20 12, 2020

Another ‘tuppence worth’ on inflated wine scores

By |2020-12-20T12:29:04+02:00December 20th, 2020|

I have been guilty of joining the ‘raised eyebrow’ faction when wine scores are announced. ‘How on earth can so many be worth 95 points (of 100) and above?’ we cried. I have watched the debate over whether so-and-so scores too highly and agreed that scoring a wine at astronomic heights leaves it no place for future vintages to go but down. Now, I am revising my position.

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10 03, 2020

Yeast; The Silent Winemaker

By |2020-03-10T12:25:03+02:00March 10th, 2020|

Imagine a mid-day snack, some cheeses, marmite on fresh bread toast, maybe a croissant and a glass of wine or cold beer. None would be possible without yeast.

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7 02, 2020

UFO’s, Mail Boxes and Merlot

By |2020-03-09T13:07:23+02:00February 7th, 2020|

Nick Geber’s Post House ‘Black Mail’ Merlot is named after a mailbox in the remote Area 51 of the US Nevada desert, a place known for its UFO ‘sightings’. It was an idea which came to him while his son was watching cartoons. 

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22 11, 2019

Rosé has a new destination: Pink Valley

By |2019-11-22T10:31:09+02:00November 22nd, 2019|

Hidden in the lush valley in the lee of the Helderberg Mountain there is a new wine producer which offers Tapas style dining, log fires, sundowners – and just one wine, a Rosé.

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