Great whites spotted in Sea Point

Some of the white wines included in Wednesday's line-up.

Super White wines of 2011 went up against Superquaffers on Wednesday night in Sea Point with pretty awesome results. Members of our social wine club, The Bald & The Beautiful, comprising of myself, Corlien Morris of Wine Concepts, wine writer Christian Eedes and sommelier James Pietersen, were presented with a mixed line-up of “superquaffers” and “super whites”. Since the tasting was conducted blind (labels out of sight) no-one could be influenced by previous ratings or prejudice. Rated purely on sensory appeal, the quaffers did exceptionally well – beating even some of the top-rated wines in the country. Continue reading

Changing the world. One bottle at a time.

“Organic is no longer a movement, it is an imperative.” These are the words of Greg Garden, Group Brand Executive of Nedbank. He was addressing guests at the annual Nedbank Green Wine Awards, held in partnership with Getaway magazine, last week. And although the focus here was on wine and sustainable wine farming, the importance of a holistic approach to the earth and its resources in totality couldn’t be overstated – also in light of the upcoming Cop 17 /United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban. Continue reading

Boekenhoutskloof takes Platter’s Winery of the Year

Although many commentators expected dynamic couple Andrea and Chris Mullineux, from  Mullineux Family Wines in the Swartland, to be awarded the Platter’s crown for Winery of the Year 2012, it was Franschhoek winery Boekenhoutskloof that walked away with this top accolade tonight. Continue reading