Entries from June 2008

Tribute To Mark Marino - a friend of The Cru

Date June 30, 2008

It was a with a great deal of sadness that I stumbled on this post on Winery Times:
Very Sad News
Mark Marino was a regular commentator on The Cru and his enthusiasm and passion for wine was plainly obvious.
It is quite a weird feeling when you realise that someone who you’ve never met before but with [...]

Wine Magazine Pinotage Top Ten Tasting

Date June 25, 2008

Next week Tuesday I’m off to taste the top ten examples of Pinotage in the country at the  illustrious Mount Nelson Hotel.
The event is a public affair and anyone can go - here are the details:
Date: Tuesday 01 July 2008
Time: 18H30
Venue: Mount Nelson Hotel
Price: R100.00 per person
For those of you who are in JHB [...]

A ‘Major’ Wine Label - Gary Player Wines

Date June 20, 2008

They say that wine, like golfers, improves with age until it reaches its pinnacle. For Gary Player, with no fewer than 163 victories worldwide during his illustrious career, that pinnacle almost certainly comes in the form of his nine Major championship victories, fourth on the all-time list behind Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Walter Hagen.
Black [...]

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2008

Date June 19, 2008

The Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show is possibly the toughest wine competition in South Africa. Here below are all the trophy winners for 2008.
But before you take a look I’d like to highlight two things that I think are rather important:

Nederberg winning the ‘Most Successful Producer’ trophy is a significant return to form. To have a large and historic  producer [...]

The Cru Downtime and Being Offline

Date June 18, 2008

Apologies everyone - unbeknown to me, The Cru was down for a week or so.
Such is the consequence of being offline for a week or two - you get it in the neck from all corners.
I guess people expect you to be online all the time these days - such is the nature of our world [...]