When you are invited to join a Shiraz tasting group on a Monday afternoon you just don’t say no. Knowing that 18 examples of Shiraz are waiting for evaluation is about the best Monday brief that I could receive. With anticipation goes a little preparation. I ran my memory through my internal Shiraz files while… Read More Cheers to Shirazy winter days!
Hemel-en-Aarde is mainly known for Pinot Noir. The Cape winter demands something bigger, something bolder. Step in Rhone blends. A combination of the Rhone varietals: Syrah/Shiraz for colour and darker fruit flavours, Grenache for aging ability, Mourvedre for structure, Viognier for aroma and Cinsault for softness. Voila! You have red perfection ready for slow sipping. The dramatics… Read More Hemel-en-Aarde Rhone Blends #TourismForAll
Encouraged by the #TourismForAll campaign to discover tourism opportunities in my neighbourhood I explored the potential of music tourism on the 7th day of September – Tourism Month. Sometimes opportunity for an outing comes from unexpected sources. Listening to a live performance at the local high school is not something I would normally do on a… Read More Turn the Music UP
The Delheim Vera Cruz Shiraz 2009 is a winner. One sip and there can be no argument that this is a five star wine. It is bold and beautiful. The tall, dark and handsome shiraz honours matriarch, Vera Sperling, and echoes the title of the property where the fruit is harvested – three kilometres from Delheim on Klapmutskop, between… Read More Vera Cruz – Mexico, Movie but foremost WINE