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

Hillock Mile High Non-vintage

For the thrill of it.

Our daughter Zoë Mathilda Eedes was born on 11 June 2009 and the wine of her birth year I’m backing to serve at her 21st birthday is the Cape Vintage Reserve Port from Calitzdorp winery De Krans. But we all know the Klein Karoo produces good … [Read more...]

Spot review: Chardonnay

Mont Rochelle Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2008

A selection of recently received Chardonnay samples tasted sighted and scored according to the 20-point system: Mont Rochelle Barrel Fermented 2008 Franschhoek – 13.5% Pale yellow, green tinge. Faint reductive note on generally shy nose. … [Read more...]

Topical pic – Klein Karoo regional tasting for Platter’s 2012

And didn't we just.

Just back from a two-day trip to the Klein Karoo to taste wines of the region for Platter's 2012. I traveled with Greg de Bruyn CWM, James Pietersen, beverage manager for Belthazar and Balducci’s restaurants at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town and … [Read more...]