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Helderberg Wine Festival 2010

October 28th, 2010 by karen

The weather held up for a fabulous weekend for the festival which combines special events held at 32 wine farms in the Stellenbosch and Somerset West area.  One of the main reasons I like to support this particular festival is that all funds raised, after expenses, are donated to Round Table Somerset West for their…

KGB Wine Club – Louis & Saltare

October 21st, 2010 by karen

It has been an absolute joy to host Louis and Saltare wines as my boutique wineries for September and October. I first came across Carla Pauw when I tasted the Crios Bride range of wines she made for Neil Yorke Smith which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I then bumped into her doing a tasting on her…

Wine Magazine Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc

October 21st, 2010 by karen

5 Star Sauvignon Blanc announced at the 2010 Wine magazine Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 The winners of 2010 Wine magazine Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 competition were announced yesterday at an informal luncheon at Bread & Wine on Môreson Estate in Franschhoek. The Anura Unfiltered Reserve 2010 was declared a 5-Star “masterpiece”, seven wines earned 4½…

Best Value Wine Awards 2010

October 20th, 2010 by karen

Wine Magazine and Ultra Liquors hosted the top performing wineries at Klein Joostenberg for the awards lunch of Best Value wines on the 8th October 2010. This intimate, home-style, casual venue was a great choice to accompany the good value, tasty eating, easy drinking theme for the afternoon. It started on a high note being…