What I Drank Last Night
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Longridge Pinotage 2012


No decent Pinotage for ages and then two come along at once. Still reflecting on how good the Radford Dale Frankenstein 2013 is, I had chance to open the Longridge 2012 (R110 a bottle) and was again dead impressed. Apparently the wine represents … [Read more...]

Usana Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2012


Looking for interesting, reasonably priced Chenin Blanc, I popped in at Wine Concepts on Kloof in Cape Town where the Usana Barrel Fermented 2012 at R99.50 a bottle was recommended to me. The wines of Usana are made under contract at Longridge … [Read more...]

Charles Fox Brut 2010

Part of the non-aligned movement.

Predictably it’s Moët being drunk at Mangaung (see here) but there’s some smart new Cap Classique around for those of us less well connected. Charles Fox Brut 2010: 16.5/20 Approximate retail price: R215 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot … [Read more...]

Longridge Pinotage 2007


The South African Wine Index (SAWi) is a fairly recent initiative that attempts to collate the results of multiple local and international wine competitions in order to present one single score on a 100-point scale. Obvious shortcomings at this stage … [Read more...]