[Frank the Tank] – Some sweet thoughts on Botrytis

Wine Club for Cool Kids Frank the Tank provides the monthly wine tips that accompany Tank & Barrel shipments. Frank’s thoughts on wine intrigue, illuminate and interest readers and tie into


To Be (back) In The Pink

Rosé Rocks For such a pretty, beautifully hued and generally cheerful-looking wine, rosé in South Africa has had a really strained relationship with consumers over the past decade or so. I̵


Tank & Barrel — Finally, a Cool Wine Club?

Wine Club for Cool Kids I am not a fan of the traditional wine club format. I was duped into joining one ages ago – not a wine farm affiliated club, just a general wine-of-the-month type. It


Warming up…

We’re back! I won’t lie. It’s been a rough month and a bit, kids. Exams for me, work has been brilliant but beyond crazy and the usual syndrome of all other priorities being more im


King Cab — The Christian Eedes #CabReport2015

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Report It’s often said that Cab is King in Stellenbosch, and that the area is generally considered “Cabernet Country”. I’ve heard winemakers and others


Ex Animo — Wines From the Heart

Ex Animo Wine Co. I first met David Clarke a few years ago when I traded him lessons on wine (he is a sommelier, after all) for Afrikaans lessons. He’d just moved to SA – married to an Af


Thoughts and Thank Yous

This post is not about wine or events, no promotions or parties or any of the usual wine-filled fun. This post is short and to the point. The current fires raging in Cape Town are devastating large ar


(JHB) Winestyle Summer Winedown!

Winestyle Summer Winedown 2015 Early Autumn is creeping around the corner slowly and the lovely people from Wine-Style have just the event to wind down summer. The Wine-Style Summer Winedown 2015 has


No-fail Valentine’s at Nederburg

Nederburg Estate, Paarl Are you (like myself) a professional procrastinator? Or did the speed with which 2015 took off leave you reeling and not noticing the days ticking by towards the 14th of Febru


Gasvrye lafenis by La Motte

Vreedsaam Op pad Franschhoek toe vanoggend het my gedagtes aanhoudend gemaal oor my “to do” list. E-posse om te stuur, vergaderings om te reël, verslae om te skryf. Soos dit klaarblyklik

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