Entries from August 2008

The best examples of Pinotage in South Africa are?

Date August 28, 2008

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New Blog Alert : Pinot Pile

Date August 25, 2008

Mondays generally need cheering up don’t they - especially after that excuse of a ‘rugby game’ on Saturday - crisis.
Well I stumbled upon a new blog the other day and was pointed to it again today by someone in the know.
It’s a blog that will make you laugh out loud and will certainly raise a [...]

Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Chardonnay 2006

Date August 22, 2008

I picked this bottle up from Winesense the other day for a fish braai that I was attending on a perfect Cape Town evening.
Durbanville Hills Rhinofields Chardonnay 2006
Intense, bright yellow/gold hue - probabably the most yellow wine I’ve ever seen. Powerful nose - sweet apricots and asparagus. A very heavy palate - honey and vanilla [...]

Wine Competitions are One Big Racket - My thoughts exactly.

Date August 20, 2008

Here is an article I wish I had the acumen to write - it echoes my sentiment precicley:
Wine Competitions are One Big Racket by Vinography
Now perhaps it’s the cynic in me but I just don’t trust wine competitions one bit and here is an excerpt from Pendock Uncorked that supports this notion:
“January’s WINE magazine Chenin [...]

The Fat Duck Restaurant

Date August 15, 2008

Heston Blumenthal, the culinary alchemist, is the proprietor and head chef at The Fat Duck restaurant in Bray, England.
He also has a TV show ‘Heston Blumenthal- In Search of Perfection’ - it’s one of my favourite shows and is exactly what has led me to this post.
I enjoy the scientific approach to his cooking - [...]