What I Drank Last Night
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Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2004

All grown up.

Judging the Shiraz category with Australian wine industry legend Brian Croser, it was remarkable how reluctant he was to commit to a score for very young wines (2010 and 2011) on account of how primary and unresolved he thought they were, typically … [Read more...]

Terroir Al Límit Dits del Terra 2008 vs. Terroir Al Límit Les Manyes 2008

Site specific.

A tasting of nine wines from Priorat courtesy of the Cape Winemakers Guild last night and presented by Eben Sadie, who has made wine there since 2001. Shades of Iggy Pop addressing the Freemasons but really worthwhile despite that. A potted … [Read more...]

The Swartland Revolution 2011

Where it all went down.

Can elegance be achieved in a hot climate? The 2011 Swartland Revolution began with a tasting of various vintages and manifestations of Clape Cornas, and moderator Eben Sadie said the appeal for him of these wines were that they were “austere, … [Read more...]

A.A. Badenhorst Family Wines White 2007

A "sex is on fire" kind of wine.

With the second annual Swartland Revolution set to take place on 11.11.11 plus the following day, expect saturation social media coverage of the wines from Adi Badenhorst, Andrea and Chris Mullineux and Eben Sadie as well as host of other indie … [Read more...]

The Great Pork Belly Party – the reds


On Saturday one of those semi-regular gatherings of friends were the meal is pre-determined and those attending must bring suitable wine. To eat, slow roasted pork belly; to drink, an extraordinarily wide array of wines. As an aperitif, Champagne … [Read more...]

Sadie Family Wines Columella 2007 vs. Rustenberg Peter Barlow 2006

Both named after some historical dudes.

After three days of judging the Best Value Wine Guide 2012 (featuring wines below R60 a bottle) sponsored by Ultra Liquors and to be disseminated with Ramsay media travel title Getaway now that it’s former stablemate Wine is no longer, two big-ticket … [Read more...]