What I Drank Last Night
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Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted Blonde

Och aye!

Three smashing beers from small-batch Scottish brewery Harviestoun, Schiehllion Craft Lager, Bitter & Twisted Blonde (both R40 a 330ml bottle) and Old Engine Oil Porter (R44) available from Vino Pronto in Gardens. What impresses about this … [Read more...]

Antipodean Pinot Noir 2012

Alright, mate.

Antipodean Wines are made by the couple that is “Aussie bloke” Mick Craven, part of the Mulderbosch team and “South African sheila” Janine Faure, winemaker at Dornier. So far they’ve released a Pinot Noir 2012 from Stellenbosch, available at R130 a … [Read more...]

The Fledge & Co. Vagabond XII

A bit different.

Although Vagabond 2012 from The Fledge & Co. was rejected by the Wine & Spirit Board on account of being turbid, I thought it was pretty smart. It’s a Calitzdorp Viognier matured for 15 months in old French oak from Leon Coetzee and Margaux … [Read more...]

Botanica Pinot Noir 2010

Good job.

Botanica’s Ginny Povall makes a knock-out Chenin Blanc so what particular sensibility might she bring to Pinot Noir? Her 2010 (R149 a bottle from Vino Pronto in Gardens) is from approximately 25-year-old Elgin vineyards and was matured for nine … [Read more...]

La Complicité 2011

La Complicite 2011

La Complicité 2011, a Stellenbosch Colombard which underwent some barrel maturation, is made by Micu Narunsky, Israeli born jazz pianist turned winemaker. He heads up the cellar for Anatu Wines in Stellenbosch but also does stuff under his own label … [Read more...]