This week’s pick is a bold, textured white blend which was recently awarded 91 points by Decanter…
Today we introduce a new series of Wine Cellar videos: Pia’s pick of the week. Pia is a fellow lover of the grape and is keenly interested in local wines (as well as cycling, music and the finer things in life). She joined Wine Cellar late last year and has taken over from Tessa on [...]
Last month, the Wine Cellar team visited Reyneke in Stellenbosch to find out more about biodynamic winemaking. Self-confessed wine geek Ryan Mostert was on hand to talk us through the estate’s award-winning wines and to explain why cow s**t really is black gold…
Rhone producers Alain and Maxime Grailloit were recently in South Africa for the Swartland Revolution. Roland meets up with the father-son duo to taste wines from their respective domaines in Crozes-Hermitage, and to discuss the “classic” 2010 vintage. To order Alain or Maxime’s wines, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roland gears up for the Swartland Revolution by racing Rhone winemaker Maxime Graillot of Domaine Alain Graillot and Domaine des Lises. Between laps, they give us their thoughts on Mount Abora Koggelbos Chenin 2011 and Antebellum Chenin Blanc 2011. To buy any Mount Abora wines, email Roland@winecellar.co.za.
Wine Cellar joined other media and VIPs at the Cape Town International Convention Centre for this year’s tasting of wines entered into the Cape Wine Makers’ Guild Auction. We chatted to wine makers, buyers and writers, and came across a somewhat controversial wine from Adi Badenhorst. The Auction will be held on Saturday the 6th [...]
Roland speaks to key winemakers about the highly anticipated – and much hyped in wine circles – 2009 vintage, and the wines that they have produced. Is this the greatest vintage ever? These are the wines you need to buy! Email Tessa@winecellar.co.za or see the list of featured wines here!
Yves Cuilleron, the brilliant Rhone winemaker, was in South Africa for a bit, and Wine Cellar organised a dinner at Harald Bresselschmidt’s Auslese venu. We got to taste through the much lauded 2010 vintage as well as some classy older vintages.
A new venture, a new incredible Syrah, a very cool label (printed by Callie) the Wine Cellar team had to investigate. Here’s what happened. (we recommend listening with headphones if you can)
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.