What I Drank Last Night
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Is wine art?

Is wine art? The global wine industry is divided into two broad sectors, roughly 85% of production amounting to “commodity wine” and the remaining 15% “fine wine” so let’s accept that the vast majority of wine – your generic white or red from … [Read more...]

KWV The Mentors Pinotage 2011

Bit of a bruiser.

The Mentors Pinotage 2011 from KWV (R195 a bottle) won the trophy for best “major red varietal” at the recent Six Nations Wine Challenge as well as double gold at this year’s Veritas Awards. Two major achievements so I was curious to see if it … [Read more...]

Sequillo White 2012

Sequillo White 2012

Different labels every year for the white and the red from Swartland operation Sequillo on the basis that the wine changes every year. The label for the White 2012 depicting protesting labourers in the background to mark the unrest which occurred … [Read more...]

Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2008

Rather a year too early than a day too late.

When to catch the Semillon from Boekenhoutskloof in Franschhoek at its best? It tends to be sullen on release but then transforms into something very good some five years on from vintage. A recent bottle of 2007 was impressive if ever so slightly … [Read more...]

Earthbound Organic Chenin Blanc 2013

Warm fuzzies.

Cape Legends, the fine wine division of producer-wholesaler Distell, recently relaunched its Tukulu range of wines produced on Papkuilsfontein in Darling as Earthbound with Fairtrade certification – for every bottle that is sold, R6.50 is re-invested … [Read more...]

Boschkloof Syrah 2010 vs. 2011

A matter of degree.

The Syrah 2010 from Boschkloof has picked up some serious bling recently and so I wanted to take a view on just how good it is. “Try it next to the 2011 as there’s a slight change in style,” said Reenen Borman who works with his dad Jacques on this … [Read more...]