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RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2016 results

Results of the second annual RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 59 entries...

RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards 2015 results

Results of the inaugural RisCura Red Hot Wine Awards featuring Bordeaux-style red blends as made in South Africa are now out. 85 entries from...

Dombeya Fenix 2009

With the 2009 vintage, the Bordeaux-style red blend from Dombeya Wines owned by American businessman Preston Haskell changes name from Altus to Fenix, this...

Dombeya Merlot 2008

It’s not often that Merlot is the stand-out wine in a South African producers range but that’s certainly the case when it comes to...

Dombeya Wines: In sickness and in health…

In a nifty piece of product placement, Stellenbosch winery Haskell Vineyards announced today that its wines have been chosen to be served at the...

Haskell Pillars 2008

Haskell Vineyards is the Helderberg property acquired by international property and mining magnate Preston Haskell in 2002. Rianie Strydom, previously of Morgenhof, acted as...

Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

This blog is not purely an exercise in vanity so I’m sitting here drinking the rather good Dombeya Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (4½ Stars in...

Shiraz Challenge 2009 reviewed

With the 2010 WINE magazine Shiraz Challenge set to take place next week, panel member James Pietersen and I decided to do a calibration...