Entries Categorized as 'Views & Opinions'

Warren Buffet bets on Wine

Date March 11, 2010

Warren Buffet is a hero of mine.
If you haven’t read the following book- Snowball: The Business of Life - you should.
The title of this post is somewhat misleading too - because Buffet doesn’t really take ‘bets’ - when he backs something he has generally analysed it to death and knows it will pay off.
Interesting then [...]

Are these old wines any good?

Date March 8, 2010

I have stumbled upon a cellar full of some old South African wines and I was wondering if anyone had any experience in/opinion on the following selection:
Zonnebloem Cab Sav 1980
Alphen Cab Sav 1980
Meerlust Cab Sav 1984 Magnum 1.5l
Kanonkop Paul Sauer 1991
Glen Carlou Les Trors 1993
Beyerskloof Pinotage 1995
Nederburg Private Bin Cab Sav 1997
Warwick Trilogy 2004
Do you [...]

Does anyone have a problem with Wine Times?

Date February 26, 2010

Now hang on one second.
Wine Times - South Africa’s first wine news aggregator - came onto my radar a while back and I’ve been watching it’s progress for a while now - with a hint of disdain I must admit.
The only reason I came across it was because one of my posts appeared on their [...]

Light Years - Pearl Jam

Date May 22, 2009

Pearl Jam - Light Years
Ive used hammers made out of wood.
I have played games with pieces and rules.
I undeciphered tricks at the bar, but now youre gone.
I havent figured out why.
Ive come up with riddles and jokes about war.
I figured out numbers and what theyre for.
Ive understood feelings and Ive understood words but how could [...]

SA govt dislikes the wine producers!

Date February 10, 2009

Well that’s the opinion of Don Tooth, chief executive of Anglo American’s Vergelegen Wine Estate in this article:
‘Govt dislikes wine producers’
Last bastion
Government does not really like the wine industry. “In our industry we are still white, Afrikaans and really bad,” Tooth said - though he himself is not Afrikaans.
“The government regards us as the last [...]