Entries from November 2008

Advertise on The Cru

Date November 28, 2008

I have decided to open The Cru up for advertising.
The Cru is a labour of love so with that in mind - I’d like payment for advertising to be in wine.
In exchange for a sidebar banner (look right), a bottom of the post banner (look below) and a post about the advertiser - I ask [...]

Platter 2009 : Belfield continues to rake in the stars.

Date November 18, 2008

Belfield has confirmed it’s initial emergence on the South African wine market with another flurry of ’stars’ in Platter 2009.
Belfield Magnifica Cabernet Sauvignon 2006  - 4.5 stars
Belfield Elgin Blend 2006 - 4 stars
The Kreft family’s maiden vintage: Belfield Cabernet Sauvignon received  4.5 stars in the 2008 edition of Platters.
So the above ratings for the 2009 edition [...]

Five Star wines announced for Platter 2009

Date November 14, 2008

The 2009 edition of the John Platter Wine Guide was released yesterday and more importantly - the 5 Star wines for the 2009 edition were announced.
There were a record 33 wines who received the accolade - so lets take a look at the winners:
Wine of the Year
Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Winery of the Year
Chenin Blanc
Ken Forrester The FMC 2006
Ataraxia 2007
Jordan CWG [...]

Whisky Live Festival - a review

Date November 10, 2008

Last Thursday I attended the Whisky Live Festival in Cape Town with a good friend BB from Compleat Golfer.
Our aim - taste single malt whisky that we wouldn’t ordinarily have the every day budget to buy.
There was one hitch though - the better the whisky, the more coupons you had to handover - but this problem was [...]

Barack Obama

Date November 5, 2008

Today is a momentous day in history - Barack Obama has won the 2008 US Presidential Election.
It’s a true privilege to live through this occasion and perhaps only in time will we truly understand the enormity of what he has achieved.
Greatness only comes around every once in a while and when it does, it’s awe inspiring.
He is the head of [...]