What I Drank Last Night
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Les Pallieres Les Racines Gigondas 2009


If you’re good for R2 000 on wine and food over the course of a weekend, you could get a ticket to the Swartland Revolution. Or you could do what a group of six of us did, which was pool the money, buy some wine and get two of South Africa’s top … [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...]

Allesverloren Shiraz 2008

The Shiraz 2008 from the pre-revolutionary Allesverloren.

Earlier this year the Swartland Revolution was announced suggesting overthrow of the existing order in favour of a new system. Those involved should be careful not to dispense with too much of the district’s history: Allesverloren situated at the … [Read more...]