What I Drank Last Night
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Bunnahabhain 18 Year Old

Bunnahabhain brand manager Lizanne Mouton.

South Africa is the fifth biggest market by volume and the seventh biggest by value for Scotch whisky. About 150 000 litres of single malt get sold here and Bunnahabhain is Distell’s offering, currently selling some 4 500 litres. From Islay, … [Read more...]

Longridge Pinotage 2012


No decent Pinotage for ages and then two come along at once. Still reflecting on how good the Radford Dale Frankenstein 2013 is, I had chance to open the Longridge 2012 (R110 a bottle) and was again dead impressed. Apparently the wine represents … [Read more...]

Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2013

Serve with pizza, pasta or simply on its own.

After more than my fair share of haggis, salmon, Aberdeen Angus beef  and, yes, whisky while in Scotland courtesy of liquor marketing company Edward Snell and Co, some comfort food and drink was required upon my return to South Africa and so it was … [Read more...]

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2014: Call for submissions

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In conjunction with RisCura, a global financial services provider, I am pleased to announce that the White Hot Wine Awards featuring Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends will again be taking place this year. A tasting is proposed to establish the top … [Read more...]

Radford Dale Frankenstein Pinotage 2013

Come up to the lab and see what's on the slab.

Calling your Pinotage “Frankenstein” recalling novelist Mary Shelley’s  monster who becomes terrifying to its creator appeals to my sense of humour especially when the actual wine is anything but. Frankenstein Pinotage fits among the Winery of … [Read more...]

Rivendell Sauvignon Blanc 2012


It’s nearly August and judging for this year’s rounds of the Absa Top 10 Pinotage Competition and the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge are concluded, results to be announced shortly. The FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition seems to be … [Read more...]