Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission

CapeWine 2018 – International Wine Showcase

During September the South African wine industry took their wine and terroir talk to the Cape Town International Convention Centre with the purpose of signing new deals and cultivating established relations.  For three days international trade and media had the opportunity to taste the best of what our winelands has to offer under the year… Read More CapeWine 2018 – International Wine Showcase

Fine Wine Friday

Fridays are always good.  But last night was extraordinary.  The amount of old white wines tasted on a casual evening superseded any other tasting I remember.  First up was a Hemel-en-Aarde Hamilton Russell Vineyards Chardonnay.  A 1999 vintage.  Beautiful!  A linear, clear taste that’s undeniably Chardonnay doing Hermanus and the Walker Bay appellation proud. The Decanter Vintage… Read More Fine Wine Friday