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IWSC – SA Tasting 2012

January 31st, 2012 by karen

I thoroughly enjoyed the informal SA 2012 tasting of IWSC wines hosted at the Grand Roche Hotel last week. I was glad I got there early as the wines were available on a “pour you own” system with whites warming up quite quickly in the heat we have been experiencing over the past few weeks. …

In the Glass – Jan 2012

January 24th, 2012 by karen

With the L’Ormarins range shifts to new packaging and ranging of their wines they are selling this lovely 2008 Chardonnay for R35 from the cellar door whilst stocks last.  Get there! I’ve worked with the Bouchard Finlayson range of wines, hosting tastings and doing hotel and restaurant staff training on their behalf for several years. …

The Gentle Giant of Haut Espoir

January 24th, 2012 by karen

I have been interacting with Rob on Twitter for over a year now, as we do in this “modern” age 🙂 I’ve tasted, and been impressed by, the Haut Espoir (meaning “high hope”) wines I’ve enjoyed with meals at Wakame and Holden Manz.  As is so often the case though, nothing can compare to the…

The Metamorphasis of L’Ormarins

January 19th, 2012 by karen

We recently had some friends visiting from Amsterdam and since one of the lads is very interested in motor cars I automatically added L’Ormarins Estate and Motor Museum to their list of “must see’s” whilst on their self-drive trip through the winelands. What a bonus the suggestion ended up being for us as well, as…

Bouchard Finlayson’s Harmonious Hannibal

January 16th, 2012 by karen

Bouchard Finlayson, established in 1989, has always been a favourite boutique winery of mine and I believe they totally uphold their philosophy and focus to produce wines of the finest quality. Although they are dedicated to the making of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc it is their Hannibal that continues to capture my palate.…