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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13 11, 2020

Sauvignon Blanc; South Africa and New Zealand, styles and thiols

By |2020-11-13T13:17:44+02:00November 13th, 2020|

With the results of the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc South Africa Top 10 competition still reaping congratulations all round, it is timely to consider what is behind those winning wines, technically speaking.

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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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