According to Bloomberg the world of wine has its own set of resolutions for the new year. What will the wine trends be? Contrary to my mission to go smaller with wine bigger is better. 750ml is no longer good enough and bigger bottles are set to be even more popular. Hola Spain! Rioja will… Read More What’s Up in the World of Wine?
There is only so much you can fit into 1 weekend and it is never enough. Sunday night I still think about the things I should have done, could have done or would have done. This past weekend was packed with fun, exercise, good wine and best friends. A few photos shows how I went… Read More Weekend Wind Down
It’s no secret that I enjoy fine wines. And it’s not just about what’s inside. I drink with my eyes too. A well designed label and bottle can be very convincing. Then there is the small matter of stemware. It matters too what type of glass you serve my wine in. Clear glass in a… Read More Wine Served Just Absolutely Right
As if reality is not exciting enough there is now easy access to another world. The world of Virtual Reality or VR as it is commonly known. Armed with a headset and hand controls I only needed a computer with the appropriate software to get me going. That and a young instructor. Within minutes I… Read More Virtual Reality Escapism
On New Year’s Day I took an Overberg road trip from Hermanus to Agulhas. With good company in the passenger seat I drove on country lanes and sang to hits on the radio. First to Stanford for coffee at the Ou Meul. It was pumping and you could sense the stress of potentially running out… Read More Southern Africa Road Trip – Hermanus to Cape Agulhas
When the clock strikes 12… I was sipping South Africa’s original Méthode Cap Classique – Kaapse Vonkel – with family and friends. Producer Simonsig has been making this bubbly at their Stellenbosch winery since 1971 and it continues to rake in awards. Celebrations continued on the 1st of January. I have 2 close friends with… Read More Drinks I had for New Year
It’s a wrap! 2017 is almost gonners and will be over soon. Last year I saw 2016 slipping away from a beach chair next to Langebaan lagoon but this year I will be home in Vermont, Hermanus. It’s a busy weekend starting tonight with Jesse Clegg at Sumaridge Wine Estate in Hemel-en-Aarde. First time seeing… Read More Ending 2017 in Hermanus
Betty’s Bay owes its existence to three business partners who developed the Cape Whale Coast stretch from Rooi Els to Betty’s Bay. Arthur Youldon, Jack Clarence and Harold Porter formed the Hangklip Beach Estates and bought the land from entrepreneur John Walsh. Today, different Cape Whale Coast landmarks bear relation to the three developers. Clarence… Read More Betty’s Bay – Top Five Things to Do
No scores compared to rate these top 10 South African wines. Greg Sherwood is a London based South African Master of Wine and used moments, memories and the stories they ( the wine) did not live to tell. Great to see that Overberg wines made the list. Richard Kershaw, Chris Alheit and John Secombe’s Thorne… Read More MW Greg Sherwood’s Top 10 South African Wines of 2017
Pringle Bay is a 90 kilometer journey travelling south from Cape Town along the Atlantic Coast. Situated between the small village of Rooi Els and the sprawling Betty’s Bay. No high-rise beach villas here. This is a place to relax and recharge. Your first priority should be to take off your shoes and go to… Read More A Day in Pringle Bay?