What I Drank Last Night
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Tokara Reserve Collection Stellenbosch Syrah 2011


Last night, a tasting of the new releases from Stellenbosch cellar Tokara. Taken as a whole, these were a very impressive set of wines – winemaker Miles Mossop who has been here since inception has always been calculated in his approach but he … [Read more...]

Hermit on the Hill The White Knight 2009

Slayer of dragons.

On Sunday, a blind tasting exploring top-end Sauvignon Blanc. [Please note: This was a informal affair conducted among friends. The scores below are my own.] All wines from the 2009 vintage, all bar the Hermit on the Hill single property wines, some … [Read more...]

Six Nations Wine Challenge 2013 results

Six Nations Wine Challenge

Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced. There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South … [Read more...]

Tokara Director’s Reserve White 2012

The shizniz.

Last night, a tasting of the new releases from Tokara. The Bordeaux-style white Director’s Reserve White was the stand-out wine (surely establishing itself as one of our very best whites) while the reds were surprisingly unconvincing for this usually … [Read more...]

The RisCura White Hot Wine Awards 2013: Top Three Wines

Results of the inaugural RisCura White Hot Wine Awards are now out. This involved putting together a line-up of 41 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon blends from 30 producers, either currently available or soon to be released, and then undertaking a blind … [Read more...]

2013 CWG Auction wines rated

Decent kit.

The 29th annual Cape Winemakers Guild Auction takes place at Spier in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 5 October. There are 58 wines on auction, specifically 35 reds, 18 whites, two Méthode Cap Classique, one sweet wine, a Port and a potstill brandy making … [Read more...]