Category: Events

Classic Wine Trophy Competition

Classic Wine Trophy Awards 2015

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.

Christian Eedes Chardonnay report

Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2014

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.

Woolworths Flavour Society

Woolworths Flavour Society

I get invited to a lot of events. Some are great, some are ok and some are not great. But very few are amazing. I think the last amazing event I went to was...

Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Top 10

Christian Eedes Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014

The Christian Eedes Top 10’s are the crème de la crème of the variety in South Africa. The competition is by invitation only. He selects top performers from other well known wine competitions and fills...

Kirstenbosch concerts

Kirstenbosch Concerts 2013/2014

Here is this season’s schedule for the kirstenbosch concert series. Below that is useful info regarding tickets etc. Also note that the price in bracket is the full price, there are discounts for Botanical...

Veritas sticker

Veritas Wine Awards 2013

You probably recognise the stickers in the picture on the right, but might not know much about them. They are Veritas award stickers (double gold in this case). The Veritas awards are the longest...

SA Olive Awards Logo 2013

SA Olive Awards 2013

This was the first year I was able to attend the SA Olive  Awards ceremony, I’d missed the previous one due to prior arrangements. However I heard that the awards this year were a...

Big Bottle

Big Bottle Festival 2013

If Cape Town and surrounds doesn’t have some sort of Guinness world record for most wine festivals in one area, then it should. If there was a comprehensive listing of wine events (which there...

Olmeca Altos Launch

I attend a lot of events, and few stand out for being interesting and different. The launch of Olmeca Altos tequila was one of those events. These days I need something more interesting to...

Good Food & Wine Show 2013

Good Food & Wine Show 2013

I’m usually quite involved at the Good Food & Wine Show, last year I did a cooking demo in the Cavendish kitchen and was also one of the judges of the stands at the...