What I Drank Last Night
Good Booze. Good Food. Good Company.


Peter Falke Signature Syrah 2012

Sock it to me.

Peter Falke Wines, the Stellenbosch winery owned by the German sock manufacturer of the same name, has remained pretty low-profile since its first bottling in 2003. However, the accomplished Rianie Strydom was recently appointed consultant winemaker … [Continue reading]

Strandveld Adamastor 2009 vs. Oak Valley Mountain Reserve 2009

Pair with spaghetti vongole.

As an aperitif last night, the Adamastor 2009 from Strandveld in Elim. With lunch today, The OV 2009 from Oak Valley in Elgin. The former a blend of 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc, the latter 81% Sauvignon Blanc and 19% Semillon. The former … [Continue reading]

Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Pleasurable.

Today is the tasting for the Sanlam Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014 (previously the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report presented by Sanlam Private Investments) and by way of calibration, a bottle of Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 … [Continue reading]

Silvermist Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Green but not green.

An exciting discovery at the Constantia Food and Wine Festival held over the past weekend was the Sauvignon Blanc 2013 from Silvermist (R140 a bottle). The vineyards are situated high on the mountain – the entrance to the property is just after … [Continue reading]

Zonnebloem Pinotage 1975

Golden oldie.

Distell-owned Zonnebloem is apparently enjoying double digit growth year on year as “youngsters” (25 to 30 year olds) connect with the heritage of a brand which has existed since the1940s. How to build on this? For one thing, get hot-shot … [Continue reading]

Top 100 SA Wines 2014 results

Top 100 SA Wines

The Top 100 SA Wines competition, now in its fourth year, attracted 491 entries up 15% on 2013. Le Riche Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon won a "Wine Consistency Award", the only wine to feature among the winners in each of the four tastings to … [Continue reading]