Entries from October 2008

Pendock lifts the lid on some dodgy wine dealings.

Date October 28, 2008

Never shy of controversy or stirring the pot, Neil Pendock is at it again with his latest article in the Sunday Times and his latest blog post.
Read them here:
Sample Scandal: great minds think alike or tip-off?
Wine Wars
Read them and make your own mind up - I must say though, I love it when the pot [...]

Some pics from the weekend : Tulbagh

Date October 27, 2008

I have just spent the weekend in Tulbagh - which I’ll give a more detailed review of tomorrow.
In the meantime I’m goign to test my new Picasa Web Album account with some pics from the weekend - and I’d welcome some feedback on which format you’d prefer to see in future:
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Tulbagh 10/2008

Slideshow:

I like Picassa - [...]

The Top 10 Sauvignon Blanc in South Africa?

Date October 22, 2008

The winners of the TOPS at SPAR Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Awards have been announced and are as follows (in alphabetical order):
David Nieuwoudt Ghost Corner 2008
Diemersdal Single Vineyard 2007
Graham Beck Pheasant’s Run 2008
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2007
Kleine Zalze Family Reserve 2008
Kumkani Lanner Hill 2007
Rietvallei Special Select Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Strandveld Vineyards 2008
Tokara Elgin 2007
Woolworths Reserve 2007 [...]

Kanonkop Pinotage 2004

Date October 18, 2008


The ‘Big’ Burnt Rubber Debate

Date October 15, 2008

I have just watched a highlights package of the “big” Burnt Rubber Wine Debate organised by Richard Kelley MW (of importer Richards Walford) in the UK and attended by a host of UK Wine journo’s (notably Jane MacQuitty) and some of the best winemakers from South Africa (including cult figure Eben Sadie).
I can confidently confirm [...]