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


La Bri Merlot 2010

How Merlot can you go?

Last night I revisited the Merlot 2010 from La Bri in Franschhoek for the first time since it won the trophy for best in class at the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. I was on the panel along with Angela Lloyd and Anthony Rose which judged Merlot and … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on South African Chardonnay

Anthony Rose of UK newspaper The Independent

“South African Chardonnay has undergone a major improvement," says  Anthony Rose, UK wine writer, chair of the Australian panel at the Decanter World Wine Awards and one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on regionality

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What’s the general perception of South African wine in the UK right now? “You need to make a distinction between the person who buys from a supermarket and the person who buys from an independent wine merchant,” says Anthony Rose, UK wine … [Read more...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012: Anthony Rose on wine and old media

Anthony Rose of UK newspaper The Independent

“The decline of wine coverage in print titles is illogical,” says Anthony Rose, long-serving wine correspondent of The Independent newspaper in the UK and one of the three international judges at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. “It’s partly … [Read more...]