2018 was a tough year in my books and I can’t think of anything better to do than organising a last adventure before the sun sets on this year. So, here goes. 4 girls on a yacht with great swimming strokes wanting to learn a skill that will keep us safely above the water. This… Read More Jolly Yachting – Gift to Self
My idea of a great time is sipping slowly on a Riedel montrachet glass filled with chilled velvety pale gold Chardonnay. A full mouthfeel that whispers sweet little nothings to my palate long after the liquid has disappeared. This is exactly what I did at the Hemel-en-Aarde Classic Chardonnay Celebration. After three Pinot Noir Celebrations today was the first Chardonnay version. Pinot… Read More Classic Chardonnay Celebration – An early Christmas?
Spring is here and Christmas is around the corner. Unbelievable but true. With many good wines around Hermanus it is easy to have a party. But end of year parties are extra special and I need something extra special to celebrate that I’ve made it to the end of this not-so-easy 2016. Hermanuspietersfontein are getting their… Read More Hermanuspietersfontein’s preparing for a Berry Merry Christmas
Dusan Jelic wrote that if Viognier were a person, she would be his best friend’s sister. “Blonde, curvaceous with an air of beguiling perfume about her”. I cannot disagree with this. Viognier is tempting. Viognier has a distinctive perfume that robustly captures the floral aromas of the fruit. The fragrance is reminiscent of Riesling with the palate similar… Read More Viognier – perfume of the vine