Entries from February 2007

Pinotage - A South African Icon

Date February 27, 2007

Whatever the common view, Pinotage is distinctly South African and when you come across a well crafted example - well it’s purely magic!
Here below are a selection of truly fantastic examples of well crafted Pinotage. The list is comprised of the 2006 ABSA Top 10 Pinotage award winners:
Allée Bleue Pinotage 2005 Boland Cellar Winemakers Selection [...]

The Cru Times

Date February 26, 2007

Here are some interesting little news pieces from around the globe:
The Important part of our National BudgetSouth African Finance minister Trevor Manuel announced our National Budget for 2007 and it included, amongst other less important details, a slight increase in excise tax for the South African wine industry as well as an increase of 10c [...]

Debut Pics from the Cru Master

Date February 23, 2007

Have had two great bottles of wine recently and for the first time, I’ll let my own pictures do the talking - and add that they were both great!
Taymente Malbec 2004

Bucks Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
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Letters from the Wine Oracle.

Date February 22, 2007

Dear Cru Master
Really enjoyed that SA Rocks website.
Right here we go:
It was my Birthday last Friday. Mandy took me out to dinner at a swish hotel in the Welsh countryside. We were joined by my riding buddy, who shares the same birthday as me, and his missus. I have never been a fan of the [...]

Proudly South African

Date February 20, 2007

It is with a great sense of pride that I announce that The Cru has recently become involved in a great initiative called SA Rocks.
SA Rocks is, well I’ll let the founder of the site explain in his own words:
“This blog is dedicated to telling the world how amazing South Africa is. The people, the [...]