Wine of the Month (April 2019)

I have been very quiet on this page the past year; but it took one brilliant wine to get me in front of my computer and tell you about it. Read more about some wonderful wine farms I have visited in Constantia here. As you know I am a huge fan of big red wines. [...]

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winners Announced

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August, commemorating 22 years of Absa’s involvement with the Pinotage Association, and setting the benchmark for South Africa’s most successful “indigenous” wine variety. The panel of judges for the 2018 competition [...]

New Vintage Release of Delheim’s Vegan-Friendly Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc

Cellar gems put the sparkle back into Meatless Mondays A pair of Delheim's latest wine releases is sure to put a spring in the step of wine-lovers who are vegans. That's because unlike most other wineries, the famous Stellenbosch winery used zero animal products traditionally used in winemaking to produce its 2018 Delheim Pinotage Rosé and [...]

Wine of the month (January ’18)

January is normally the month that most of us wants to reduce our alcohol intake.  Here is my solution.  All-new Lautus Savvy White hits the spot without the guilt. A smart low-calorie sip, big on flavour to revolutionise your lifestyle. Meet Lautus Savvy White – South Africa’s very first de-alcoholised wine, crafted like no other [...]

Wine of the Month (December ’17)

  Excellent wine, excellent setting with passion – Eikendal Wine Estate My last wine for 2017 is the Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. This was an exceptional year in Stellenbosch. The Eikendal Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 received top honours with a  Double Gold status. Tim Atkin gave this wine 93/100 points in his recent 2107 South Africa Special [...]

Wine of the Month (November ’17)

Spier is a household name for so many people, I just live down the road so I am so spoiled to go there often to taste all the new vintages.  When I tasted the Creative block 2, I just knew this was definitely on my blog for November it is so fruity, grenadilla and floral [...]