Buitenverwachting Christine 1995

The third annual Constantia Fresh festival organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events took place over Friday and Saturday and to begin proceedings, a blind tasting pitching Constantia reds against high-profile international wines. Pfützner, German born and an internationally certified sommelier is convinced that South Africa’s top wines go under-appreciated and hence sell at […]

February 27, 2012
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Domaine du Pegau Cuvée Laurence Chateauneuf du Pape 1995

Last night dinner cooked by chef Peter Tempelhoff of The Greehouse restaurant at Constantia’s The Cellars-Hohenhort hotel as a part of the first ever Big Bottle Festival organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events. A celebration of large format bottles. Wine of the night was Weingut Müller Scharzhofberger Auslese Mosel 2007 out of magnum […]

August 27, 2011
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Eagles’ Nest Shiraz 2008 vs. Domaine Clape Cornas 2007 vs. Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Shiraz 2006

At dinner last night as part of the second annual Constantia Fresh weekend organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events, another chance to see how South Africa stacks up against the best of France. Whereas the local wine industry generally had an unduly high opinion of the quality it was capable of 15 years […]

February 26, 2011
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Ataraxia Chardonnay 2007

When the recent Big 5 Tasting which saw five local wine producers go head to head with top French doppelgängers took place, there was no Chardonnay module. The question was put to organiser Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events why this was, and he proffered that South Africa didn’t have anything to touch Burgundy. While […]

December 14, 2010
by Christian
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The Big 5 Tasting and a grumpy email

I’m totally stoked to tell you that I will be attending the Big Five Tasting on behalf of Wine magazine. This event, set to take place on 11 December, is organised by Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events and sees five South African wines compared to some very eminent French counterparts. Wines involved include: Cape […]

November 19, 2010
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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 and party animal by nature.  The wines of Dirk Niepoort based in the Douro region of Portugal featured prominently, Pfützner having just returned from visiting with him. First up, Niepoort Tiara […]

October 25, 2010
by Christian
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Ashbourne 2001

After 30 years in the international wine trade, Johann Innerhofer now owns Capelands Estate together with partner Laura Mauri on Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West. This coming Saturday Innerhofer and Jörg Pfützner of Fine Wine Events are hosting a “Magnanimous Barolo & Truffle Dinner” at the property’s Restaurant Magniare. Wines from the excellent […]

August 23, 2010
by Christian
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