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It’s that time of year again. Time for the wine festival that put both Wellington and Pinotage on the map. Time for the king of wine festivals. Time for Pinotage On Tap at Diemersfontein. Here are my 5 reasons to get to POT this year and have a pair of tickets to giveaway too.
I like to attend these events even though I could probably just publish the results from the press release that gets sent to me. The reason I like to attend them is that we get to taste the winning wines. It’s not often you find yourself in a room with 10 of the best chardonnays in South Africa. It’s a rare opportunity to compare them and find a favourite. Which is exactly what I did.
This weekend is Wine On The River in Robertson. This is a great wine festival because it’s not as crazy as the Wacky Wine Weekend and everything happens in one place so you don’t have to move around from estate to estate. I went yesterday to check it out and here are some top reasons to get out there this weekend.
In anticipation of Heritage Day, Lanzerac has put together a fabulous event on the 19th of September. The hotel’s executive chef, Stephen Fraser and Jenny Morris will be collaborating to impress your taste buds.
Many people thing the Good Food & Wine Show has become boring. They are not incorrect, it has stagnated a bit. But out of nearly 200 exhibitors, surely there must be some worthwhile stuff? There absolutely is, but the trick is, how do you find it? That’s where I come in. As one of the judges of the stands at the Good Food & Wine Show this year, I had to walk around and give each stand some attention. I took notes, and I compared notes with my fellow judges and I have come up with a list of things you need to taste at the Good Food & Wine Show.
Some of my favourite photos from Taste of Cape Town 2015 plus my top 5 things you need to know to get the most out of the event.
This year was the 50th year of the awards, which is quite something. Held at the Artscape Theatre, if nothing else, it was going to be a glamorous affair. We arrived to walk the longest red carpet I have seen in a long time. As I expected, everyone was dressed in their best and looking fabulous.
The purpose of the Classic Wine Trophy competition is to see what French wine judges think of South African wines. The competition not only gives local producers valuable feedback regarding their standing on the international stage, but it gives SA wines great exposure overseas through these very influential wine personalities that come here to taste, judge and enjoy our wines.
It doesn’t seem so long ago that I wrote about the very first Christian Eedes Chardonnay report but it was 4 years ago! With a few years under the belt, the Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report is in a good position to comment on trends in this variety as well as spot the consistently performing producers.