza, pasta, white meat, red meat or simply on its own”. Back label for Springfield Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2006 reads: Vines are unaware that humans turn their grapes into wine. They are destined to attract birds – […]

June 16, 2010
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What “Lucky” drank on 09.06

Lucky says: A good friend is a bit down after recently ending a relationship and I twist his arm to stop sulking alone and come over for a drink after work. We’re joined later on by an interesting new friend I’ve made. The evening passes with laughs, battle scar comparisons, excitement about the upcoming World […]

June 15, 2010
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Solms Delta Africana 2008 vs. Cirrus Syrah 2006

With hearty cassoulet on the menu for Sunday lunch, I thought the wines could afford to be on the more robust side. I put Solms Delta Africana 2008 (Shiraz desiccated on the vine) and Cirrus Syrah 2006 up against each other in a sort of vinous clash of the titans. The Africana proved a bemusing […]

June 14, 2010
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Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 1999

Ever since the maiden vintage 1997 rated 5 Stars in the 2000 edition of Platter’s, this wine has lead the way in terms of the Shiraz revolution that has swept South Africa over the past decade or so. In a tasting of reds ten years on from vintage conducted for WINE magazine last year, the […]

June 14, 2010
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What “Skywalker” drank on 13.06

Skywalker says:  The world is a crazy place when world-class Pinot Noir is coming out of Bairrada [Portugal]; this is great gear!”

June 13, 2010
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What “Gina” drank on 10.06

I had a very elegant French boyfriend a long time ago who told me that drinking wine with hot soup would crack your teeth! I was very sceptical of that but it comes to mind whenever I sit down to a hot bowl of soup. That being said, the other evening I went round to […]

June 13, 2010
by Christian
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