Vintage variation; for me one of the most essential features when it comes to understanding my passion for wine and what makes me keep on going. Ever changing wines – reflecting the year’s conditions - and how a winemaker handled the vintage compared to previous years, is a great source of learning. [...]
I had it all prepared. Locally grown vegetables; horse beans which were gently boiled, onions, leek and zucchini fried in a full bodied olive oil. On top of that a mildly smoked bacon. Crisp, slightly oily and wonderful green notes from the so fresh vegetables.
No, I’m not bitter. Not at all. Au contraire – I am grateful for the fact that the Bordeaux en primeur 2009 offerings made me realize there’s so much more great wines out there. Wines I don’t have to bond my apartment for – in order to pick up a case. Wines at the [...]
The Dombeya range from Haskell Vineyards are all modernly styled wines but with a great respect for the cultivation site. Add the winemaker Rianie Strydom’s European touch to the wines and there you have it; Stellenbosch wines with lovely personality!
Rianie’s approach is both innovative [...]
A former world champion athlete decides that now it’s time; time to end a long and successful career as a high-jumper. Nothing spectacular with that – what really raises the eyebrows would rather be her next calling; wine importer and sommelier. You know, the temptation writing this article and focusing on the athlete [...]
I could write a novel on this one – on the theme of pure seduction – but then a lot of what grabs you when drinking the Kreuzberg 2008 Devonschiefer Goldkapsel are lost. This talks directly to your heart and works extremely well with those moments when you get the feeling that life’s good, [...]
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