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203, 2022

It’s Time to Rethink South African Pinotage

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Kanonkop Estate, Latest News, South Africa|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Few grapes elicit as strong a love-it-or-hate-it response as Pinotage. With established advocates in each camp, from producers and retailers to wine writers, judges and consumers, it’s easy to overlook any middle ground and head toward an extreme to plant your [...]

1303, 2020

Greg Sherwood MW tasting Meerlust with Hannes Myburgh

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Latest News, Meerlust Estate|Tags: , |0 Comments

source: Greg Sherwood MW After the 2015 vintage, which Meerlust maintains was its fastest selling Rubicon release in the history of the brand, 2016 was always going to be up against it in outright quality terms. But this warm hot [...]

2507, 2019

By the Glass interview: Emilien Boutillat of Piper-Heidsieck

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Piper Heisieck|Tags: , |0 Comments

Source: Natalie Wang, 24 Jul 2019 A Champenoise by heart, Emilien Boutillat is the new Chef de Cave behind one of Champagne’s most renowned houses, Piper-Heidsieck. Grew up in a winemaking family in Champagne, making Champagne as he describes [...]

807, 2019

David & Nadia Wines Producing Grand Cru Quality Chenin Blancs in South Africa…

July 8th, 2019|Categories: David & Nadia|Tags: , , |0 Comments

JUNE 13, 2019 ~ GREG SHERWOOD MW I’ve written a number of articles and been involved in numerous discussions about Chenin Blanc and whether or not it might just be the only grape out there that can truly rival the greatness, diversity [...]

2705, 2019

Scapegrace – Best London Dry Gin in the World

May 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Scapegrace|Tags: , |0 Comments

Source: Toast Mag PUBLISHED ON WED 22 AUG 2018 Kiwi brand Scapegrace has been named the world’s best gin at the International Spirits Awards in London Gin is exploding in popularity across the globe at the moment, so to be [...]

2504, 2019

South African Wine Legend – Jeff Grier of Villiera

April 25th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Villiera Wines|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Credit: Wines of South Africa Above the roof of Villiera’s tasting room is a cluster of demijohns filled with a liquid the colour of café au lait. The contents catch the light intermittently as the sun chases the clouds above, [...]

803, 2019

Kumeu River – Latest Review by Wine Advocate

March 8th, 2019|Categories: Kumeu River Wines, Latest News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The biggest news at this consistent producer, improbably located on the outskirts of Auckland, is that the new releases include fruit from a Hawke's Bay vineyard purchased by the Brajkovich family two years ago. Originally developed by a partnership between [...]

2702, 2019

Piper-Heidsieck at the OSCARS

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Piper Heisieck, Rare|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Best Actor - Rami Malek with a bottle of Rare 1998 Magnum to celebrate a well deserved win! popsugar 25.2.2019 It's hard to tell behind all the bubbles: either I'm have flashbacks from my early 20s clubbing days or Freddie Mercury Rami [...]

2102, 2019


February 21st, 2019|Categories: Latest News, Two Paddocks Wines|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Speaking to db at the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration in Queenstown, Neill said that most of the best spots for the heartbreak grape have already been snapped up. “I don’t think Central Otago is going to get much bigger in terms [...]

1912, 2018

Everyone loves Thai food, how about wine?

December 19th, 2018|Categories: GranMonte Vineyard, Latest News|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Everyone loves Thai food, but what about the wines? Central Thailand winery is worth exploring Three of the best food-friendly wines from GranMonte, a pioneer in the Thai wine industry BY SARAH WONG 30 NOV 2018 The country’s cuisine is popular [...]