Poolside drinking? Go for the fishy.

Something fishy seems to be happening in the wine industry… and I’m not talking artificial flavouring or SAA wine tenders, I’m talking labels. Fish on wine labels seem to be code for ‘summer quaffer’, as inevitably whenever there is a fish on a wine label the contents of the bottle is likely to be white, crisp, zesty and easy to drink. Wines to be enjoyed ice cold, in the sun, while eating produce from the sea.

I like this. The label doesn’t lie or looks all pompous in an attempt to make what’s in the bottle seem fancier than it really is. Fish equals quaffer. It is as simple as that.

Baleia Bay wines in the Overberg region and Springfield from Robertson wine valley have both released such wines. Continue reading