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The tea-room scene from Withnail and I

In the absence of anything of very great interest to post, one of my favourite bits of cinema ever, from the 1986 production Withnail...

Gabriëlskloof Viognier 2009

While I very much expect Maties to beat Ikeys as they duly did in last night’s Varsity Cup rugby match, I don’t expect to...

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins belts it out at Vergelegen

“There’s no need to liven up a Tchaikovsky piano concerto. It’s lively enough already,” observed my wife as we listened to a particularly energetic...

De Trafford Keermont Chenin Blanc 2001

De Trafford Keermont 2001 made by David Trafford was joint winner of the 2002 Wine magazine Chenin Blanc Challenge 2002 and if the competition...

Simonsig The SMV 2009

Simonsig The SMV 2009 is a blend of 59% Shiraz, 40% Mourvèdre and 1% Viognier. Juice drawn off in the case of the two...

Anura Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2009

Though Anura is situated on the Paarl-facing slopes of the Simonsberg, this ambitious winery quickly worked out that if it was going to have...

De Trafford Straw Wine 2003 vs. Lammershoek Straw Wine 2009

Last night an interesting contrast in styles when De Trafford Straw Wine 2003 was put up against Lammershoek Straw Wine 2009, the former being...

Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

Last night a meeting of our social tasting group, the theme of the evening Cabernet Sauvignon. Two flights, the first featuring wines from 2001...