Category: South African Wine

The Curator White blend
06
Jul
2021

The Curator

Always nice when you get a recommendation for a wine that turns out to be not exactly what you thought it would be like but surprises you and that’s exactly…

Co op Fairtrade wines
21
Apr
2021

Fairtrade – Sovee & Malbec Video Tasting

For the past few weeks my wife and I have participated in a zoom wine tasting with 3 other couples in which we all take it in turn to select…

Raats Dolomite Cabernet Franc 2018
14
Sep
2020

Raats ‘Triumph Dolomite’

Big shout out for this lovely example of what Cabernet Franc is all about, from the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. The Dolomite is made by the Raats family who…

De Grendel Sauvignon Blanc 208
17
Apr
2020

De Grendel Sovee 2018 revisited

Had to highlight this lovely South African Sovee, after tasting it again recently, beautifully expressive and elegant, one that will definitely be a repeat buy for me, Sauvignon Blanc at…

Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc
04
Aug
2018

Kaapzicht Chenin Blanc 2017 – South Africa

Every now and then you open a bottle and Wow! is the first thing that springs to mind and this is what happened when I first opened this Kaapzicht Chenin…

14
May
2018

Stone, Vine & Sun – Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival 2018

If you like and want to know more about wine the best way is to try as many as you can and what better way of doing it without breaking…

05
Apr
2018

Light, fruity and surprisingly drinkable Cinsault

Often used in blends and more often in Rosé Cinsault (pronounced Sanso or Sin Saw) is a wine I don’t drink a lot of and it’s also a  wine I shouldn’t…

Spanish wines for Easter
03
Apr
2018

Easter Sunday, roast lamb and Spanish wine

Most people look forward to the first bank holiday of the year and a nice long weekend, maybe a break away or just chill out at home with the family….

25
Nov
2017

Bellingham Homestead series Chardonnay 2016

Always been a big fan of anything Bellingham produce and this excellent Chardonnay from the Franschhoek Valley in South Africa doesn’t disappoint. A little bit of trivia I found out…

12
Aug
2017

Graham Beck – Fabulous South African Fizz

Been spoilt with good fizz over the last few months and this Graham Beck is up there with the best I’ve tasted especially for the price. From the first sip…