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KGB Wine Club enters Blaauwklippen Blending Competition

June 30th, 2011 by karen

One of the very first events I attended, after heading out on my own into the wine world as KGB Wine, was the event hosted by Blaauwklippen to announce the winner of their blending competition.  We got to taste the “top 4” as chosen by the panel previously and the winner was announced on the…

Middelvlei Boerebordjie

June 28th, 2011 by karen

I was recently invited to Middelvlei, along with several other tour guides, to trial their Boerekosbordjie.  Jeanneret Momberg introduced us to their relatively new food offerings (they have been available for about a year already) Their Boerekosbordjie is based on a selection of home-made South African delicacies: Winter menu: Wholesome soup, home-baked Karoo lamb pie,…

Bartinney Releases Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

June 12th, 2011 by karen

Having fallen in love with Therese de Beer’s Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay from the very first time I tasted them at the Waterfront Wine Affair in 2010 I swiftly went onto host Bartinney at my wine club.   I was thus ecstatic to be invited by Michael and Rose Jordaan to the “media” launch –…

Best Impressions – Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2011

June 10th, 2011 by karen

Like so many people in the wine industry, my hubby and I took a weeks vacation during July to the KZN North Coast This unfortunately meant that we missed out on several tastings of the award winning wines from this years Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.  Not to be beaten we made our way to…

KZN North & South Coast Getaway

June 5th, 2011 by karen

Winter seems like a popular time for people in the wine industry to go on holiday.  Is it because we are used to spending all our time outdoors amongst the vines?  Unfortunately not so in my case, but a good try anyway:) This year we explored the KZN North Coast.  I have never been to…