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Christian Eedes

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Topical pic: Which top Stellenbosch property betrays signs of severe leafroll...

Leafroll virus is generally considered the biggest limitation to further quality advancements in the South African wine industry, the most important effect of the...

Klein Optenhorst Brut Rosé 2009

Yesterday, I undertook the always interesting exercise of comparing the effect of different dosages on a bubbly that’s about to be finally bottled. My...

Waterkloof Circle of Life White 2009

Paul Boutinot, one of the UK’s leading wine importers, set out in 1993 to search the world for a site capable of producing “truly...

Make love, drink Champagne

From Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, chief executive of Champagne house Taittinger quoted on Decanter.com: 'I am worried about pensions. I am worried about the debt of our...

What Fiona McDonald drank on 04.06

Thought I'd take you up on the offer of sharing what I drank... not quite last night, but I successfully avoided my laptop all...

Constantia Uitsig Semillon 2009

One of the producers I will be reviewing for Platter’s 2011 is Constantia Uitsig and on Monday, I joined viticulturist and winemaker André Rousseau...

Bredell’s Cape Vintage Reserve Port 1997

My sister-in-law Melissa is very chuffed with herself for having managed to get back into size 28 jeans after adopting a programme of careful...

KWV 10 Year Old Brandy

Brandy leads to this. Great hangover song.