Our Wine Cellar Workshops are really gaining moment and favour; the Chardonnay results lead to the sales of the remaining stock of the winning wine, Tokara Walker Bay 2009! At these evenings we taste a line-up of what we consider the best wines in each category. So far we have had great results with Chardonnay, [...]
The team drive out into the Swartland to taste through Eben Sadies’ new vintages of Columella and Palladius as well as all the wines in the Ouwingerdreeks (Old Vine Series). The video highlights Roland and Tessa’s favourite wines as well as commentary from Eben on what the old vine series is all about.
This week Roland and Tessa taste two Sauvignon Blancs. The Cape Point Vineyards Reserve 2011, and the cult Francois Cotat, Sancerre, Les Monts Damnes 2010. They also do an oddball shoot out that sees Tessa and Roland arguing for which wine is better.
Roland was recently touring France to find the best wines to bring back to sell at Wine Cellar, and popped into visit Rhone legend, Jamet.
Roland and Tessa taste a bargain blend of Italian varieties from La Vierge a Gevry-Chambertin from Louis Boillot. Plus, Roland chats about his recent trip to Burgundy and some of the incredible wine he drank there.
Here are notes from our Grand Cru Burgundy tasting held at the Cape Wine Academy on 5 June 2012. The idea was to select a representative Grand Gru from the most important villages and note their intrinsic characters. Various producers, some mordern than others, as well as various vintages added more discussion and depth. 1 [...]
Our latest in our series of Wine Cellar workshops where we taste a line-up of what we consider the best wines in each category. So far we have had great results with Shiraz, Chenin and Pinot Noir. We always add an international wine to mix it up, and so far this is the second tasting [...]
Here is a short picture diary of my tour through Burgundy in May 2012. A wonderful time to visit as spring means sunny, warm days and not too many tourists (Beaune is one of the most visited places in all France!). At this stage the 2010s have likely been bottled for a month, giving you [...]