Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2018

Over the festive season, a lunch at The Brass Bell restaurant in Kalk Bay ? exquisite setting, mediocre food and generally poor wine list, a classic case


Does The Fun In Wine And Music Get Celebrated Enough?

Back in the mid-2000s, I used to write a weekly email newsletter called Gulp!, in which I would regale readers with my misfortunes in courting and the solace I used to find in both wine and music. It was surprisingly popular.


Newton Johnson Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

A blend of grapes from three different vineyards on this Upper Hemel-en-Aarde property, the 2018 vintage is an extremely attractive rendition of the


Patatsblanc 2018

Patatsblanc, the white blend as made by Reenen Borman from Montagu grapes as a companion wine to the acclaimed Patatsfontein Chenin Blanc, started out as


Mullineux Syrah 2017

?Smashable? as a wine descriptor is infra dig in some circles but that?s precisely what the 2017 vintage of the Syrah from Mullineux is. Combining grapes


Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2017

The three wards of Hemel-en-Aarde have a high reputation for Chardonnay when it comes to white wine and Missionvale from Bouchard Finlayson is as


Top Wines Of November And December 2019

Here are our top wines from the end of last year: November 2019 Iona Fynbos Chardonnay 2017 ? 96 (see the original review here) Restless River Ava Marie


Dornier Moordenaarskloof Chenin Blanc 2019

Moordenaarskloof is the name that Stellenbosch property Dornier has given to a top-end Chenin Blanc made from a 1986 block at an elevation of 230 metres


Stellenrust 54 Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2018

The number on the bottle refers to the age of the vineyards in the year the wine was made and as ever with this, it ain?t short of richness. Fermentation


Tokara Elgin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Including a 13% portion fermented and matured for five months in old, larger format barrels, the Sauvignon Blanc from Tokara's Elgin is very well

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