Entries from January 2008

Wine of the Week

Date January 28, 2008

This week I have chosen a well priced cracker for “Wine of the Week” - which you can see in the top right of the far right column.
Every week (and indeed every Monday) I will feature a new “wine of the week” that I think deserves this prestigious accolade - so keep your [...]

Simonsig - well worth a visit : Part Two

Date January 25, 2008

Here is the second installment of my trip to the outstanding Simonsig. Here we take a look at the three ‘flagship’ red’s of the estate.
Had it not been for the extreme heat on the day I visited the winery - I think I may have warmed to the red’s a little more than I did. [...]

Simonsig - well worth a visit : Part One

Date January 22, 2008

I was in the beautiful Cape winelands yesterday (amid the 33 degree heat) - and decided to pop into the esteemed Simonsig Wine Estate.
Other than the well known Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Cap Classique - I hadn’t tried many of their wines and was very eager to do so.

A cheeky little Italian red from Woolworths

Date January 16, 2008

I decided to make home made pizza last night and thought it only right that I find a little Italian red to go with the meal.
So off I went to buy all the ingredients and whilst wondering down all the shop isles pretending to know what I needed, I stumbled upon a Rocca Nero d’Avola [...]

Will Stormhoek weather this storm?

Date January 15, 2008

The glowing success story that is the Stormhoek brand seems to have run into a hurricane of it’s own.
Orbital Wines in London has shackled up its windows and has ceased all operations. Meaning that Stormhoek is in a bit of pickle - because Orbital owns the rights to the brand in the UK.