An ode to Sémillon… In light of the scandalous lack of Aussie Semillon in this country, and my mild disappointment when I finally tasted a sound Aussie example, I thought… Read More
Durbanville Hills’ Tangram White Blend 2018
My father called this wine outstanding. He’s not wrong. He’s been tasting some seriously nice stuff from around the world as he helps me pour blind flights. This stood out… Read More
BlankBottle Manon de Sources 2016
BlankBottle is one of two wineries who always make me feel safe. I find myself retreating to these wines any time I’m confused, overwhelmed, or feeling despondent about wine. They… Read More
The Vineyard Party Here be Dragons 2018
First bottled in 2007, so I’m sure you’ve all seen this wine. Jolette Steyn, the winemaker, is one of the friendliest and most welcoming wine geeks in Cape Town. I… Read More
Groot Constantia Gouverneurs Reserve 2018
Inspired by a stroll through the Groot Constantia vineyards one…I thought why not open a Gouverneurs Reserve all by myself on a Monday? My Mondays and Tuesdays are flexible, and… Read More
Cape of Good Hope Laing Groendruif 2019
It’s funny how long it took me to realise that this label is all in Afrikaans! Every single word. Even the map on the back label is in Afrikaans.
Magna Carta Skin Contact Semillon 2018
I’m afraid I don’t know much about the grapes in this wine, nor how it was made. So let’s forego the intro and jump straight into the wine.
Constantia Royale Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Shall we complete the full set of Constantia farms? Last night’s Wine Wise Sauvignon Blanc session was a great excuse to finally taste and document the new kids on the… Read More