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Wine of the Month: Understanding Cape Port

Fortified wines in South Africa has been popular since the 1800’s when it was very much in fashion to drink in Europe. Simon van der Stel’s wine was much loved by King George IV of England, King Louis-Philippe of France and yes even the very famous Napoleon Bonaparte—who, legend has it, requested a glass of this sweet nectar from South […]

WINE OF THE MONTH – PART III: Toasting Chardonnay

No! No! No! Put your glass down, we are not talking about that kind of toasting! In my previous article, I mentioned I will discuss a wooded Chardonnay for a later day . So here we, are as promised. As you know there are a number of things that can impact the final taste of a wine other than just […]

WINE OF THE MONTH: Chardonnay Part 2 – The Different Styles

Last time we spoke, I chatted to you about the basic background of Chardonnay! A little history, the different types of flavour profiles and what foods to enjoy with this beautiful wine! Today, I will discuss with you the 4 different styles: Unoaked, Wooded, Sparkling and Dessert. So without further loitering lets jump straight in, as we have a lot […]

WINE OF THE MONTH: Chardonnay!

Hey guys, how are you all coping with lockdown? Me, not to bad, well so far… We only on day 5! However, I do have like a ton of blogging that needs catching up on, so if you kindly don’t mind, you will be hearing from me more often! So where to begin… if you had to see my white […]

Wine Talk: The Holy Grail of Wine – Pinot Noir

Last month, my boozy friends, we discussed Pinot Blanc, this month, I will be chatting to you about the red version… Pinot Noir.  Pinot Noir is one of my favourite red wines, it has this beautiful red colour – more of a light garnet. Has this amazing nose of red fruits and berries with a slight hint of barnyard which […]

Pinot Blanc South Africa’s Own Little Hens’ Teeth Wine

Pinot Blanc? Never heard of it. That was until last night and my mind was blown… AGAIN! This seems to happen to me a lot lately! People have book clubs…me, I join a wine club. Once a month, hosted by the Worcester Wine and Olive Route  we get together and taste some delightful wines, which are in Worcester and Breedekloof […]

Pinotage – Why the Love Hate Relationship?

Pinotage! What comes to mind if you think about a bottle of Pinotage? Is it a love, or is it a hate? The Pinotage cultivar is sadly known as the dark horse within the Red Wine World. I read on Cape Town Magazine’s website which summons it up quite nicely. You are welcomed to read the full article here! “If […]

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