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

Chateau Pontet-Canet 2010


Last night, a tasting of Bordeaux from the much vaunted 2010 vintage hosted by Wine Cellar, the Cape Town-based fine wine merchants and cellarers. Two remarkable wines, the first being newly appointed St-Emilion First Growth Château Angélus, the … [Read more...]

Alta Vista Alto 2005 et al.

Naomi Campbell and Thembie Tobie - separated at birth?

Were there any World Cup omens to be had from a wine tasting held at Boland Cellar’s Northern Paarl facility yesterday?  Holland based Cees van Casteren, wine writer, educator and consultant hosted a formal blind tasting of 12 wine “icons” produced … [Read more...]

Ugaba 2008

Bruno and France Prats, Lowell Jooste

Call me a plebeian but I prefer the second-label Ugaba 2008 from Stellenbosch farm Anwilka to the property’s flagship 2008. Anwilka is the joint venture between Bruno Prats, former owner of Cos-d'Estournel in St-Estèphe, Hubert de Boüard de … [Read more...]