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

Hutcheson Port Colheita 1947

Old but not cold.

Last night, a glass or two of Hutcheson Port Colheita 1947, still pretty impressive despite the bottle having significant ullage. The occasion was dinner at Waterkloof restaurant, hosted by Cees van Casteren to celebrate his Master of Wine … [Read more...]

Is SA Chenin Blanc really that good?

Cees van Casteren

I’m still waiting for my April issue of Decanter to arrive in the letter box, but a recent posting on A Word from the Herd, the Fairview Wine blog alerted me to a tasting report in the UK magazine that is going to upset many local Chenin Blanc … [Read more...]

Louis Bovard Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette

Louis Bovard Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette

To start proceedings at the World Cup tasting held at Boland Cellar on Tuesday (see previous post), three vintages of Dézaley Grand Cru Médinette from highly regarded Swiss producer Louis Bovard. Swiss cheese and Swiss chocolate we’re all familiar … [Read more...]