Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

RICKETY BRIDGE Saturday 29 July 2017 http://www.ricketybridgewinery.com/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 Tasting at Rickety Bridge was a ‘no brainer’ for our trip on the Red Line of the Stellenbosch Wine Tram. We had already visited Maison and Chamonix but these had been by tram-bus. Now we had the chance of travelling on the tram itself … Continue reading Rickety Tram Passengers at Rickety Bridge

Family Fun in Pairs at Four Cousins

FOUR COUSINS WINES Sunday 9 July 2017 http://www.fourcousins.co.za/Home Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 It was a rainy Sunday morning. My partner and I had been enjoying a relaxing weekend at McGregor. It was too wet to walk outside so we headed, on the spur of the moment, to Four Cousins. As a Brit, I do not … Continue reading Family Fun in Pairs at Four Cousins

Swiss Family Sauvignons at Eikendal

EIKENDAL VINEYARDS Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.eikendal.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 3.5/5 My journey North from Yonder Hill on the R44 towards Stellenbosch passed 2 estates where I had tasted at before: Avontuur and Ken Forrester. I headed instead to Eikendal Vineyards. Unusually, this was a wine farm that I knew nothing of nor had I … Continue reading Swiss Family Sauvignons at Eikendal

Straw Berry Yields for e-Ver-gelegen

VERGELEGEN WINES Thursday 6 July 2017 http://www.vergelegen.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 Today was Helderberg day, or so it started. I had wanted to visit the Waterskloof Wine Estate ever since tasting their wines at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town. I didn’t check beforehand but found it closed for refurbishment. Surprisingly, for an estate of … Continue reading Straw Berry Yields for e-Ver-gelegen

Learning about How Wine and Food Pair

Thursday 15 June 2017 Did you know how our sense of smell affects taste? Perhaps you have a blocked nose or been a heavy smoker? Try pinching your nose and then eating an orange segment. Can you taste the orange? Most likely not or not much. Open your nose and you will feel the rush … Continue reading Learning about How Wine and Food Pair

Reflections in a Wine-Glass ©: Blend Trends

Wine is no more immune to fashion than clothing or footwear or furniture. That is no criticism. It merely reflects that fashion, or to fashion, is ‘a manner of doing something’ or ‘to make in a particular form’. Heavily wooded wines were flavour of the month for only so long. Along came the fashionable ABC … Continue reading Reflections in a Wine-Glass ©: Blend Trends

The Terroir is Honoured in the Bottle at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD ESTATE 1 June 2017 http://www.springfieldestate.com/ http://www.wackywineweekend.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 5/5 “Save the best until last”, so they say. I did so today. Time pressed at the end of my first Wacky Wines Weekend experience but I made the most of it. Springfield had been recommended by a few wine aficionados during my travels. It … Continue reading The Terroir is Honoured in the Bottle at Springfield