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


The great bubbly shoot-out

France 1st, SA, 2nd, SA 3rd.

From the December issue of Business Day WANTED out last Friday: The festive season lends itself to drinking bubbles but which bubbles? If you opt for Méthode Cap Classique, there’s always the anxiety that you’re forfeiting quality for economy … [Read more...]

Zonnebloem Lauréat 2010

Spot the difference.

                  Distell are often pretty shameless when it comes to packaging. The Pongrácz bottle, for instance, closely resembles that of iconic Champagne Krug and the … [Read more...]

Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 1996 vs. Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1997

Good but not as good as Pichon Longueville '96.

When Olive Hamilton Russell tweeted an image of herself with actress Lee-Anne Summers at Preston Haskell’s New Year Eve party in Fresnaye  last night, I had the briefest moment of regret that I’d turned down my invitation to attend. Eedes family … [Read more...]

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004

Not exactly everyday drinking.

55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay. Five years on the lees, 8 months bottle maturation prior to release. Fine but ultra-energetic mousse. Citrus and hint of brioche on the nose. Very youthful on the palate with outstanding fruit expression – juicy and … [Read more...]