Archive for September, 2013

WINE CONCEPTS SUDDUCTIVE SAUVIGNON FESTIVAL LOTS OF GOOSBERRIES AND BLACK CURRENTS

  Iona Wine Concepts annual Sauvignon festival at the elegant Vineyard Hotel is always a treat. Wine Concepts, the local Cape Town wine retailers are an excellent source of quality wines in good condition and they… Continue reading

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MULLINEUX PART OF THE SWARTLAND WINE RENAISANCE

Mullineux Straw Much talk has been made of the search in SA for cooler wine regions. This search began with Hamilton Russell in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and then subsequently Elgin and the very Southern Cape Agulhas.… Continue reading

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THE 2013 CAPE WINEMAKERS GUILD SHOWCASED SOME REAL GEMS

Arriving at the 2013 Cape Winemakers Guild I had high expectations. Last year’s Guild offerings produced some real stunners. I was not disappointed. Listed below are some of the wines that really impressed me. There were so many fine wines… Continue reading

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HIGH CONSTANTIA COMPLEX, STYLISH WINES WITH AN OLD WORLD FEEL

My first contact with the fine High Constantia wines came when I bought a bottle of their sparkling Clos Andre MMC 2005. I was very impressed with this Champagne method wine full of toast and brioche and so I started… Continue reading

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