Fine Wine Friday

Fridays are always good.  But last night was extraordinary.  The amount of old white wines tasted on a casual evening superseded any other tasting I remember.  First up was a Hemel-en-Aarde Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay.  A 1999 vintage.  Beautiful!  A linear, clear taste that’s undeniably Chardonnay doing Hermanus and the Walker Bay appellation proud. The Decanter Vintage… Read More Fine Wine Friday

2017 sees global tourists increase by 7% — Travel and Tour World

Interesting to see what happened internationally tourism wise.  The Cape Whale Coast did well in 2017 with tourism picking up and seasonality spreading out.  Quiet periods were not so quiet in 2017.  December saw a downward trend in spending alone.  We still had the numbers but the shopping was not as jolly as in the… Read More 2017 sees global tourists increase by 7% — Travel and Tour World

Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards

Today Hemel-en-Aarde is well-known for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  But it is the area’s Pinot Noir that stands out when it comes to awards and recognition.  What other South African winegrowing region can lay claim to dominating a category such as Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir?  Considering Platter listings and trade reviews confirm that the vineyards bordering… Read More Pioneering Pinot – Hamilton Russell Vineyards