It felt unfair to tease you with two pages of notes on diversity, and then barely mention one of the points. Look, I’m just really bad at public speaking! Let’s… Read More
Don’t drink and walk on the road?
What’s behind this strange warning label on the back of some South African wine bottles? We’ve had many giggles about this seemingly funny warning that appears on the back of… Read More
Let’s start at the very beginning
I’ve often wondered ‘why do I love wine?’. And in toying with the idea of starting a blog, ‘what would my first post be?’. Questions that I was hesitant to… Read More
Migliarina Luminosity Blanc de Noir 2022
I don’t often have much to say about pale coloured pink wines: it’s wine, you drink it. Sure, this is wine. And yes, I am drinking it. But I have oodles… Read More
Il Geco Sauvignon Blanc 2021
This Sauvignon Blanc is one the still wines that I begged Clarise Sciocatti, the winemaker, for after falling hard for her sparklings. It’s not often that Sauvignon Blanc surprises you… Read More
Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy
What to expect of the Michael Fridjhon Wine Judging Academy.
Domäne Wachau Weissenkirchen Grüner Veltliner Smaragd 2020
We don’t import Grüner Veltliner in South Africa. Which made this major grape variety a bit of a problem for an upcoming exam. Friends and their suitcases to the rescue!… Read More
Less is More Wines
White space terrifies me. Whether it’s a blank pricey watercolour sheet, notation sheet, or even lined paper. So much expectation, so many options, and so much opportunity. Where to start?… Read More
Samesyn Syrah 2022
When your wine buddies release their very first wine. And it’s a cool climate Syrah from the bottom of Africa. And includes not 1, but 2 cats on the enchanting… Read More
Laborie Taillefert White 1988
I have a weakness for aged white wines. So when I saw this ’88 mystery on Wine Cellar, I had to have it!
Bott Csontos Furmint 2017
I flipped the fuck out when I was asked to share an ‘interesting’ wine with a group of educated but mostly strangers last week. Not for lack of interesting wines… Read More