Entries from March 2007

I love South Africa

Date March 30, 2007

I love South Africa.
Last night The Muso and I, together with some good friends, attended the opening of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
We strolled down from his town dwelling abode, through a labyrinth of small cobble stoned streets to find Green Market Square.
The night was warm and breathless - Cape Town in a [...]

Red Teeth People

Date March 30, 2007

Why do your teeth (and sometimes your lips) go red when you’re drinking red wine?
Why does it happen to some people and not to others? It can be incredibly embarrassing at times - and yes it happens to me on the odd occasion and pretty much all the time to my friend Mark Ridl (which [...]

Letters from the Wine Oracle

Date March 28, 2007

Dear Cru Master
I decided to take up the Threshers 40% off offer and headed into Cardiff after a long day at the office. The store was open but the door was locked and I proceeded to shake the handle violently, it was only then that I noticed the ‘back in 5 minutes….sorry’ sign on the [...]

Food & Wine Nirvana

Date March 27, 2007

Call me young & inexperienced, call me unschooled, call me a ‘fool of a took’ for all I care - but for the first time in my life, I experienced a small bit of wine & food nirvana.
I have always heard people talk about food and wine pairings - and further more how much they [...]

Backsberg Goes ‘Green’

Date March 26, 2007

Backsberg has become the first wine producer in South Africa and one of only three in the world to gain Carbon Neutral status by sequestrating its carbon emissions.

“Care for the environment means care and concern for succeeding generations. As custodians of the land, it is our duty to understand and recognise potential threats, and to [...]