Entries from December 2006

Merry Xmas!

Date December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you all have a fantastic day and an even better festive week!
Until next year brings us even better wine and more inspired conversation…
Cru Master

The Golden Triangle and All Things Decadent.

Date December 19, 2006

Amidst all the festive partying and general abuse of the liver - my good friend ‘Pilot Tommo‘ and I managed to peel ourselves from our beds, in ‘Braveheart’ style devotion and hit the oldest wine route in South Africa - the Stellenbosch Wine Route.
Being the helicopter pilot that he is, Pilot Tommo took the drivers [...]

Uber Cool Chile!

Date December 15, 2006

Was watching ‘Tastes of Chile‘ on the Travel Channel the other night and the host was in Chile - roaming the vineyards, sampling culinary delights and just enjoying the privileged life these presenters do!
I was amazed at how beautiful the vineyards looked set in stark contrast to these barren valleys - a different sense [...]

A braai with the Wine Thief!

Date December 13, 2006

Last night I was invited to the Wine Thief’s house for a braai - and one can hardly refuse such an invitation on a stunningly warm Cape Town evening - and of course when you know that wine will be involved at some point!
Following the ’success’ I had found with the Guardian Peak’s Merlot 2004, [...]

It was ‘Baia’ nice!

Date December 11, 2006

This past weekend was jam packed with a host of celebrations - a company ‘year-end’ function, a 60th Birthday party and a lavish lunch at the Waterfront - and in some uncanny way, wine was inevitably involved!
The ‘company function’ at Ignite in Camps Bay, for the second year running, was an absolute success - [...]