Entries from April 2007

Roll out the Red Carpet

Date April 25, 2007

I will be arriving in London next week Thursday (3 May 2007).
So if anyone is interested in having a glass of wine give me a shout on email. Hopefully I’ll be able to share a glass or two with such esteemed people from Cook Sister, Pinotage Club, Jamie Goode and Spittoon! That is if they [...]

From Mines to Vines - Croatia

Date April 23, 2007

One of The Cru’s most prominent members sent this to me - it’s always great to receive feedback and contributions- thanks Clair!
I’ve been to Croatia and it was arguably my favourite destination in Europe. It was gorgeous, friendly and cheap. I’ll never forget the dense diversity of the landscapes and the shimmer and allure [...]

Where in the world is this "Wine Region"?

Date April 23, 2007

Tom Wark of Fermentation ran a series of posts the other day which I thought were pretty cool. He basically took an image from Google Earth - and then asked his readers where they thought it was in the world of wine!
So here is one for South African wine lover’s: What is this wine [...]

Letters from the Wine Oracle

Date April 19, 2007

Vino Diablo!
Dear Cru Master
I recently stumbled upon the www.oddbins.co.uk website which allows punters to store their wine selection in a ‘cyber cellar’. My current selection for next month is as follows:
Bonny Doon Bloody Good Red [...]

Gary Vay - Ner - Chuck

Date April 19, 2007

Finally, Gary Vay-Ner-Chuck of Wine Library TV has put the spotlight on South African wines!
Most notable is his absolute love of Kanonkop Pinotage 2004 - scoring the wine a noble 91 points and bringing it back for an entertaining follow-up episode.
Both videos are well worth watching - if not for the wine, then to bear [...]